Big Splash of Project Symphony Team of Fourteen at the ACS National Meeting in Boston MA on August 15‐20, 2015

As a capstone experience for student researchers in the summer 2015, fourteen Iona undergraduate research students and their faculty mentor, Dr. Sunghee Lee, proudly joined the international chemistry community and presented their research at the 250th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Boston, MA. Dr. Lee presented the talk at the Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, titled “Droplet Interface Bilayer: A Model for Biomembrane Water Permeability Studies”. The students also presented four posters summarizing their research results; (1) “Influence of Tail-Group Lipid Chain Structure on Water Permeability in Artificial Biological Membrane” (2) “Tuning of Membrane Permeability via Various Ion Interactions” (3) “The Formation of Symmetric and Asymmetric Droplet Interface Bilayers: Water Permeability Studies” and (4) “Effects of Solvent and Method of Preparation on Artificial Biological Membrane.”