American Chemical Society honors graduate student


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (March 5, 2013) — Daniel Abugri, the laboratory coordinator for the Department of Chemistry and a laboratory instructor for general chemistry and biochemistry, has been honored with a travel award from the Auburn Local Section of the American Chemistry Society to present his work entitled: “Red sorghum leaf as a novel cheaper natural indicator: Solvent effects on functionality and proposed acid-base mechanisms” at the society’s national conference in New Orleans.

Abugri will give an oral presentation April 9 at 3:35 p.m. during the concurrent sessions of the Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. He is currently a Ph.D. student in the Integrative Biosciences program. His research is in the area of natural products for ethnomedicine and how they relate to nutritional biochemistry, parasitology, immunology and molecular biology. He has recently developed a chemical indicator based on natural red dyes for use in acid base titration.

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