Chemistry and Biochemistry
Natural and Health Sciences
Synthesis of O-phenyl-N-(9’-acridinyl)-hydroxylamine
Mentor: Michael Mosher, PhD, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
My name is Matthew DeSelm, and I'm originally from a small town in Iowa called Oskaloosa. I moved to Colorado in 2009, and it was honestly one of the best decisions that I've made. I absolutely love it here. The scenery, the weather, and the people are amazing, and I'm now proud to call Colorado my home. After working briefly as a volunteer firefighter and EMT, I decided to come to UNC starting in the spring of 2014. I'm currently working on a bachelor's degree in biochemistry, as well as a minor in biology. I've been involved in biology-related cancer research for the past year, and I now plan to delve more into the chemistry side of things. My goal is to obtain a Ph.D. and to pursue a career in chemistry or biochemistry research. I absolutely love learning, so I could definitely see myself working at a university someday, but if my career path takes me in a different direction that's okay too. I'm definitely excited to be a part of the McNair Scholars Program this year, and I'm looking forward to all the opportunities that it will bring.