Undergraduate students underlined, presenting author starred

At PittCon 2017, the 68th Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Exposition, March 2017, Chicago IL:
  • “Degradation of Sertraline in Space,” Virginia James*, Wendy Cory
  • “Investigating the Potential Degradation of Levofloxacin Following Exposure to Space,” Alisha Lamas*, Wendy Cory
  • “Investigation into the Stability and Potency of Ibuprofen Stored Aboard the International Space Station,” Katrina Mangiaracina*, Wendy Cory
  • “Chemical Analysis of Potency and Purity of Phenytoin Capsules Stored on the International Space Station,” Jessica Moon*, Wendy Cory

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Sondrica Goines, Jessica Moon, Katrina Mangiaracina, Alisha Lamas, and Virginia James presenting their research at PittCon 2017


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Virgina James, Jessica Moon, Katrina Mangiaracina

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Virginia and Alisha explaining their research

At NASA Human Research Program Investigator’s Workshop, January 2017, Galveston TX:

  • “Analysis of the Degradation of Pharmaceuticals Stored on the International Space Station (ISS),” Wendy Cory*, Virginia James, Alisha Lamas, Katrina Mangiaracina, Jessica Moon

At the
68th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), October 2016, Columbia SC:
  • “Pharmaceutical Analysis CURE - Classroom Undergraduate Research Experience - in the General Chemistry Laboratory,” Wendy Cory*

At PittCon 2016, the 67th Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Exposition, March 2016, Atlanta GA:

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Neha and Sylvia presenting their posters at PittCon 2016

  • “Photodegradation of Bupropion and Gabapentin,” Neha Muppala,* Kristina Tran, Dr. Wendy Cory
  • “Photodegradation and Ecotoxicity Studies of Sertraline, Fluoxetine, and their Photodegradants,” Sylvia Davila,* Jessica Hinson, Dr. Allison Welch, Dr. Wendy Cory

At PittCon 2015, the 66th Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Exposition, March 2015, New Orleans LA:

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Lisa, Aliya, Caitlin, Taylor and Omorose at PittCon 2015

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  • “Solar Photodegradation of Diphenhydramine and Ranitidine in Simulated Natural Waters,” Aliya Dumas,* Omorose Aighewi,* Dr. Wendy Cory
  • “Solar Photodegradation of Antidepressants in the Aquatic Environment,” Taylor Domenick,* Lisa Kasprzok,* Caitlin Purvis,* Dr. Wendy Cory

At the 66th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), October 2014, Nashville TN:

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Dr. Cory with her beloved chemistry professor
from undergraduate days at
UT-Chattanooga, Dr. Rob Mebane

  • “When Pharmaceuticals Degrade in the Environment,” Dr. Wendy Cory*

At the American Chemical Society National Meeting, August 2014, San Francisco CA:
  • “Monitoring Solar Photodegradation of Pharmaceuticals in Environmental Samples: Analytical and Environmental Chemistry Research at the College of Charleston,” Dr. Wendy Cory*

At the 24th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Europe, May 2014, Basel, Switzerland:
  • “Investigation of Photochemical Degradates of Pharmaceuticals in Water Samples,” Dr. Wendy Cory,* Jessica Ramirez, Logan Herbert, Adam Jenkins, Dr. Allison Welch, Jonathan Brown, and Sarah Turner

At the 65th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), November 2013, Atlanta GA:
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Jess, Sam, Dr. Cory, Adam, and Logan at SERMACS 2013

  • “Photodegradation of Diphenhydramine in Simulated Natural Waters,” Aliya Dumas* and Dr. Wendy Cory
  • “Photodegradation Mechanisms of Vardenafil and Sildenafil,” Logan Herbert*and Dr. Wendy Cory
  • “Photodegradation of Loratidine in Simulated Natural Water Samples,” Adam Jenkins* and Dr. Wendy Cory
  • “Photodegradation of Naproxen and its Photodegradants in Simulated Natural Water Samples” Jess Ramirez* and Dr. Wendy Cory
  • “Photochemical Degradation and Environmental Fate of Pharmaceutically Active Compounds in Simulated Natural Water Samples,” Dr. Wendy Cory*

At the 64th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), October 2012, Raleigh NC:

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Adam, Darius, and Logan at SERMACS 2012

  • “The Photodegradation of Sildenafil in Simulated Natural Waters,” Darius Becker-Krail*and Dr. Wendy Cory
  • “Photodegradation Mechanism of Vardenafil, the Active Ingredient in Levitra,” Logan Herbert* and Dr. Wendy Cory
  • “Investigation of the Products of Cetirizine Solar Photodegradation,” Adam Jenkins* and Dr. Wendy Cory

At PittCon 2012, the 63rd Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Exposition, March 2012, Orlando FL:

Top left: C of C chemistry undergraduate students at PittCon in Orlando, 2012
L-R:Candice Ulmer, Danielle White, Shabree Knick, Chase Mabe

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  • “Indirect Photodegradation of Naproxen in Simulated Natural Water Systems,” Candice Ulmer* and Dr. Wendy Cory
  • “Forensic Degradation Analysis of Sildenafil Using ESI-LC-MS,” Chase Mabe* and Dr. Wendy Cory
  • “Photochemical Degradation of Cetirizine in Simulated Natural Waters,” Danielle White* and Dr. Wendy Cory

At NOM 2011, the 4th IWA Specialty Conference on Natural Organic Matter, July 27-30 2011, Costa Mesa CA:
  • “Photodegradation of Naproxen and Ibuprofen and the Formation of Ecotoxic Photoproducts in Natural Water Samples,” Wendy Cory,* Andrea DeSantis and Candice Ulmer.

At PittCon 2011, the 62nd Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Exposition, March 2011, Atlanta GA:



Andrea, Chase, Akal, Rainey,
and Dr. Cory at PittCon 2011


  • “Photodegradation of Ibuprofen and Naproxen in Natural Water Samples,” Andrea DeSantis* and Dr. Wendy Cory
  • “Chiral Quantification of Naproxen by Electrospray Ionization - Tandem Mass Spectrometry: Kinetic Method,” Stephen Ferguson* and Dr. Wendy Cory
  • “Solid Phase Microextraction and Gas Chromatography/ Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Organoleptic Compounds in Vodka,” Chase Mabe* and Dr. Wendy Cory
  • “Forensic Determination of Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Using Electrospray Ionization - Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry,” Rainey Patterson* and Dr. Wendy Cory
  • “Photodegradation of Cetirizine in Natural Water Samples,” Akal Zeleke* and Dr. Wendy Cory

At the 61st Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), October 2009, San Juan PR:


C of C chemistry undergraduate students at SERMACS in Puerto Rico, 2009:
L-R: Erin Cartwright, Jill Kyzer, Maggie Thomasson, Andrea DeSantis, Meredith Kaylor, Katie Crouch

  • “Forced Degradation Studies of Cetirizine, Loratidine and Naproxen by HPLC,” Andrea DeSantis* and Dr. Wendy Cory
  • “Development of a Stability Indicating Assay for Ibuprofen Tablets Using HPLC,” Corbyn Harris* and Dr. Wendy Cory
  • “The Analysis of Glucosinolates Using HILIC-ESI-MS,” Margaret Thomasson* and Dr. Wendy Cory
  • “Pharmaceutical Analysis in the Quant Lab: The Potency and Degradation of Aspirin,” Dr. Wendy Cory*


At the 60th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), October 2008, Nashville TN:

  • “Predicting the Expiration Date of Ibuprofen Tablets: A Forced Degradation Study,” Corbyn Harris,* Dr. Wendy Cory

At the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Exposition, March 2008, New Orleans LA:
  • “Undergraduate Research in Drug Development: Forced Degradation of Ibuprofen,” Dr. Wendy Cory*