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Prof. Mechref's paper "Advances in mass spectrometry-based glycoproteomics," published in Electrophoresis, is recognized as one of the most read in 2018-2019.
Prof. Mechref's paper "Advances in mass spectrometry-based glycomics," published in Electrophoresis, is recognized as one of the most read in 2018-2019.
Prof. Mechref chaired the Carbohydrate oral session at the ASMS Conference on June 11, 2020.
Prof. Mechref served on the Enabling Bioanalytical and Imaging Technologies (EBIT) study section panel, June 17-18, 2020.
Prof. Mechref served on the NIH-NIDK ZDK1 GRB-S (O3) Biomarkers for Diabetes, Digestive, Kidney and Urologic Diseases Using Biosamples from the NIDDK Repository (R01) study section panel, June 3, 2020.
Prof. Mechref reviewed for the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences –Research Directorate, Kuwait.
Prof. Hutchins gave an invited lecture entitled, "Self-Assembly, Molecular Motion, and Thermal Expansion Behavior of Organic Crystals" at the Crystal Engineering and Emerging Materials Workshop of Ontario and Quebec (CEMWOQ) on May 30, 2020.
The Hutchins Group delivered the following poster presentations at the CEMWOQ meeting on May 30, 2020:
Qixuan Zheng, Samantha L. Rood, Daniel K. Unruh, and Kristin M. Hutchins, "Synthesis of Pharmaceutical Co-crystals and Pyridine-Functionalized Polymers"
Jesus Daniel Loya, Selena J. Li, Daniel K. Unruh & Kristin M. Hutchins, "Co-crystals and salts of the anti-cholesterol drug bezafibrate"
Xiaodan Ding, Daniel K. Unruh, Ryan H. Groeneman, and Kristin M. Hutchins, "Thermal Expansion in Single-Component Crystals and Mixed Cocrystals"
Navkiran Juneja, Daniel K. Unruh, and Kristin M. Hutchins, "Effect of pedal motion or motion inability on thermal expansion of organic crystals"
Prof. Latham gave an invited seminar to the Bimolecular Sciences Program at Boise State University. The title of the talk was "NMR Studies of a Large DNA Repair Complex."
The Mechref Group presented the following poster presentations at the ASMS conference June 1- 4, 2020:
Xue Dong; Stefania Mondello; Firas Kobeissy; Raffaele Ferri; Yehia Mechref "Serum Glycomic Profiling of Patients with Primary Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) using LC-MS/MS."
Kaitlyn B Donohoo; Mona Goli; Byeong Gwan Cho; Alireza Banazadeh; Firas Kobaissy; Ryan Morgan; Jingfu Zhao; Endre Czeiter; Krisztina Amrein; Andras Buki; Sakshi Gautam; Wenjing Peng; Stefania Mondello; Yehia Mechref "Quantitative Analysis of N-Glycans in Human Blood Serum Derived from Patients with Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury using LC-MS/MS."
Aiying Yu; Jingfu Zhao; Bruce A. Molitoris; Mark C. Wagner; Yehia Mechref "N -glycan profiling of kidney brush border membrane from rats using LC-MS/MS analysis."
Cristian D Gutierrez Reyes; Yifan Huang; Mojgan Atashi; Jianhui Zhu; David M Lubman; Yehia Mechref "Parallel reaction monitoring study of micro-heterogeneity of haptoglobin from human blood serum."
Xue Dong; Wenjing Peng; Trevor R. Tivey; John Everett Parkinson; Paige E. Mandelare,; Donovon A. Adpressa; Virginia M. Weis; Sandra Loesgen; Yehia Mechref "Study of cnidarian-dinoflagellate symbiosis by analysis of cell surface N-glycans in dinoflagellate symbionts."
Daniel De Castro Araujo Valente; Rabin Dhakal; Wenjing Peng; Reed Nieman; Adelia J. A. Aquino; Hans Lischka; Yehia Mechref "Theoretical Calculation of Nonpolar Surface Areas with Implicit Solvent Methods and Its Application in Glycomics/Glycoproteomics Analysis."
Masoud Zabet Moghaddam; Xiaoxia Gong; Parvin Mirzaei; Rui Wang; Volker Neugebauer; Yehia Mechref; Chwani-Li Shen "Analysis of fecal metabolome to study the function of Microbiota in rats with neuropathic pain treated by Ginger root extract."
Andrew Cho; Sakshi Gautam; Alireza Banazadeh; Yehia Mechref "Parallel Reaction Monitoring of Permethylated N-glycans Probing Different Isomer Fragmentations and Improving Sensitivity."
Jieqiang Zhong; Yifan Huang; Yehia Mechref "Comparison between MicroPillar Array Column （ μPACTM) and C18-packed column for N- and O-linked glycopeptides profiling using LC-MS/MS."
Peilin Jiang; Byeong Gwan Cho; Sakshi Gautam; Mona Goli; Yehia Mechref "Permethylated N-glycan Profiling using Micropillar Arrays Columns (μPACTM)-LC-MS."
Prof. Pappas is named the 2020 Champion of Women by the West Texas Chapter of the
Association of Women in STEAM.Learn More
Prof. Pappas is also awarded the 2020 Integrated Scholar by Texas Tech University.Learn More
Prof. Mechref is a co-investigator of a CPRIT academic research grant entitled “GD2
Expression and Response to Chemoimmunotherapy in Neuroblastoma.” awarded to Dr. Charles
Reynolds, Professor of Pediatrics, + More Cell Biology & Biochemistry, and Medicine, the Cancer Center Director for the School
of Medicine, and is Director of the South Plains Oncology Consortium (SPOC). Prof.
Mechref group developed a sensitive assay that generated preliminary data supporting
data generated by Dr. Reynolds' group, suggesting a strong correlation between GD2
expression and response to chemoimmunotherapy in neuroblastoma. Prof. Mechref share
of the grant is $129,416.00 for three years.Learn More
Prof. 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. Learn More
Prof. 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. Learn More
Navkira Juneja (Hutchins Group) won an award for outstanding poster presentation at
Congratulations to all the undergraduate students who have received scholarships and
awards. + MoreOutstanding Performance Awards in Analytical Chemistry: Lindsey E. Bishop, Shr Chun Chen, Alexiss A. Dennett, Michael Dale Loftis, Amy E.
Reed, Logan C. SmootOutstanding Performance Awards in Biochemistry: Michael T. NagelOutstanding Performance Awards in Inorganic Chemistry: Ashley G. SmithOutstanding Performance Awards in Physical Chemistry: Alexiss A. Dennett, Meeref MulugetaOutstanding Performance Awards in Organic Chemistry: Sai Pranathi Bingi, Alan I. Murillo, Arya A. Nekovei, Logan C. Smoot, Amber R. Stone,
Coltyn M. Wagnon, Lindsay B. Wiseman2019 Undergraduate Comprehensive Achievement in Organic Chemistry Award: Logan C. SmootDivision of Analytical Chemistry of the American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award: Aldo R. HernandezOutstanding Senior: Cecilia R. SmithGordon & Martha Bellah Endowed Scholarship: Melody L. Carey, Cassidy R. Coker, Colby J. Coiner, Katherine A. Eads, Ashton J.
Goebel, Kayla N. Henry, Cole M. Hogan, Ulisses Ruiz, Jay A. Sim, MacKenna R. SmootH.E. Archer Endowed Scholarship: Jenna P. Eisel, Jenna B. Eugster, Jacob R. Rose, Hannah SeoHulda W. Marshall Chemistry Endowed Scholarship: Lauren A. Escobedo, Litzy K. Guevara, Angelica N. Nibo, Alyssa J. PleasantJeanette & Joe Dennis Scholarship: Jose L. Villeda, Hannah L. WoodJerry L. Mills ACS Student Affiliate Scholarship: Nicole G. LatorreRichard A. Bartsch Endowed Scholarship: An Claudia T. Nguyen, Brandon C. RichardsonRobert C. Goodwin Memorial Endowed Scholarship: Kindall E. Brijalba, Julieann S. Cherukara, Chandeni R. Kassen, Rohan S. Pendse,
Cormak L. Weeks, Noah C. WilliamsSamuel Lee Hunt General Chemistry Scholarship: Dylon R. Appell, Victor Barajas, Ny'il Hassan Sherazee, Daniel Hsia, Irene Mwangi,
Luke Raetzman, Meghan Reed, Rylee Joan Weirich Learn More
Prof. Amanda Boston, who is a former Ph.D. student of the late Prof. Bartsch and is
currently a Lubbock Christian University professor, is featured at KBCD for creating
a new way for college students to engage their + More lab work during quarantine, and now videos of these science experiments have been
noticed by a whole new group of children and their parents: Link
Former Ph.D student from Prof. Poirier group, Corey Petty, was recently interviewed
by Forbes magazine. Since graduating from TTU in 2014, Dr. Petty has become a leader in the blockchain/cryptocurrency
+ More community, and the founder of The Bitcoin Podcast. He is now the Chief Security Officer
for Status IM. He also writes public articles on this subject, including the following
recent article in JAXLearn More
Congratulations to all the graduate students who have received scholarships and awards.
+ MoreChemistry Graduate Student Organization Scholarship: Reza Amani, Deepika Bedi, Mona Goli, Chamila P. Manankandayalage, Maryam Yekefallah.Ginny Shen Lin Endowed Scholarship: Deepika Bedi, Kevin N. Finch, Shipra Garg, Elahe Masoumzadeh, Sophia L. Sagala.Ming Sun Family Graduate Research Scholarship: Collin G. Borcik, Zachary K. Boswell, Amandeep K. Brar, Kevin N. Finch, Yifan Huang,
Shiva Moaven, Hossein Rouh, Sara Shafiei Haghighi.Pearson TA Scholarship: Amna Aqdas, Vanessa R. Charles, Isaac Eason, Ashley N. Moreno-Gongora, Qingya Zou.
Robert Goodin Graduate RA Fellowship: Lu Cheng. Song Prize: Dr. Haoxi Chai. Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship: Deepika Bedi. Summer Thesis/Dissertation Research Award: Elahe Masoumzadeh. Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award in General Chemistry (Spring 2019): Ashley N. Moreno-Gongora. Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award in General Chemistry (Fall 2019): Kevin N. Finch. Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award in Organic Chemistry (Spring 2019): Babak Tahmouresilerd. Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award in Organic Chemistry (Fall 2019): Deepika Bedi. Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award in Upper-Division Chemistry 2019: Jacob J. Culvyhouse. Learn More
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.
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