Undergraduate co-op research assistant

Department of ChemistryAlvaro Omaña in lab
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON
N2L 3G1
(519) 888-4567 x36388
aaomana@uwaterloo.ca
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B.Sc. (Honours) Candidate, Chemistry (Co-op) 2012-2018

About Alvaro

Current Research: Analysing chelation between neurotransmitters and metal cations (Cu, Fe, Zn, Mn, and Al) to further understand the neurodegenerative pathway of Parkinson's disease. I am also using computational chemistry to predict the most stable structures of phenylalanine bound to glyceraldehyde, malonate or oxalate to determine the stability of zwitterion-dianion complexes.

Past Experience: Work as a summer camp counsellor and five years of volunteer activities at the Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre.

Interests: Computational chemistry, gas-phase ions, transition 
metal clusters, anion-anion and zwitterion-dianion interactions.

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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