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Prof. Findlater was an invited panelist on the “Graduate School Selection and Admissions” workshop as part of the Undergraduate and Graduate Professional Development Symposium on July 8, organized by the University of New Hampshire.
Prof. Mechref has been nominated for full membership in Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society.
Prof. Mechref is named an Executive Guest Editor of the Journal “Current Neuropharmacology”.
Prof. Mechref is named to the editorial board of Metabolites.
Prof. Mechref is named to the editorial board of Talanta Open.
Prof. Mechref reviewed a nomination for the Turkish Academy of Sciences.
Ms. Ellyn Anthony (Senior Graduate Student Advisor) is leaving the Dept to focus on her Ph.D. in political Sciences. Ellyn's last day in the Dept is August 14. Mr. Edward McKeon is joining the Dept as the senior graduate student advisor on August 10.
Shiva Moaven (a graduate student of Prof. Cozzolino) was invited to present her research at the Global Inorganic Discussion Weekend (GIDW - https://www.cheminst.ca/cic-virtual/gidw/), an international virtual symposium series that has featured some of the top inorganic scientists globally. Each week they feature a senior PI, a junior PI and then a postdoc or graduate student. Her talk was entitled “Pnictogen bonding and reversed bilayer vesicles” and she presented on Monday, June 29.
Prof. Poirier gave an invited lecture entitled "Efficient evaluation of exponential and Gaussian functions on a quantum computer" at the TTU Workshop on Quantum Information and Quantum Computation, August 10, 2020.
Prof. Wylie received an NIH supplement entitled “Title: “The Purchase of a Liquid
Chromatography System to facilitate the high-throughput quantification of lipid-protein
interactions and membrane ordering using solid-state NMR.”+ More The award was for $93,306.00Learn More
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
Shiva Moaven was invited to present her research at the Global Inorganic Discussion
Weekend (GIDW - https://www.cheminst.ca/cic-virtual/gidw/), + More an international virtual symposium series that has featured some of the top inorganic
scientists globally. Each week they feature a senior PI, a junior PI and then a postdoc
or graduate student. Her talk was entitled “Pnictogen bonding and reversed bilayer
vesicles” and she presented on Monday, June 29th.
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
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.
Wednesday, September 30th, 2020• DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR Prof. Marsha I. Lester
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