Presentations and Seminars

Previous and Upcoming Presentations:

2019
Renee Kontos, Kevin Minbiole. Insights into rigidity-activity relationships in bisQAC amphiphilic antiseptics.  257th ACS National Meeting, Orlando, FL. ORGN 501. (Oral) April 3, 2019.

Brian Bentley, Renee Kontos, Javier Feliciano, William M Wuest, Kevin Minbiole. Investigating metallocene-based multiQACs as novel amphiphilic antiseptics.  257th ACS National Meeting, Orlando, FL. ORGN 371. (Poster) April 2, 2019.

Julia Tasca, Kevin Minbiole. Tetrodotoxin production and stress response in newts as analyzed by LC-MS.  257th ACS National Meeting, Orlando, FL. ANYL 344. (Oral) April 2, 2019.

Julia Tasca, Brandon LaBumbard, Anthony Poltronetti, Doug C Woodhams, Kevin Minbiole. Tetrodotoxin production and stress response in newts as analyzed by LC-MS.  257th ACS National Meeting, Orlando, FL. ANYL 344. (SciMix Poster) April 1, 2019.

Bria Gillard, Julia Tasca, Javier Feliciano,  Thomas P Umile, Louise Rollins-Smith, Kevin Minbiole  Identification of small immunosuppressive molecules produced by chytridiomycosis-causing fungal pathogens. 257th ACS National Meeting, Orlando, FL. ANYL 143 (Poster) March 31, 2019.

Julia Tasca, Hugo A Sanchez, Chelsea R Smith, Tatyana Livshultz, Kevin Minbiole. Optimization of an LC-MS method for the detection of pyrrolizidine alkaloids and their N-oxides in herbarium-preserved apocynaceae leaves. 257th ACS National Meeting, Orlando, FL. ANYL 145. (Poster) March 31, 2019.

2018

Tatyana Livshultz,* Julia Tasca, Kevin Minbiole, Chelsea Smith, Jordan Teisher, Shannon Straub. Using herbarium specimens to study plant metabolism: the state of the science and an example: pyrrolizidine alkaloids in Apocynaceae. Herbaria Colloquium at Botany 2018 Conference, Rochester, MN, July 17, 2018.

Louise Rollins-Smith,* Laura Reinert, Vishvaas Ravikumar, Megan Huebner, Audrey Aka, Marilyn Ayisi-Ahwireng, Bryan Joosse, Emily Hall, Thomas Umile, Kevin P.C. Minbiole, Antonio Ruzzini, and Jon Clardy. Immunomodulatory Molecules Produced By The Pathogenic Chytrid Fungus, Batrachochtyrium Dendrobatidis. International Congress of the International Society of Developmental and Comparative Immunology (ISDCI), Santa Fe, NM.  June 17th – 21st, 2018

Kevin Minbiole.* The Renaissance of QACs: Forging Novel Antiseptics and Reevaluating Bacterial Resistance. Villanova University, Sigma Xi Poster Day, Plenary Lecture.  April 27, 2018.

Julia Tasca,* Chelsea Smith, Elizabeth A. Burzynski, Brynn Sundberg, Anthony F Lagalante, Tatyana Livshultz, Kevin Minbiole. LC-MS detection of pyrrolizidine alkaloids and their N-oxides in herbarium specimens dating back to 1840. ANYL 444 (oral). 255th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA. March 22, 2018.  Picture!

Emily Doe, Anthony Poltronetti,* Thomas P Umile, Louise Rollins-Smith, Kevin Minbiole. Amphibian chemical ecology: Method development in natural product identification.  CHED 483 (poster). 255th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA. March 19, 2018.

Stephanie Schallenhammer,* Renee Kontos, Brian Bentley, Stephanie Duggan, Kelly Morrison, William Wuest, Kevin Minbiole.  Hybrid BisQACs: Biscationic quaternary ammonium compounds merging the structures of two commercial antiseptics.  MEDI 149 (poster). 255th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA. March 18, 2018.  Picture!

Ryan Allen,* Megan Jennings, Myles Mitchell, Saleh Al-Khalifa, William Wuest, Kevin  Minbiole. Ester- and amide-based MultiQACs: Multicationic soft antimicrobial agents. ORGN 225 (oral).  255th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA. March 19, 2018.

 

2017
Kevin Minbiole.* The Renaissance of QACs: Forging Novel Antiseptics and Reevaluating Bacterial Resistance.  Harvard University – Rowland Institute.  August 14, 2017.

Kevin Minbiole,* New Solutions to An Old Problem: Modernizing Quaternary Ammonium Antiseptics.  MidAtlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. CHED 249 (oral). Hershey, PA June 5, 2017.

Zachary D. Whitermore, Stephanie M. Duggan, Megan C. Jennings, William H. Wuest, Kevin P.C. Minbiole, Deanna L. Zubris* Synthesis and Characterization of Multi-Cationic Quaternary Ammonium Containing Polymers. 253rd ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 7, 2017, POLY 206 (poster).

2016
Kevin Minbiole,* William Wuest. Multi Cationic Quaternary Ammonium Compounds to overcome bacterial resistance.  PA Bio, Philadelphia, PA, October 28, 2016.

Myra Hughey, Matthew Becker, Tiffany Bridges, Brian Gratwicke, Reid Harris, Leanna House, Roberto Ibanez, Roderick Jensen, Stephen Loftus, Daniel Medina, Kevin Minbiole, Eria Rebollar, Thomas Umile, Jenifer Walke, Lisa Belden.* Diversity and symbiosis: Examining the taxonomic, genetic, and functional diversity of amphibian skin microbiota in Panama. 6th ASM Conference on Beneficial Microbes, Seattle, WA, September 9-12.

Stephanie Duggan,* Megan E. Forman, Madison Fletcher, Megan Jennings, William M. Wuest, Kevin P. C. Minbiole. Structure-Resistance Relationships: Interrogating Antiseptic Resistance in Bacteria Using Multicationic Quaternary Ammonium Dyes (multiQACs). 252nd ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA August 22; CHED 267 (poster). (Picture)

Myles Mitchell,* Ryan Allen, Megan Jennings, William Wuest, Kevin Minbiole. A Scaffold-Hopping Approach to the Development of Antiseptic Cationic Amphiphiles. 252nd ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA August 22; CHED 260 (poster). (Picture)

Kevin Minbiole.* Multicationic Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (MultiQACs): Potent Antimicrobial and Antibiofilm Agents Arising from a Variety of Scaffolds. 252nd ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA August 24; MEDI 361.

Saleh Al-Khalifa, Megan Jennings, William Wuest, Kevin Minbiole.* Novel Architectures for Multicationic Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (multiQACs). 252nd ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA August 24; MEDI 413 (poster). (Picture)

Stephanie Duggan,* Megan Jennings, Madison Fletcher, William M. Wuest, Kevin P. C. Minbiole. Preparation of Antimicrobial Amphiphiles Derived from Polyamine Dye Scaffolds. 251st ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 14; CHED 1139 (poster).  (picture)

Maureen Joyce,* Megan Jennings, Celina Santiago, Madison Fletcher, William Wuest, Kevin Minbiole. Natural product-derived quaternary ammonium compounds with potent antibacterial activity. 251st ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 14; CHED 1496 (poster). (picture)

Myles Mitchell,* Anthony Iannetta, Megan Jennings, Madison Fletcher, William Wuest, Kevin Minbiole. Scaffold-hopping of multicationic amphiphiles yields new classes of antimicrobials. 251st ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 14; CHED 1107 (poster). (picture.)

Megan Forman,* Saleh Al-khalifa, Megan Jennings, Madison Fletcher, Stephanie Duggan, William Wuest, Kevin Minbiole. Multicationic quaternary ammonium cations (multiQACs): Simple amphiphile scaffolds with antimicrobial, anti-biofilm, and anti-resistance properties. 251st ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 13; MEDI 143 (poster). (picture)


2015
Anthony Iannetta,* Thomas Umile, Kevin P.C. Minbiole. Amphibian Skin Swabbing for HPLC Fingerprinting of Natural Products. Villanova University Sigma Xi Research Symposium, April 24, 2015.

Celina Santiago,* Matthew Becker, Lisa Belden, Brian Gratwicke, Kevin P.C. Minbiole. Antifungal defenses of the Panamanian golden frog: Bacterial augmentation and chemical analysis. Villanova University Sigma Xi Research Symposium, April 24, 2015.

2014
Megan C. Jennings, Thomas J. Paniak, Kevin P.C. Minbiole, William M. Wuest.  The Anti-biofilm Properties of Next Generation Quaternary Ammonium Cations. PA Bio Life Science Future Conference.  Philadelphia, PA, October 13, 2014.

Matthew H. Becker*, Jenifer B. Walke, Shawna Cikanek, Anna E. Savage, Nichole Mattheus, Celina N. Santiago, Kevin P.C. Minbiole, Reid N. Harris, Lisa K. Belden, Brian Gratwicke.  Composition of symbiotic bacteria predicts survival in Panamanian golden frogs infected with a lethal fungus.  American Society of Microbiology Beneficial Microbes Meeting, Washington, DC, September 28, 2014.

Jenifer B. Walke,* Matthew H. Becker, Thais L. Teotonio, Stephen C. Loftus, Leanna L. House, Kevin P. C. Minbiole, Lisa K. Belden.  Community structure and function of amphibian skin microbes: an experimental test with bullfrogs exposed to chytrid fungus. American Society of Microbiology Beneficial Microbes Meeting, Washington, DC, September 28, 2014.

Paul Connor Shanahan,* Jacob W. Black, Megan C. Jennings, Thomas J. Paniak, William M. Wuest, Kevin P.C. Minbiole. Polyamine-derived amphiphiles: Straightforward preparations of potent antibacterial agents. 248th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 11th, 2014; CHED 268 (poster).

Celina N. Santiago,* Matthew H. Becker, Lisa K. Belden, Brian Gratwicke, Kevin PC Minbiole. Antifungal defenses of the Panamanian golden frog: Bacterial augmentation and chemical analysis. 248th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 11th, 2014; CHED 197 (poster).

Thomas J. Paniak,* Kevin P.C. Minbiole. Synthesis and antimicrobial evaluation of triscationic amphiphiles. 248th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 10th, 2014; CHED 18 (oral).

Anthony A. Iannetta,* Thomas P. Umile, Kevin P.C. Minbiole. Amphibian skin swabbing for HPLC fingerprinting of natural products. 248th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 10th, 2014; CHED 59 (oral).

Patrick McLaughlin,* Piotr Lukasik, Thomas Umile, Kevin Minbiole, Gail Hearn.  Characterization of Amphibian Species-Specific Cutaneous Bacterial Communities and Metabolites.  Evolution Conference, Raleigh, NC.  June 20, 2014.

Anthony Iannetta,* Thomas Umile, Kevin P.C. Minbiole. Amphibian Skin Swabbing for HPLC Fingerprinting of Natural Products. Villanova University Sigma Xi Research Symposium, April 25, 2014.

Thomas Paniak,* Kevin P.C. Minbiole. Synthesis of Antimicrobial Triscationic Amphiphiles. Villanova University Sigma Xi Research Symposium, April 25, 2014.

Celina Santiago,* Matthew Becker, Lisa Belden, Brian Gratwicke, Kevin P.C. Minbiole. Antifungal defenses of the Panamanian golden frog: Bacterial augmentation and chemical analysis. Villanova University Sigma Xi Research Symposium, April 25, 2014.

Paul Connor Shanahan,* Jacob Black, Kevin P.C. Minbiole. TMEDA-derived biscationic amphiphiles: An economical preparation of potent antibacterial agents. Villanova University Sigma Xi Research Symposium, April 25, 2014.

2013
Laura Ator,* Kevin P.C. Minbiole. Synthesis of nitrogenous heterocycles via cyclopropane fragmentation. 246th ACS National Meeting, Organic Chemistry Session, Indianapolis, IN, September 10th, 2013; ORGN 329 (poster).  (Picture)

Elizabeth A. Burzynski,* Kevin P.C. Minbiole. Chemical ecology of amphibian skin microbiota. 246th ACS National Meeting, Analytical Chemistry Session, Indianapolis, IN, September 8th, 2013; ANYL 73 (poster). (Picture)

Matthew H. Becker,* Jenifer B. Walke, Shawna Cikanek, Kevin P.C. Minbiole, Thomas Umile, Lisa K. Belden, Brian Gratwicke.  An Examination of Possible Probiotics to Mitigate Chytridiomycosis in the Panamanian Golden Frog. American Society of Microbiology General Meeting. Denver, CO, May 18, 2013.

Melissa Grenier,* Kevin P.C. Minbiole, Antibacterial bipyridinium amphiphiles with conventional, bicephalic and gemini architectures. 245th ACS National Meeting, Organic Chemistry Session, New Orleans, LA, April 9, 2013; ORGN 423 (oral). (Picture)

Jacob Black,* Melissa C. Grenier, Kevin P.C. Minbiole. Antibacterial triazole-based amphiphiles: a click-chemistry approach to biscationic amphiphiles. 245th ACS National Meeting, Medicinal Chemistry Session, New Orleans, LA, April 7, 2013; MEDI 155 (poster).  (Picture)

Robby Davis,* Thomas P. Umile, Kendall Johnson, Kevin P.C. Minbiole. The chemical ecology of an amphibian-fungal-bacterial ecosystem.   245th ACS National Meeting, Oral presentation, Organic Chemistry Session, New Orleans, LA, April 8, 2013; ORGN 288 (oral).  (Picture)

Thomas P. Umile,* Robert W. Davis, Kendall R. Johnson, Elizabeth Burzynski, Kevin P.C. Minbiole. Nonlethal detection and characterization of natural products found on amphibian skins.  245th ACS National Meeting, Organic Chemistry Session, New Orleans, LA, April 7, 2013; ORGN 247 (poster).

2012

Molly Bletz,* Andrew Loudon, Matthew Becker, Sara Bell, Doug Woodhams, Kevin Minbiole, Reid Harris.  Mitigating amphibian chytridiomycosis with bioaugmentation: Characteristics of effective probiotics. Amphibian Pathogens Annual Meeting, Arizona State University, November 10, 2012.

Matthew Becker,* Molly Bletz, Andrew Loudon, Sara Bell, Doug Woodhams, Brian Gratwicke, Kevin Minbiole, Lisa Belden, Reid Harris.  Selecting an effective probiotic: Lessons learned from Panamanian golden frog bioaugmentation trials.  Amphibian Pathogens Annual Meeting, Arizona State University, November 10, 2012.

Andrew Loudon,* Jessica Holland, Robert Davis, Tom Umile, Kevin Minbiole, Reid Harris: “Properties of probiotics: Bd-bacteria interactions and levels of synergy. Amphibian Pathogens Annual Meeting, Arizona State University, November 10, 2012.

Robby Davis,* Kendall Johnson, Thomas P. Umile, Kevin P.C. Minbiole, Bioactive natural products from an amphibian-bacterial-fungal ecosystem.  244th ACS National Meeting, Organic Chemistry Session, Philadelphia, PA, August 21, 2012.

Melissa Grenier,* Jacob Black, Kevin P.C. Minbiole, Antibacterial bipyridinium amphiphiles with conventional, bicephalic and gemini architectures. 244th ACS National Meeting, Medicinal Chemistry Session, Philadelphia, PA, August 19, 2012.

Jade LaDow,* Jhosdyn Barragan, Daniel Moon, Kevin Caran, Kevin Minbiole, Kyle Seifert.  Synthesis, Antibacterial Activity, and Structure-Function Analysis of a Novel Series of Multi-Headed Amphiphiles.  American Society of Microbiology General Meeting. San Francisco, CA, June 19, 2012.

Jacob Black,* Melissa Grenier, Kevin P.C. Minbiole, Antibacterial bipyridinium amphiphiles with conventional, bicephalic and gemini architectures. Villanova University Sigma Xi Research Symposium, April 27, 2012. (Judged as a top poster!)

Kendall Johnson,* Robby Davis, Kevin P.C. Minbiole, Bioactive natural products from an amphibian-bacterial-fungal ecosystem. Villanova University Sigma Xi Research Symposium, April 27, 2012.

Melissa Grenier,* Jacob Black, Kevin P.C. Minbiole, Antibacterial bipyridinium amphiphiles with conventional, bicephalic and gemini architectures. Saint Joseph University Sigma Xi Research Symposium, April 13, 2012. (Photo!)

Robby Davis,* Kendall Johnson, Kevin P.C. Minbiole, Bioactive natural products from an amphibian-bacterial-fungal ecosystem. Saint Joseph University Sigma Xi Research Symposium, April 13, 2012.  (Photo!)

2011

Melissa Grenier,* Kevin P.C. Minbiole. Polycephalic Amphiphiles as Novel Antimicrobial Agents. Villanova Undergraduate Poster Session, September 20, 2011.

Jade E. LaDow,* David C. Warnock, Kristina M. Hamill, Kaitlin  Simmons, Robert W. Davis, Christian R. Schwantes, Devon C. Flaherty, Jon A. L. Willcox, Kelsey Wilson-Henjum, Irene Lainiotis, Kevin L. Caran, Kevin P. C. Minbiole, and Kyle Seifert,  Bicephalic Amphiphile Architecture Affects Antimicrobial Activity.  Poster presentation, University of Virginia Biotechnology Training Program Biosymposium, May 5, 2011.

Robert W. Davis* and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “Polycephalic (Multi-Headed) Cationic Amphiphiles As Novel Surfactants.” 9th annual Colonial Academic Alliance (CAA) Undergraduate Research Conference, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, April 9, 2011.

Georgia T. Stoyanov,* Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “The Synthesis of Nitrogenous Heterocycles From Cyclopropanol Fragmentation.” The 25th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Ithaca, NY, March 31, 2011.

2010
Robert W. Davis,* Kelly L. George, and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “Polycephalic (Multi-Headed) Cationic Amphiphiles As Novel Surfactants.” University of Maryland Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium, October 30, 2010.

Isaac J. Kimsey,* Georgia T. Stoyanov, and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “The Construction Of Azepines From Cyclopropanol Fragmentation.” University of Maryland Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium, October 30, 2010. Isaac won a 2nd place award for his poster presentation!

Jacob M. Smith,* Patrick J. Wiggins, and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “The Identification Of Antifungal Metabolites Produced By Pedobacter Cryoconitis, A Cutaneous Bacteria Of The Salamander Plethedon Cinereus.” University of Maryland Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium, October 30, 2010. Thais L. Teotonio,* Alison L. Blackman, and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “The Use Of High-Performace Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (LCMS) To Track Antifungal Metabolites On Amphibian Skin.” University of Maryland Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium, October 30, 2010.

Georgia T. Stoyanov,* Kelly L. George, Kevin P. C. Minbiole. “The Synthesis of Nitrogen- and Sulfur-Containing Heterocycles From Cyclopropanol Fragmentation.”  240th ACS National Meeting, Organic Chemistry Session, Boston, MA, August 23, 2010.

David C. Warnock,* Kaitlin L. Simmons, Christian R. Schwantes, Devon C. Flaherty, Jon A. L. Willcox, Robert W. Davis, Jade E. Irby, Kevin P. C. Minbiole, Kyle Seifert and Kevin L. Caran.   “Synthesis, colloidal, and anti-microbial studies on bicephalic (double-headed) amphiphiles”  240th ACS National Meeting, Chemical Education Session, Boston, MA, August 23, 2010.

Reid Harris,* Matthew Becker, Robert Brucker, Brian Gratwicke, Kevin Minbiole, Laura Reinert, Louise Rollins-Smith, Christian Schwantes, Jenifer Walke.  “Bacterial Protection of Amphibian Skin Against a Lethal Skin Fungus is Context Dependent.”  International Society for Microbial Ecology -13th symposium, Seattle, WA, August 27, 2010.

Robby Davis,* Christian Schwantes, Devon Flaherty, Kevin Caran, Kevin Minbiole, Kyle Seifert.  “Polycephalic (Multi-Headed) Cationic Amphiphiles as Novel Surfactants and Antimicrobial Agents.”   Virginia Academy of Science – 2010 Annual Meeting, James Madison University, May 22, 2010.

Georgia T. Stoyanov,* Kelly L. George, Kevin P. C. Minbiole. “The Synthesis of Nitrogen- and Sulfur-Containing Heterocycles From Cyclopropanol Fragmentation.”   Virginia Academy of Science – 2010 Annual Meeting, James Madison University, May 22, 2010. **Georgia was selected as the Honorable Mention for best student presentation!**

Jacob Smith,* Kevin P. C. Minbiole. “Amphibian Chemical Defense: Identification and Application of Antifungal Metabolites from Janthinobacterium Lividum and Pedobacter Cryoconitis.”   Virginia Academy of Science – 2010 Annual Meeting, James Madison University, May 22, 2010.

Christian R. Schwantes,* Kevin P. C. Minbiole, Reid N. Harris. “The antifungal bacterium, Janthinobacterium lividum, does not protect the wild-extinct Panamanian golden frog from chytridiomycosis.”  American Chemical Society Meeting – Virginia Section, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, April 23, 2010.  **At this meeting, Christian was honored with the ACS-Merck award for JMU!**

Patrick Wiggins* and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “Amphibian Chemical Defense: Identification and Application of Antifungal Metabolites from Janthinobacterium Lividum and Pedobacter Cryoconitis.”  The 24th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Missoula, Montana, April 15-17, 2010.

Kelly George* and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “Cyclopropane Fragmentation Strategies to Produce Nitrogen- and Sulfur-Containing Heterocycles”  The 24th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Missoula, Montana, April 15-17, 2010.


2009
Georgia T. Stoyanov, Kelly L. George, and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “The Synthesis of Nitrogen- and Sulfur-Containing Heterocycles from Cyclopropanol Fragmentation.” University of Maryland Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium, October 10, 2009.

Patrick Wiggins,* Devon C. Flaherty, and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “Amphibian Chemical Defense: Identification and Application of Antifungal Metabolites from Janthinobacterium Lividum and Pedobacter Cryoconitis.” University of Maryland Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium, October 10, 2009.  (Patrick won a 1st place award for his poster presentation!

Christian R. Schwantes,* Reid N. Harris, Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “Amphibian chemical defense: repelling Batrachochytridium Dendrobatidis with the metabolites of cutaneous bacteria.”  25th Meeting of the International Society of Chemical Ecology, Neuchatel, Switzerland, August 23, 2009. (Christian won a 2nd place award and 750CHF for his oral presentation!)

Kevin P. C. Minbiole.* “Heterocycles from cyclopropanols: Fragmentation/rearrangement strategies and a homo-Petasis-Ferrier reaction”  ACS National Meeting, Organic Chemistry Session, Washington, DC, August 18, 2009.  ORGN 340.

Devon C. Flaherty, Christian R. Schwantes,* Reid N. Harris, Kevin P. C. Minbiole. “Natural products of amphibian protection: Antifungal metabolites produced by cutaneous bacteria of the salamander Plethodon Cinereus”  ACS National Meeting, Organic Chemistry Session, Washington, DC, August 16, 2009.  ORGN 069.

Christian R. Schwantes,* Devon C. Flaherty, Reid N. Harris, Kevin P. C. Minbiole. “Developing a Bacterial Treatment Using Janthinobacterium lividum for Amphibians Rana muscosa and Plethodon cinereus Infected with Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.”  American Chemical Society Meeting – Virginia Section, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, April 24, 2009.

Matthew A. Troum,* Brandon A. Vara, and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “Cyclopropane Fragmentation Approaches to the Synthesis of Piperidines and Azepines.”  The 23rd National Conference on Undergraduate Research, La Crosse, WI, April 16, 2009.

Patrick Wiggins,* Devon C. Flaherty, Christian R. Schwantes, Reid N. Harris, Kevin P. C. Minbiole. “Natural products of amphibian protection: Antifungal metabolites produced by cutaneous bacteria of the salamander Plethodon Cinereus”  Shenandoah Valley Student Chapter of the American Society of Microbiology Meeting, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA.  April 4, 2009.

Brandon A. Vara,* Matthew A. Troum, and Kevin P. C. Minbiole. “Cyclopropane fragmentation approaches to the synthesis of piperidines and azepines.”  ACS National Meeting, Chemical Education Session, Salt Lake City, UT, March 23, 2009.  CHED 748.

2008
Robert M. Brucker,* Jenifer L. Banning, Kevin P. C. Minbiole, Christian R. Schwantes, Devon C. Flaherty, Matthew Becker, Reid N. Harris. “Abating morbidity and mortality of Chytridiomycosis by employing the microsymbiont Janthinobacterium lividum.” Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation: Amphibian Declines & Chytridiomycosis Conference – Tempe, AZ, November 7, 2008.

Antje Lauer,* Robert M. Brucker, Kevin P. C. Minbiole, Jenifer L. Banning, Mary-Alice Simon, Christian R. Schwantes, Reid N. Harris.  “Antibiotic Compounds from Cutaneous Bacteria of Amphibians inhibit Fungal Pathogens.” Paul Ehrlich World Conference on Antibiotics, Nuremburg, Germany, October 2008.

Brandon A. Vara, Matthew A. Troum, and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “Cyclopropane fragmentation approaches to the synthesis of piperidines and azepines.” University of Maryland Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium, October 11, 2008.

Christian R. Schwantes, Devon C. Flaherty, Kevin Minbiole.  “Developing a Bacterial Treatment Using Janthinobacterium lividum for Amphibians Rana muscosa and Plethodon cinereus Infected with Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.” University of Maryland Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium, October 11, 2008.

Reid Harris, Robert Brucker, Doug Woodhams, Jenifer Banning, Brianna Lam, Matthew Becker, Christian Schwantes, Antje Lauer, Mary Alice Simon, Devon Flaherty, Kevin Minbiole, Ross Alford.  “The Role of Bacteria in Treating Amphibians Exposed to a Lethal Fungal Pathogen: Experimental Studies of the Efficacy of Probiotics in Conservation Biology.”  International
Society for Microbial Ecology -12th symposium, Cairns, Australia, August 20, 2008.

Robert M. Brucker,* Reid N. Harris, and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “Invasives and Other Problematic Species Impacting Appalachian Salamanders.” Smithsonian Institute’s Conservation Research Center, Front Royal, VA, May 30, 2008.

Barbara A. Reisner, Donna S. Amenta, Kevin L. Caran, John Gilje, Scott B. Lewis, Kevin P. C. Minbiole, Debra L. Mohler. “Research experience in the sophomore level laboratory sequence: A bridge to undergraduate research.” ACS National Meeting, Inorganic Chemistry Session, New Orleans, LA, April 9, 2008.  INOR 927.

Marita C. Lawler,* Alison M. Whitehurst, Kevin P. C. Minbiole. “Cyclopropane fragmentation approaches to the synthesis of piperidines and azepines.”  ACS National Meeting, Organic Chemistry Session, New Orleans, LA, April 6, 2008.  ORGN 136.

2007
Robert M. Brucker,* Reid N. Harris, Kevin P. C. Minbiole, Christian R. Schwantes, Thomas N. Gallaher. “Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis inhibition conveyed by cutaneous, amphibian bacterial metabolites.” Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation: Amphibian Declines & Chytridiomycosis Conference – Tempe, AZ, November 5, 2007.

Robert M. Brucker,* Reid N. Harris, Kevin P. C. Minbiole. “B.d. inhibition conveyed by metabolites produced by amphibians’ cutaneous microbiota.” Integrated Research Challenges in Environmental Biology, Emerging Wildlife Diseases: Threats to Amphibian Biodiversity – 2007 Annual Meeting, Arizona State University, November 2, 2007.

Marita C. Lawler,* Kevin P. C. Minbiole. “Cyclopropane-fragmentation Approaches to the Synthesis of Azepines ”  40th Annual National Organic Symposium, Duke University, Durham, NC, June 4, 2007.

Kevin Jellerson,* R. Stephen Andrews, Kevin P. C. Minbiole. “A cyclopropanol fragmentation approach to the synthesis of cis- and trans-oxepanes”  40th Annual National Organic Symposium, Duke University, Durham, NC, June 4, 2007.

Marita C. Lawler,* Kevin P. C. Minbiole. “Cyclopropane Fragmentation Strategies for Heterocycle Formation”   Virginia Academy of Science – 2007 Annual Meeting, James Madison University, May 25, 2007.

Robert M. Brucker,* Reid N. Harris, Kevin P. C. Minbiole. “Antifungal Compounds Produced by Bacteria Found on the Skin of Amphibians”  Virginia Academy of Science – 2007 Annual Meeting, James Madison University, May 25, 2007.

2006

Robert M. Brucker,* Reid N. Harris, Kevin P. C. Minbiole. “Antifungal Compounds Produced by Bacteria Found on the Skin of Amphibians”  Integrated Research Challenges in Environmental Biology, Emerging Wildlife Diseases: Threats to Amphibian Biodiversity – 2006 Annual Meeting, Arizona State University, November 8, 2006.

Marita C. Lawler,* Kevin P. C. Minbiole. “Azepine Assembly via Cyclopropanol Fragmentation.” University of Maryland
Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium, October 14, 2006.

R. Stephen Andrews* and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “Cyclopropanol fragmentation approach to the synthesis of oxepanes and oxocanes”  ACS National Meeting, Organic Chemistry Session, San Francisco, CA, September 12, 2006.  ORGN 580.

Marita C. Lawler,* Erik M. Stang, and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “Azepine assembly via cyclopropanol fragmentation”  ACS National Meeting, Organic Chemistry Session, San Francisco, CA, September 12, 2006.  ORGN 579.

R. Stephen Andrews* and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “Radical-mediated cyclopropane fragmentation approach to pyrrolidine and piperidine synthesis”  ACS National Meeting, Organic Chemistry Session, Atlanta, GA, March 28, 2006.  ORGN 500.

Kevin L. Caran,* Donna S. Amenta, John Gilje, Scott B. Lewis, Kevin P. C. Minbiole, and Barbara A. Reisner.  “A sophomore level inorganic/organic research experience as a foundation for an immersive undergraduate research experience.” ACS National Meeting, Chemical Education Session, Atlanta, GA, March 28, 2006.  CHED 1269.

2005

Kevin P. C. Minbiole,* Kerry E. O’Neil, Seth V. Kingree, Andrew S. D. Blanchard.  “A unified approach to the synthesis of heterocycles exploiting cyclopropane fragmentation”  Poster.  PacifiChem 2005, Waikiki, Hawaii, December 19, 2005.

Andrew S. D. Blanchard,* Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “Synthesis of Medium-Sized Heterocycles via Cyclopropane Fragmentation.”  University of Maryland Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium, October 15, 2005.  Judged as a top poster in the poster session! 

R. Stephen Andrews,* Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “Cyclopropane Fragmentation Strategies for the Assembly of Nitrogenous Heterocycles” University of Maryland Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium, October 15, 2005.

Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “A Cyclopropane Fragmentation Approach to Heterocycle Assembly.”  ACS National Meeting, Organic Chemistry Session, Washington, DC, September 1, 2005.  ORGN 753.

Ashleigh R. Borges, Karolina Z. Roszak, Christian D. Ziegler, Kevin P. C. Minbiole, Kevin L. Caran.*  “Synthesis of a new molecular scaffold”  ACS National Meeting, Organic Chemistry Session, Washington, DC, August 30, 2005.

Michael E. Peretich, Pamela  J. Dopart, Michelle B. Curtis,* D. Kyle Fitzgerald, Antoinette C. Bonhivert, Kevin P.C. Minbiole, Barbara A. Reisner.  “Student affiliates engaging other students in chemistry”  ACS National Meeting, Chemical Education Session, Washington, DC, August 29, 2005.

Erik M. Stang, R. Stephen Andrews, Kevin P. C. Minbiole.*  “Cyclopropane Fragmentation Strategies for the Assembly of Nitrogenous Heterocycles”  ACS National Meeting, Chemical Education Session, Washington, DC, August 28, 2005. CHED 235.

Seth V. Kingree, Andrew S. D. Blanchard, Kerry E. O’Neil, Kevin P. C. Minbiole.*  “A Cyclopropane Fragmentation Approach to the Assembly of Medium-Sized Heterocycles.”  ACS National Meeting, Chemical Education Session, Washington, DC, August 28, 2005.  CHED 236.

Kerry E. O’Neil.  “A Cyclopropane Fragmentation Approach to Heterocycle Synthesis.” Poster.  The Nineteenth National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), Lexington, VA, April 22, 2005.

Seth V. Kingree.  “A Cyclopropane Fragmentation Approach to Heterocycle Synthesis.” Oral Presentation.  The Nineteenth National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), Lexington, VA, April 21, 2005.

2004
Kevin P. C. Minbiole,* Kerry E. O’Neil, Seth V. Kingree.  “A Cyclopropane Fragmentation Approach to Heterocycle Assembly.”  ACS National Meeting, Chemical Education Session, Philadelphia, PA, August 23, 2004.  Paper 172.

Previous and Upcoming Invited Seminars:
Louise Rollins-Smith and Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “Amphibian Immune Defenses against Chytrid Pathogens Linked to Global Amphibian Declines.” University of Massachusetts – Boston. October 2, 2020.

Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “The Renaissance of QACs: Forging Novel Antiseptics and Reevaluating Bacterial Resistance.”  University of Delaware. February 19, 2020.

Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “The Renaissance of QACs: Forging Novel Antiseptics and Reevaluating Bacterial Resistance.”  Bryn Mawr College. February 4, 2019.

Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “The Renaissance of QACs: Forging Novel Antiseptics and Reevaluating Bacterial Resistance.”  The Rowland Institute at Harvard University. August 15, 2017.

Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “Multicationic Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (MultiQACs): Potent Antimicrobial and Antibiofilm Agents.”  United States Department of Agriculture – Eastern Regional Research Center, Chestnut Hill, PA.  May 10, 2016.

Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “GEMS (Graduate Students Engaging with Mentor Scientists) Seminar.”  University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.  March 1, 2016.

Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “The chemical ecology of an amphibian-fungal-bacterial system”  Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.  June 6, 2013.

Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “Developing Antimicrobial Agents though Natural Product Isolation and Medicinal Chemistry”  Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL.  March 5, 2012

Kevin P. C. Minbiole and Kyle N. Seifert.  “The Medicinal Research Collaborative at JMU: Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Ready to Extend Beyond Campus.”   The JMU-RMH Collaborative.  February 23, 2011.

Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “Investigations in Natural Products: Synthesis and Isolation.”  Villanova University, Villanova, PA, November 5, 2010

Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “Investigations in Natural Products: Synthesis and Isolation.”  University of Richmond, Richmond, VA.  March 6, 2009

Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “Investigations in Natural Products: Synthesis and Isolation.”  James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.  September 26, 2008

Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “Investigations in Natural Products: Synthesis and Isolation.”  Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.  March 16, 2007

Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “Mimicking Flowers and Frogs: Designing Reactions for Natural Product Total Synthesis.”  Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.  February 2, 2007

Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “A Cyclopropane Fragmentation Approach to Heterocycle Assembly.”  University of Delaware, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Newark, DE.  August 11, 2005

Kevin P. C. Minbiole.  “Mimicking Flowers and Frogs: Designing Reactions for Natural Product Total Synthesis.”  Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL.  March 11, 2005