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Model-Based Analyses of Confined Polymer Electrolyte Nanothin Films Experimentally Probed by Polarized ATR-FTIR Spectroscopy
Concerning the Mechanism of Iodine(III)-Mediated Oxidative Dearomatization of Phenols The structural basis of CstF-77 modulation of cleavage and polyadenylation through stimulation of CstF-64 activity
Synthesis, Structural Characterization, Electrochemical Properties, Theoretical Calculations, and Catalytic Studies of BIAN-Fe(arene) Complexes 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

Test Tube Vol 25 No 2 - 2018

■ Prof. John D’Auria is featured in a Texas Tech Today article entitled Biochemist Helps Uncover New Ways to Make Plant-Based Medicines in Space and on Earth published Dec 11, 2018.

■ Prof. David Nes has been awarded the Schroepfer Medal (international Sterol prize) from the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) in May 2019 ($4000 cash award).

■ Korzeniewski, C.; Kitt, J.P.; Bukola, S.; Creager, S.E.; Minteer, S.D.; Harris, J.M. Single layer graphene for estimation of axial spatial resolution in confocal Raman microscopy depth profiling, Anal. Chem. 2018 DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.8b04390

■ 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. This article has also been covered in a C&EN article 'Unusual polyketide synthase involved in making tropane alkaloids by Celia Henry Arnaud' published Dec 17, 2018.

■ Larson, P. J.; Wekesa, F. S.; Singh, A.; Smith, C. R.; Rajput, A.; McGovern, G. P.; Unruh, D. K.; Cozzolino, A. F.; Findlater, M. 'Synthesis, Characterization, Electrochemical Properties and Theoretical Calculations of (BIAN) Iron Complexes' Polyhedron, (2018) DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2018.11.060

■ Y. Mechref Editorial of the special issue: 'Glycomics and Glycoproteomics 2018', Electrophoresis, 39 (2018) 3061-3062.

Departmental News

Test Tube Vol 25 No 2 - 2018

■ Prof. John D’Auria is featured in a Texas Tech Today article entitled Biochemist Helps Uncover New Ways to Make Plant-Based Medicines in Space and on Earth published Dec 11, 2018.

■ Prof. David Nes has been awarded the Schroepfer Medal (international Sterol prize) from the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) in May 2019 ($4000 cash award).

■ Korzeniewski, C.; Kitt, J.P.; Bukola, S.; Creager, S.E.; Minteer, S.D.; Harris, J.M. Single layer graphene for estimation of axial spatial resolution in confocal Raman microscopy depth profiling, Anal. Chem. 2018 DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.8b04390

■ 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. This article has also been covered in a C&EN article 'Unusual polyketide synthase involved in making tropane alkaloids by Celia Henry Arnaud' published Dec 17, 2018.

■ Larson, P. J.; Wekesa, F. S.; Singh, A.; Smith, C. R.; Rajput, A.; McGovern, G. P.; Unruh, D. K.; Cozzolino, A. F.; Findlater, M. 'Synthesis, Characterization, Electrochemical Properties and Theoretical Calculations of (BIAN) Iron Complexes' Polyhedron, (2018) DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2018.11.060

■ Y. Mechref Editorial of the special issue: 'Glycomics and Glycoproteomics 2018', Electrophoresis, 39 (2018) 3061-3062.

Departmental News

Test Tube Vol 25 No 2 - 2018

■ Prof. John D’Auria is featured in a Texas Tech Today article entitled Biochemist Helps Uncover New Ways to Make Plant-Based Medicines in Space and on Earth published Dec 11, 2018.

■ Prof. David Nes has been awarded the Schroepfer Medal (international Sterol prize) from the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) in May 2019 ($4000 cash award).

■ Korzeniewski, C.; Kitt, J.P.; Bukola, S.; Creager, S.E.; Minteer, S.D.; Harris, J.M. Single layer graphene for estimation of axial spatial resolution in confocal Raman microscopy depth profiling, Anal. Chem. 2018 DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.8b04390

■ 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. This article has also been covered in a C&EN article 'Unusual polyketide synthase involved in making tropane alkaloids by Celia Henry Arnaud' published Dec 17, 2018.

■ Larson, P. J.; Wekesa, F. S.; Singh, A.; Smith, C. R.; Rajput, A.; McGovern, G. P.; Unruh, D. K.; Cozzolino, A. F.; Findlater, M. 'Synthesis, Characterization, Electrochemical Properties and Theoretical Calculations of (BIAN) Iron Complexes' Polyhedron, (2018) DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2018.11.060

■ Y. Mechref Editorial of the special issue: 'Glycomics and Glycoproteomics 2018', Electrophoresis, 39 (2018) 3061-3062.

Departmental News

Test Tube Vol 25 No 2 - 2018

■ Prof. John D’Auria is featured in a Texas Tech Today article entitled Biochemist Helps Uncover New Ways to Make Plant-Based Medicines in Space and on Earth published Dec 11, 2018.

■ Prof. David Nes has been awarded the Schroepfer Medal (international Sterol prize) from the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) in May 2019 ($4000 cash award).

■ Korzeniewski, C.; Kitt, J.P.; Bukola, S.; Creager, S.E.; Minteer, S.D.; Harris, J.M. Single layer graphene for estimation of axial spatial resolution in confocal Raman microscopy depth profiling, Anal. Chem. 2018 DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.8b04390

■ 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. This article has also been covered in a C&EN article 'Unusual polyketide synthase involved in making tropane alkaloids by Celia Henry Arnaud' published Dec 17, 2018.

■ Larson, P. J.; Wekesa, F. S.; Singh, A.; Smith, C. R.; Rajput, A.; McGovern, G. P.; Unruh, D. K.; Cozzolino, A. F.; Findlater, M. 'Synthesis, Characterization, Electrochemical Properties and Theoretical Calculations of (BIAN) Iron Complexes' Polyhedron, (2018) DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2018.11.060

■ Y. Mechref Editorial of the special issue: 'Glycomics and Glycoproteomics 2018', Electrophoresis, 39 (2018) 3061-3062.



Awards and Accolades

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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Bill Prof. Bill Poirier and his Research Professor Jonathan Jerke have been awarded a $60,000 grant from the US Army Research Office for the proposal 'Canonical Tensors Applied to Ab Initio Electronic Structure: Exact electron correlation via full-dimensional calculation'.
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Gerardo Prof. Gerardo Gamez is the recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences 2019 Research award in Sciences.
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Student Highlights

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 The American Chemical Society – Student Affiliates (ACS-SA) organization has received an Honorable Mention award from the ACS for its activities in 2017-18.

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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