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 Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences | Alumni | Michelle H. Hsia
Michelle H. Hsia

Mentor: Dr. Peter Moeller

Education:
BS. Rensselaer Polythechnic Institute, 2001

Matriculated: 2001

Research
My research involves chemical isolation and structural determination of a toxic compound(s) produced by the Gulf of Mexico red tide-causing dinoflagellate, Alexandrium monilatum. Isolation involved various HPLC and LC-MS methods and structural determination through NMR and various MS techniques. To date, structural characterization is complete, but no stereochemistry has been reported. Future directions include bacterial influences on algal toxin production and algal growth dynamics.
Publications
Michelle H. Hsia, Steve L. Morton, Laurinda L. Smith, Kevin R. Beauchesne, Kevin
M. Huncik and Peter D.R. Moeller. 2006. Production of goniodomin A by the planktonic, chain-forming dinoflagellate Alexandrium monilatum (Howell) Balech isolated from the Gulf Coast of the United States. Harmful Algae. 5(3):
290-299.

Presentations
The first isolation and structural determination of a toxin produced by the chain-forming dinoflagellate, Alexandrium monilatum?September 12-16 2005 4th European Conference on Marine Natural Products, Paris, France-poster

Isolation and determination of structure and biological activity of a novel toxin produced by the dinoflagellate, Alexandrium monilata?November 2004 Student Research Day Poster Session, PhD III, MUSC, Charleston, SC-poster placed second in division

"Isolation and determination of structure and biological activity of a novel toxin produced by the dinoflagellate, Alexandrium monilata"GRC Marine Natural Products Conference in Ventura, Cali-poster presentation-Feb 2004

"Isolation and determination of structure and biological activity of a noveltoxin produced by the dinoflagellate, Alexandrium monilata"MBES Open House 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002-poster presentation

"Isolation and determination of structure and biological activity of a noveltoxin produced by the dinoflagellate, Alexandrium monilata"SETAC conference in Charleston, SC 2003-poster presentation

Meetings
4th European Conference on Marine Natural Products, Paris, France

GRC Marine Natural Products Conference in Ventura, Cali

Community:

Volunteer science fair judge for the Academic Magnet School

 
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