Chemistry Research Student Wins Honors Presentation Award

Jake ReedJake Reed, a research student in Dr. Stephens’ lab, won 3rd place in the “Best Paper” category at the Georgia Collegiate Honors Conference which was held recently on the campus of North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega, GA. Jake’s presentation was entitled “Synthesis of Benzothiadiazine Derivatives as Potential HHV-6 Inhibitors”. Jake began this research last fall, after completing another project last summer. This coming summer Jake will travel to Leuven, Belgium to perform virology studies on HHV-6 inhibitors at the Rega Institute. Next year, Jake (back in the States) will begin writing his honors thesis.