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Wesley Students Co-author Article

Posted March 12th, 2015 at 4:08pm
From left: Deol, D'Souza and Pavey

From left: Deol, D’Souza and Pavey

Wesley Seniors Jasbir Deol (biological chemistry) and Maryeah Pavey (biology) are co-authors with Wesley College Professor of Chemistry and Associate Dean of Interdisciplinary/Collaborative Sponsored Research Dr. Malcolm D’Souza on an article. The peer-reviewed article, “Statistical Methods for the Investigation of Solvolysis Mechanisms Illustrated by the Chlorides of the Carbomethoxy Protecting Groups NVOC and FMOC,” was published in the Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry Volume 2015 ( The publication is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that reviews articles in all areas of analytical chemistry and publishes original research articles.

This INBRE/EPSCoR sponsored undergraduate research project evaluated very common synthetic carbomethoxy protecting groups used in industrial solid and solution phase applications for peptides and polymer sequences for ag products. Deol is a Cannon Scholar (NSF S-STEM program) who was recently recognized by the DE-American Chemical Society section and has just received a scholarship to join the graduate Temple University, School of Pharmacy program. Pavey has enrolled in the Wesley College MAT program for STEM teachers.

The Wesley College STEM Directed Research projects are sponsored by the DE-INBRE (NIH-NIGMS IDeA) and the DE-EPSCoR (NSF EPSCoR) programs.

Financial support was provided through the Delaware EPSCoR (Experimental Project to Stimulate Competitive Research) program funded by the National Science Foundation and the State of Delaware DEDO program under grant number IIA EPS-1301765.

Financial support was provided through the Delaware INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) program funded by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences – NIGMS at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the State of Delaware DEDO program under grant number P20 GM103446.