Andrew Mitchell

Andrew Mitchell is a junior from Lee’s Summit, Missouri, majoring in Chemistry and minoring in Psychology. Through the Stamps Scholars program, he has conducted research under the mentorship of Dr. Silvia Jurisson for three years. Andrew has investigated novel compounds for use in both imaging and therapy of multi-drug-resistant tumors. He participated in the Arts and Science Undergraduate Research Mentorship program during which his first publication was accepted to Dalton Transactions. His work was recognized by the American Chemical Society with the Charles D. Coryell Award in Nuclear Chemistry. Andrew’s research continues to focus on the next generation of theranostic cancer agents, utilizing established structures as a basis for innovation by adding additional specificity and versatility to create safer, more adaptable cancer-fighting therapies. Beyond research, Andrew is a member of the executive board for the MU Residence Halls Association, authoring legislation to address current campus issues, as well as the Alpha Chi Sigma Professional Chemistry Fraternity, mentoring underclassmen pursuing a career in applied sciences.