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We welcome Ellyn Anthony, our new department Senior Graduate Advisor. Also, Jerry Franco is assuming the role of the department safety officer. Identification of Two Segments of the γ Subunit of ATP Synthase Responsible for the Different Affinities of the Catalytic Nucleotide Binding Sites Synthesis, Structural Characterization, Electrochemical Properties, Theoretical Calculations, and Catalytic Studies of BIAN-Fe(arene) Complexes Cobalt-Catalyzed Hydroboration of Alkenes, Aldehydes and Ketones
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Departmental News

■ Prof. Bill Poirier served on an NSF Review Panel, for the Chemical Theory, Models, and Computational Methods program (CTMC) of the Chemistry division.

■ Prof. Ed Quitevis served on the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs review panel for Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Computer Science, which was held on March 7-8, 2019, at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering in Irvine, CA.

■ Prof. Yehia Mechref served as a member of the NIH SPECIAL EMPHASIS PANEL; ZRG1-BCMB-T-02, on Monday, March 11th, 2019.

■ Prof. Anthony Cozzolino gave an invited seminar entitled 'Pnictogen Bonding in Solution: from Catalysis to Reversed Bilayer Formation,' on February 22nd, 2019, at the University of Oregon.

■ Prof. Yehia Mechref gave an invited lecture entitled 'Understanding the Roles of Glycan Isomers in Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis,' on March 11, 2019, in the Department of Internal Medicine at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.

Departmental News

■ Prof. Bill Poirier served on an NSF Review Panel, for the Chemical Theory, Models, and Computational Methods program (CTMC) of the Chemistry division.

■ Prof. Ed Quitevis served on the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs review panel for Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Computer Science, which was held on March 7-8, 2019, at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering in Irvine, CA.

■ Prof. Yehia Mechref served as a member of the NIH SPECIAL EMPHASIS PANEL; ZRG1-BCMB-T-02, on Monday, March 11th, 2019.

■ Prof. Anthony Cozzolino gave an invited seminar entitled 'Pnictogen Bonding in Solution: from Catalysis to Reversed Bilayer Formation,' on February 22nd, 2019, at the University of Oregon.

■ Prof. Yehia Mechref gave an invited lecture entitled 'Understanding the Roles of Glycan Isomers in Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis,' on March 11, 2019, in the Department of Internal Medicine at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.

Departmental News

■ Prof. Bill Poirier served on an NSF Review Panel, for the Chemical Theory, Models, and Computational Methods program (CTMC) of the Chemistry division.

■ Prof. Ed Quitevis served on the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs review panel for Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Computer Science, which was held on March 7-8, 2019, at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering in Irvine, CA.

■ Prof. Yehia Mechref served as a member of the NIH SPECIAL EMPHASIS PANEL; ZRG1-BCMB-T-02, on Monday, March 11th, 2019.

■ Prof. Anthony Cozzolino gave an invited seminar entitled 'Pnictogen Bonding in Solution: from Catalysis to Reversed Bilayer Formation,' on February 22nd, 2019, at the University of Oregon.

■ Prof. Yehia Mechref gave an invited lecture entitled 'Understanding the Roles of Glycan Isomers in Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis,' on March 11, 2019, in the Department of Internal Medicine at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.

Departmental News

■ Prof. Bill Poirier served on an NSF Review Panel, for the Chemical Theory, Models, and Computational Methods program (CTMC) of the Chemistry division.

■ Prof. Ed Quitevis served on the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs review panel for Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Computer Science, which was held on March 7-8, 2019, at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering in Irvine, CA.

■ Prof. Yehia Mechref served as a member of the NIH SPECIAL EMPHASIS PANEL; ZRG1-BCMB-T-02, on Monday, March 11th, 2019.

■ Prof. Anthony Cozzolino gave an invited seminar entitled 'Pnictogen Bonding in Solution: from Catalysis to Reversed Bilayer Formation,' on February 22nd, 2019, at the University of Oregon.

■ Prof. Yehia Mechref gave an invited lecture entitled 'Understanding the Roles of Glycan Isomers in Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis,' on March 11, 2019, in the Department of Internal Medicine at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.



Awards and Accolades

Mechref Prof. Yehia Mechref is the recipient of a 2019 President's Academic Achievement Award. Prof. Mechref and the other university-wide recipients will be recognized at the Faculty Honors Convocation, which will be held on Wednesday, April 17th 2019 in the Student Union Building, Ballroom B, at 3:30 pm.
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Mayer Prof. Michael Mayer is the recipient of a 2019 President's Excellence in Teaching Award. Prof. Mayer and the other university-wide recipients will be recognized at the Faculty Honors Convocation, which will be held on Wednesday, April 17th 2019 in the Student Union Building, Ballroom B, at 3:30 pm.
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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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Student Highlights

Shipra Grad student Shipra Garg (Krempner group) has been awarded a Helen DeVitt Jones Graduate Fellowship. The Fellowship award is $3500 per year for 3 years (Doctorate) starting fall 2019. 
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Amandeep Grad student Amandeep Brar (Krempner group) has been awarded a Texas Tech University Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship through the Graduate School. The award provides monthly salary and tuition/fee waivers beginning fall 2019 through graduation in Summer 2020.
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Babak Grad student Babak Tahmouresilerd (Cozzolino group) has been awarded a Texas Tech University Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship through the Graduate School. The award provides monthly salary and tuition/fee waivers beginning fall 2019 through graduation in Summer 2020.
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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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