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Colleagues Remember Horn Professor William Hase as Direct, Honest, CaringProf. Dominick Casadonte, Jr. received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering MentoringFaculty Positions in Chemistry and Biochemistry2019 faculty staff picnic hosted by Mechref’s (Reda and Yehia)Congratulations to the poster winners of the department annual meet and greet event Influence of Multiple Hydrogen Bonds on Thermal Expansion Within
and Between Two-Dimensional Hydrogen-Bonded Sheets
Effects of dynamic pedal motion and static disorder on thermal expansion within halogen-bonded co-crystals Polynuclear lanthanidediketonato clusters for the catalytic hydroboration of carboxamides and esters
In Vitro Detection of Porphyrin-Producing Wound Bacteria with Real-Time Fluorescence Imaging
Mechref, Sumner, Latham and Azatian in the pictureCongratulations to the Award Recipients from the Faculty Honors Convocation Dr. Yehia Mechref (Chair) and Dr. Michael F. Mayer with Dr. Lawrence Schovanec (TTU President)Departmental Alumni HighlightsEarly History of the Department

Departmental News

  • Prof. Mechref served on the Enabling Bioanalytical and Imaging Technologies (EBIT) study section panel, Feb 13-14. Prof. Mechref is a standing member of the NIH-EBIT study section panel.
  • Prof. Findlater served on the NIH special emphasis study section: ZRG1 BCMB-G (03) M.
  • Prof. Poirier served on an NSF review panel, in Alexandria Virginia, Feb 18-19, 2020.
  • Congratulations to all of our undergraduate students who made the Dean’s and President’s lists for the Fall 2019 semester.
  • Prof. Hutchins gave an invited seminar at the University of Texas at Arlington entitled, "Dynamic molecular motion, phase transitions, and thermal expansion properties of organic crystals," on January 24, 2020.
  • Prof. Latham gave an invited seminar to the Biomolecular Sciences Program at Boise State University. The title of the talk was “NMR Studies of a Large DNA Repair Complex.”
  • Prof. Wylie presented in the Departmental seminar, of Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, at The Ohio State University Columbus, OH. on February 3, 2020. The title of his talk was “Functional Interactions between a Kir Channel and its Native Lipids.”
  • Prof. Wylie presented in a special seminar, at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Miami University, Oxford, OH on February 5, 2020. The title of his talk was “Functional Interactions between a Kir Channel and its Native Lipids.”
  • Prof. Latham presented a poster entitled “Adjacent mutations in the archaea Rad50 ABC ATPase D-loop disrupt allosteric regulation of ATP hydrolysis through different mechanisms” at the 4th DNA Repair/Replication Structures and Cancer Conference, Feb. 16 - 20, Nassau, Bahamas.

Departmental News

  • Prof. Mechref served on the Enabling Bioanalytical and Imaging Technologies (EBIT) study section panel, Feb 13-14. Prof. Mechref is a standing member of the NIH-EBIT study section panel.
  • Prof. Findlater served on the NIH special emphasis study section: ZRG1 BCMB-G (03) M.
  • Prof. Poirier served on an NSF review panel, in Alexandria Virginia, Feb 18-19, 2020.
  • Congratulations to all of our undergraduate students who made the Dean’s and President’s lists for the Fall 2019 semester.
  • Prof. Hutchins gave an invited seminar at the University of Texas at Arlington entitled, "Dynamic molecular motion, phase transitions, and thermal expansion properties of organic crystals," on January 24, 2020.
  • Prof. Latham gave an invited seminar to the Biomolecular Sciences Program at Boise State University. The title of the talk was “NMR Studies of a Large DNA Repair Complex.”
  • Prof. Wylie presented in the Departmental seminar, of Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, at The Ohio State University Columbus, OH. on February 3, 2020. The title of his talk was “Functional Interactions between a Kir Channel and its Native Lipids.”
  • Prof. Wylie presented in a special seminar, at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Miami University, Oxford, OH on February 5, 2020. The title of his talk was “Functional Interactions between a Kir Channel and its Native Lipids.”
  • Prof. Latham presented a poster entitled “Adjacent mutations in the archaea Rad50 ABC ATPase D-loop disrupt allosteric regulation of ATP hydrolysis through different mechanisms” at the 4th DNA Repair/Replication Structures and Cancer Conference, Feb. 16 - 20, Nassau, Bahamas.

Departmental News

  • Prof. Mechref served on the Enabling Bioanalytical and Imaging Technologies (EBIT) study section panel, Feb 13-14. Prof. Mechref is a standing member of the NIH-EBIT study section panel.
  • Prof. Findlater served on the NIH special emphasis study section: ZRG1 BCMB-G (03) M.
  • Prof. Poirier served on an NSF review panel, in Alexandria Virginia, Feb 18-19, 2020.
  • Congratulations to all of our undergraduate students who made the Dean’s and President’s lists for the Fall 2019 semester.
  • Prof. Hutchins gave an invited seminar at the University of Texas at Arlington entitled, "Dynamic molecular motion, phase transitions, and thermal expansion properties of organic crystals," on January 24, 2020.
  • Prof. Latham gave an invited seminar to the Biomolecular Sciences Program at Boise State University. The title of the talk was “NMR Studies of a Large DNA Repair Complex.”
  • Prof. Wylie presented in the Departmental seminar, of Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, at The Ohio State University Columbus, OH. on February 3, 2020. The title of his talk was “Functional Interactions between a Kir Channel and its Native Lipids.”
  • Prof. Wylie presented in a special seminar, at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Miami University, Oxford, OH on February 5, 2020. The title of his talk was “Functional Interactions between a Kir Channel and its Native Lipids.”
  • Prof. Latham presented a poster entitled “Adjacent mutations in the archaea Rad50 ABC ATPase D-loop disrupt allosteric regulation of ATP hydrolysis through different mechanisms” at the 4th DNA Repair/Replication Structures and Cancer Conference, Feb. 16 - 20, Nassau, Bahamas.

Departmental News

  • Prof. Mechref served on the Enabling Bioanalytical and Imaging Technologies (EBIT) study section panel, Feb 13-14. Prof. Mechref is a standing member of the NIH-EBIT study section panel.
  • Prof. Findlater served on the NIH special emphasis study section: ZRG1 BCMB-G (03) M.
  • Prof. Poirier served on an NSF review panel, in Alexandria Virginia, Feb 18-19, 2020.
  • Congratulations to all of our undergraduate students who made the Dean’s and President’s lists for the Fall 2019 semester.
  • Prof. Hutchins gave an invited seminar at the University of Texas at Arlington entitled, "Dynamic molecular motion, phase transitions, and thermal expansion properties of organic crystals," on January 24, 2020.
  • Prof. Latham gave an invited seminar to the Biomolecular Sciences Program at Boise State University. The title of the talk was “NMR Studies of a Large DNA Repair Complex.”
  • Prof. Wylie presented in the Departmental seminar, of Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, at The Ohio State University Columbus, OH. on February 3, 2020. The title of his talk was “Functional Interactions between a Kir Channel and its Native Lipids.”
  • Prof. Wylie presented in a special seminar, at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Miami University, Oxford, OH on February 5, 2020. The title of his talk was “Functional Interactions between a Kir Channel and its Native Lipids.”
  • Prof. Latham presented a poster entitled “Adjacent mutations in the archaea Rad50 ABC ATPase D-loop disrupt allosteric regulation of ATP hydrolysis through different mechanisms” at the 4th DNA Repair/Replication Structures and Cancer Conference, Feb. 16 - 20, Nassau, Bahamas.



Awards and Accolades

CasadonteProf. Casadonte has been selected as a recipient of the President's Academic Achievement Award for 2020. Prof. Casadonte will be recognized at the Texas Tech University Faculty Honors Convocation on April 21.
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CasadonteProf. Casadonte has been selected as an award recipient for the 2020 Professing Excellence Award. The ceremony will take place Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 at 3 pm in the Matador Room in the Student Union Building.
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HutchinsProf. Hutchins has been selected as a recipient of the Alumni Association's New Faculty Award from the College of Arts & Sciences for 2020. Prof. Hutchins will be recognized at the Texas Tech University Faculty Honors Convocation on April 21.
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HutchinsProf. Hutchins has been selected for the Research Spotlight on Texas Tech Women Faculty Initiative for 2020. She will be recognized at the 36th Women's and Gender Studies Annual Conference luncheon on April 17.
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DavidNesProf. Nes' recent work (Zhou, W., E. Ramos, X. Zhu, P. M. Fisher, M. E. Kidane, B. H. Vanderloop, C. D. Thomas, J. Yan, U. Singha, M. Chaudhuri, M. T. Nagel, and W. D. Nes. 2019. Steroidal antibiotics are antimetabolites of Acanthamoeba steroidogenesis with phylogenetic implications. J. Lipid Res, 2019 May;60(5):981-994.) has been featured in a commentary article written by J. T. Nickels, Jr. and published by J. Lipid Res. + More
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Additional Departmental News


Student Highlights

The Biochemistry Society won first place in the Texas Tech Student Involvement CANstruction Competition. They used 118 cans from their can food drive to make a periodic table.

DanielLoyaDaniel Loya, a member of Prof. Hutchins Group, is featured in Chemical & Engineering News, Chemistry in Pictures for an image he took in the laboratory. The link to the article:Link
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YangxueLiu Yangxue Liu, a graduate student of Prof. Li, received the James D. and Mary Hazlewood Memorial Graduate Fellowship for 2019-2020.
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Sakshi Sakshi Gautam, a graduate student in Prof. Mechref, was awarded the Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (ABC) Poster Award for the excellent presentation of particularly significant innovative analytical research + More
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Chitranjan Chitranjan Srivastav has been awarded a competitive 'James D. and Mary Hazlewood Memorial Graduate Fellowship' by the Graduate School. The award is for $3000 in the upcoming academic year.
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