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Identification of Two Segments of the γ Subunit of ATP Synthase Responsible for the Different Affinities of the Catalytic Nucleotide Binding Sites Co-Crystallization of Anti-Inflammatory Pharmaceutical Contaminants and Rare Carboxylic Acid-Pyridine Supramolecular Synthon Breakdown Iron Catalysed Selective Reduction of Esters to Alcohols A Manganese Hydride Molecular Sieve for Practical Hydrogen Storage Under Ambient Conditions 
2018 Fall New Graduate Students2018 Awards and Recognition BanquetCongratulations to the Award Recipients from the Faculty Honors Convocation. (L-R): Paul Pare, Edward Quitevis, Brent Lindquist, Dominick Casadonte, Dimitri Pappas, Michael Findlater, Robert Shaw, Jorge Morales, Yehia MechrefDepartmental Alumni HighlightsEarly History of the Department

Departmental News

■ Ms. Ellyn Anthony has joined the department as our new senior graduate student advisor.

■ Miss Donna Smith retired on Feb 15th. A reception honoring her service to the department held on Feb 12th.

■ On January 22, Professor Poirier served on a panel hosted by The Royal Society in London, UK, as part of a symposium entitled Advances in Hydrogen Molecular Ions H3+, H5+ and beyond

■ Prof. Poirier is a co-PI of a pre-proposal accepted by NSF. $750,000, QCIS-FF Preliminary: Quantum Computing Capability in West Texas. Dr. Rattikorn Hewett (Computer Science) is the PI of the proposal.

Departmental News

■ Ms. Ellyn Anthony has joined the department as our new senior graduate student advisor.

■ Miss Donna Smith retired on Feb 15th. A reception honoring her service to the department held on Feb 12th.

■ On January 22, Professor Poirier served on a panel hosted by The Royal Society in London, UK, as part of a symposium entitled Advances in Hydrogen Molecular Ions H3+, H5+ and beyond

■ Prof. Poirier is a co-PI of a pre-proposal accepted by NSF. $750,000, QCIS-FF Preliminary: Quantum Computing Capability in West Texas. Dr. Rattikorn Hewett (Computer Science) is the PI of the proposal.

Departmental News

■ Ms. Ellyn Anthony has joined the department as our new senior graduate student advisor.

■ Miss Donna Smith retired on Feb 15th. A reception honoring her service to the department held on Feb 12th.

■ On January 22, Professor Poirier served on a panel hosted by The Royal Society in London, UK, as part of a symposium entitled Advances in Hydrogen Molecular Ions H3+, H5+ and beyond

■ Prof. Poirier is a co-PI of a pre-proposal accepted by NSF. $750,000, QCIS-FF Preliminary: Quantum Computing Capability in West Texas. Dr. Rattikorn Hewett (Computer Science) is the PI of the proposal.

Departmental News

■ Ms. Ellyn Anthony has joined the department as our new senior graduate student advisor.

■ Miss Donna Smith retired on Feb 15th. A reception honoring her service to the department held on Feb 12th.

■ On January 22, Professor Poirier served on a panel hosted by The Royal Society in London, UK, as part of a symposium entitled Advances in Hydrogen Molecular Ions H3+, H5+ and beyond

■ Prof. Poirier is a co-PI of a pre-proposal accepted by NSF. $750,000, QCIS-FF Preliminary: Quantum Computing Capability in West Texas. Dr. Rattikorn Hewett (Computer Science) is the PI of the proposal.



Awards and Accolades

Mechref Prof. Mechref received a 2nd NIH R01 Award entitled "Quantitative Characterization of Glycopeptide Isomers." This New R01 award is funded at $1,214,360 total cost for 4 years. This is Prof. Mechref's 5th active NIH Grant.
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Bill Prof. Bill Poirier's book, Quantum Physics, Mini Black Holes and the Multiverse: Debunking Common Misconceptions in Theoretical Physics, (Springer, 2018) has recently received several accolades. A. Spero of Choice magazine [Vol. 56 (02), October 2018] wrote 'This book stands above others in its genre of physics books for laypeople', + More
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Nes Prof. David Nes has been informed that he will be awarded the Schroepfer Medal (international Sterol prize) from the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) in May 2019 ($4000 cash award). The Schroepfer Medal recognizes a scientist who has made significant advances in the steroid or sterol field. + More
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John Matthew Bedewitz, A. Jones, John D'Auria, and Cornelius Barry "Tropinone synthesis via an atypical polyketide synthase" and P450-mediated cyclization Nature Communications (2018) 9, 5281 DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-07671-3. + More
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Long Dr. Robert Long has been selected to be reappointed as an Associate on the ACS national Committee on Technician Affairs (CTA) for 2019 by invitation of Dr. Bonnie Charpentier, 2019 President of the American Chemical Society.
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Student Highlights

TTU Logo The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry would like to recognize Dean's and President's List honor designees for the Fall 2018 semester. In total, there were 200 students honored, with 112 making the Dean's List for maintaining a 3.5 GPA and 88 making the President's List for upholding a 4.0 GPA.   • Dean's List   • President's List

Nazmul Nazmul Kahn (a graduate student in Prof. Wylie group) won first place in the poster competition at The 10th Annual Center for Membrane Protein Research (CMPR) Symposium, TTUHSC, Lubbock, TX, October 15-16th 2018. + More
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TTU Logo Undergraduate student Samantha Rood has received a CISER research fellowship from TTU which allows her to continue to expand her education through research. As a member of Prof. Kristin Hutchin's research group, Samantha will be continuing her research endeavors within the lab, while also participating in various scientific outreach programs around campus.
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TTU Logo The American Chemical Society-Student Affiliates chapter has received an Honorable Mention award for chapter activities in the 2017-18 academic year.

Trubenstein Undergraduate student Henry Trubenstein received $1000 funding through CALUE (Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement) to support his undergrad research efforts in Prof. Cozzolino's group.+ More
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