■ Prof. John D’Auria has become a Grad Examiner for the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary
■ Prof. Michael Latham gave the talk A Dynamic Allosteric Pathway Underlies Rad50 ABC ATPase Function in DNA Repair at the 26th Annual Texas Protein Folders And Function Meeting, which was held April 13th-15th at the Retreat at Artesian Lakes in Cleveland, TX. Three of his students also presented posters at the meeting:
- Samiur Rahman, Marella D. Canny, and Michael P. Latham, Studies of an MRe11 cancer mutation give insight into the mechanism of double strand DNA damage repair
- Zachary K. Boswell, Marella D. Canny, and Michael P. Latham, Disparate mechanisms within adjacent Rad50 D-loop mutations
-Elahe Masoumzadeh, Petar N. Grozdanov, Clinton C. MacDonald, and Michael P. Latham, Exploring the role of a single mutation of the RRM CstF-64 on the mRNA cleavage and polyadenylation process
■ Prof. Bill Poirier gave the invited presentation Quantum Mechanics Without Wavefunctions at the Quantum Dynamics Seminar, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany
■ Prof. Bill Poirier gave the invited presentation Large Scale Vibrational Spectroscopy Calculations: Massive parallelization and the classical phase space picture at the AMOC Conference 2018 (Anharmonicity in Medium-Sized Molecules and Clusters), Budapest, Hungary
■ Dr. Guigen Li and TTU alumni Dr. Cole Seifert have been featured in a new web article on the VPR’s website Texas Tech Technology Company Looks to Revolutionize Synthetic Peptide Production for their work in technology transfer to the startup company GAP Peptides
■ Four local high school students competed at TTU on Apr 23, 2018 in the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (national competition level). Dr. Robert Long was the coordinator of this ACS event sponsored by the local section. The top 4 students in the local Chemistry Olympiad exam in March were invited to campus to participate in the national competition which will determine who is to be selected for the U.S. team to compete internationally in the fall. The national level consisted of a three-part exam including Part I – Multiple Choice, Part II – Problem Solving, and Part III – Lab Practical. Thanks go to Laquetta Purkiss for helping to set up the materials for Part III
The NIH-National Cancer Institue (NCI) awards Yehia Mechref (TTU) and David Lubman
(University of Michigan) a new U01 grant entitled Screening of Glycan Markers in Serum
for Early Detection of HCC in Different Etiologies of Disease. + More This award includes researchers from TTU, University of Michigan, University of Texas
MS Anderson Cancer Center, UT Southwestern and Indiana University. Learn More
Prof.'s John D'Auria, Michael Mayer, Bob Shaw and Dom Casadonte were among the 32
Texas Tech University Professors recognized by one (or more!) of this year's Phi Beta
Kappa student inductees. + More These professors were recognized as the professor who has had the largest impact
on the Phi Beta Kappa student inductees' experience and learning while at Texas Tech.
Prof. Mechref has been awarded a $600K NIH S10 BRS Shared Instrumentation grant. This
is the first S10 ever awarded to TTU. + More Matching funds will be provided by the CH Foundation ($150k), TTU/HSC ($100k) and
TTU ($50k). This new instrument will enable the TTU Center for Biotechnology and Genomics
to provide genomic sequencing at a much-reduced cost, thus benefitting researchers
at TTU, TTU/HSC, and the region. Learn More
Prof. Li has received a supplemental grant from the Welch Foundation. This supplement
is indicative of the Welch Foundation interest in supporting Prof. Li's research.Learn More
Prof. Poirier has received a supplemental grant from the Welch Foundation. This supplement
is indicative of the Welch Foundation interest in supporting Prof. Poirier's research.Learn More
Congratulations to Amanda Miller for being awarded the Outstanding Undergraduate Research
(OUR) Award presented by CALUE.Learn More
Congratulations to Amanda Miller & Adrian Falco for awards at the 2018 Texas Tech
University Undergraduate Research Conference. + MoreAdrian received 3rd place in the poster division for Biological and Chemical Sciences, and Amanda received
1st place for all oral presentations.
Reed Nieman has been awarded a Lubbock Achievement Rewards for College Scientists
(ARCS) Chapter Memorial Scholarship provided by the Community Foundation of West Texas. + More Reed is a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. The Community
Foundation of West Texas (www.cfwtx.org) provides scholarships and grants to students and businesses in the Texas South Plains
region with the intention of increasing the overall quality of life in the local area.
See their website for more information.
Congratulations to our undergraduate students who participated in the 10th annual
Undergraduate Research Conference here at Texas Tech University + More It was amazing to see all the excellent research these students have conducted in
our department. A full list of the participants from Chemistry and Biochemistry is
provided in the link
Congratulations Reed Nieman for receiving the Doctoral Dissertation fellowship for
2018-19 academic year.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is committed to providing high quality
education in the chemical and biochemical sciences for undergraduate and graduate
students, producing research contributions that are recognized nationally and internationally,
and making service contributions at all levels.
Monday, July 2nd, 2018• M.S. DEFENSE Ting Tang
TTUCHEMBIO@TTUChem (Undergraduate)@TTUChemGrad (Graduate)