Fridgen Group Members
Current Group Members
Structures of Beta-methylaminoalanine/metal cation complexes
Cationized guanine/cytosine complexes
Structures and reactions of self-assembled peptide/metal cation complexes
Structures and reactions of metal cationized mixed DNA base/amino acid complexes.
Structures and reactions of metal cationized glutathione.
Structures and reactions of protonated and metal cationized neonicotinoids
Computational studies of DNA Base/radiation sensitizer complexes
Structures and reactions of protonated thiacloprid
Past Group Members
Structures and Energetics of Guanine cationic complexes
Yasaman Jami Alahmadi
Fourier Transform mass spectrometric and computational studies of protonated and metal cation dimeric amino acid complexes.
Studies of structures of bare and hydrated metal cationized uracil complexes.
Currently: Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Memorial University.
Structures and reactions of metal cationized 1-methlycytosine
Currently a Graduate Student at Simon Fraser
Dr. Ameneh Gholami
Kinetics of [Ru(bpy)2]2+ reactions and unimolecular chemistry/spectroscopy of Zn(Pro-H)+ and [Zn(Pro-H)(Pro)]+.
Dr. Michael Burt
Formerly, NSERC Undergraduate Research Assistant (summer 2006)
IRMPD spectroscopic characterization of [M(Aa-H)]+ complexes (M=metal dication, Aa=amino acid) in the gas phase
Dr. Osama Ali
ICR Collision Studies of Uracil2M2+
Dr. Elizabeth Gillis
Spectroscopic and BIRD studies of UranM2+ complexes, M=1-14, M=alkaline earth metal.
BSc Memorial University, 2011
[(Aa-H)M]2+ by BIRD kinetics, spectroscopy, and high energy uracil cation collisional fragmentation.
Currently: Graduate student at McGill University with Dr. Thomas Quinn of the Chemical Engineering Dept.
SORI Studies of Uracil2M2+
Currently: NSERC USRA with Gary Hannon at University of Montreal
MIKES and CID Studies of Uracil Radical Cations and Protonated Uracils
Currently: Memorial University School of Medicine
Dr. Khadijeh (Negar) Rajabi
IRMPD spectroscopy of proton and metal cation bound adenine complexes and M2+adenine/solvent complexes.
Structures and reactions of metal cationized tryptophan
Computational study of uracil/metal cation/ammonia complexes
Mark worked on determining structures of solvated complexes of amino acids and lead dication.
Currently: School of Optometry at the University of Waterloo
Currently MUN Medicine
Fourier Transform mass spectrometric and computational studies of metal cation/tetrose complexes.
B.Sc.Thesis Title: "Probing Strong Hydrogen Bond Interactions: The Thermochemistry of Ketone and Diketone Proton-Bound Clusters in the Gas Phase"
Currently, Matt is employed at MDS Sciex
Thesis Title: "Potential Energy Surfaces Governing Benzylium and Tropylium Cation Formation From Alkylbenzene Cations"
Currently teaching high school chemistry.