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Departmental News

■ Prof. John D’Auria has become a Grad Examiner for the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary

■ Prof. Michael Latham gave the talk A Dynamic Allosteric Pathway Underlies Rad50 ABC ATPase Function in DNA Repair at the 26th Annual Texas Protein Folders And Function Meeting, which was held April 13th-15th at the Retreat at Artesian Lakes in Cleveland, TX. Three of his students also presented posters at the meeting:
- Samiur Rahman, Marella D. Canny, and Michael P. Latham, Studies of an MRe11 cancer mutation give insight into the mechanism of double strand DNA damage repair
- Zachary K. Boswell, Marella D. Canny, and Michael P. Latham, Disparate mechanisms within adjacent Rad50 D-loop mutations
-Elahe Masoumzadeh, Petar N. Grozdanov, Clinton C. MacDonald, and Michael P. Latham, Exploring the role of a single mutation of the RRM CstF-64 on the mRNA cleavage and polyadenylation process

■ Prof. Bill Poirier gave the invited presentation Quantum Mechanics Without Wavefunctions at the Quantum Dynamics Seminar, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany

■ Prof. Bill Poirier gave the invited presentation Large Scale Vibrational Spectroscopy Calculations: Massive parallelization and the classical phase space picture at the AMOC Conference 2018 (Anharmonicity in Medium-Sized Molecules and Clusters), Budapest, Hungary

■ Dr. Guigen Li and TTU alumni Dr. Cole Seifert have been featured in a new web article on the VPR’s website Texas Tech Technology Company Looks to Revolutionize Synthetic Peptide Production for their work in technology transfer to the startup company GAP Peptides

■ Four local high school students competed at TTU on Apr 23, 2018 in the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (national competition level). Dr. Robert Long was the coordinator of this ACS event sponsored by the local section. The top 4 students in the local Chemistry Olympiad exam in March were invited to campus to participate in the national competition which will determine who is to be selected for the U.S. team to compete internationally in the fall. The national level consisted of a three-part exam including Part I – Multiple Choice, Part II – Problem Solving, and Part III – Lab Practical. Thanks go to Laquetta Purkiss for helping to set up the materials for Part III

Departmental News

■ Prof. John D’Auria has become a Grad Examiner for the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary

■ Prof. Michael Latham gave the talk A Dynamic Allosteric Pathway Underlies Rad50 ABC ATPase Function in DNA Repair at the 26th Annual Texas Protein Folders And Function Meeting, which was held April 13th-15th at the Retreat at Artesian Lakes in Cleveland, TX. Three of his students also presented posters at the meeting:
- Samiur Rahman, Marella D. Canny, and Michael P. Latham, Studies of an MRe11 cancer mutation give insight into the mechanism of double strand DNA damage repair
- Zachary K. Boswell, Marella D. Canny, and Michael P. Latham, Disparate mechanisms within adjacent Rad50 D-loop mutations
-Elahe Masoumzadeh, Petar N. Grozdanov, Clinton C. MacDonald, and Michael P. Latham, Exploring the role of a single mutation of the RRM CstF-64 on the mRNA cleavage and polyadenylation process

■ Prof. Bill Poirier gave the invited presentation Quantum Mechanics Without Wavefunctions at the Quantum Dynamics Seminar, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany

■ Prof. Bill Poirier gave the invited presentation Large Scale Vibrational Spectroscopy Calculations: Massive parallelization and the classical phase space picture at the AMOC Conference 2018 (Anharmonicity in Medium-Sized Molecules and Clusters), Budapest, Hungary

■ Dr. Guigen Li and TTU alumni Dr. Cole Seifert have been featured in a new web article on the VPR’s website Texas Tech Technology Company Looks to Revolutionize Synthetic Peptide Production for their work in technology transfer to the startup company GAP Peptides

■ Four local high school students competed at TTU on Apr 23, 2018 in the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (national competition level). Dr. Robert Long was the coordinator of this ACS event sponsored by the local section. The top 4 students in the local Chemistry Olympiad exam in March were invited to campus to participate in the national competition which will determine who is to be selected for the U.S. team to compete internationally in the fall. The national level consisted of a three-part exam including Part I – Multiple Choice, Part II – Problem Solving, and Part III – Lab Practical. Thanks go to Laquetta Purkiss for helping to set up the materials for Part III

Departmental News

■ Prof. John D’Auria has become a Grad Examiner for the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary

■ Prof. Michael Latham gave the talk A Dynamic Allosteric Pathway Underlies Rad50 ABC ATPase Function in DNA Repair at the 26th Annual Texas Protein Folders And Function Meeting, which was held April 13th-15th at the Retreat at Artesian Lakes in Cleveland, TX. Three of his students also presented posters at the meeting:
- Samiur Rahman, Marella D. Canny, and Michael P. Latham, Studies of an MRe11 cancer mutation give insight into the mechanism of double strand DNA damage repair
- Zachary K. Boswell, Marella D. Canny, and Michael P. Latham, Disparate mechanisms within adjacent Rad50 D-loop mutations
-Elahe Masoumzadeh, Petar N. Grozdanov, Clinton C. MacDonald, and Michael P. Latham, Exploring the role of a single mutation of the RRM CstF-64 on the mRNA cleavage and polyadenylation process

■ Prof. Bill Poirier gave the invited presentation Quantum Mechanics Without Wavefunctions at the Quantum Dynamics Seminar, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany

■ Prof. Bill Poirier gave the invited presentation Large Scale Vibrational Spectroscopy Calculations: Massive parallelization and the classical phase space picture at the AMOC Conference 2018 (Anharmonicity in Medium-Sized Molecules and Clusters), Budapest, Hungary

■ Dr. Guigen Li and TTU alumni Dr. Cole Seifert have been featured in a new web article on the VPR’s website Texas Tech Technology Company Looks to Revolutionize Synthetic Peptide Production for their work in technology transfer to the startup company GAP Peptides

■ Four local high school students competed at TTU on Apr 23, 2018 in the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (national competition level). Dr. Robert Long was the coordinator of this ACS event sponsored by the local section. The top 4 students in the local Chemistry Olympiad exam in March were invited to campus to participate in the national competition which will determine who is to be selected for the U.S. team to compete internationally in the fall. The national level consisted of a three-part exam including Part I – Multiple Choice, Part II – Problem Solving, and Part III – Lab Practical. Thanks go to Laquetta Purkiss for helping to set up the materials for Part III

Departmental News

■ Prof. John D’Auria has become a Grad Examiner for the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary

■ Prof. Michael Latham gave the talk A Dynamic Allosteric Pathway Underlies Rad50 ABC ATPase Function in DNA Repair at the 26th Annual Texas Protein Folders And Function Meeting, which was held April 13th-15th at the Retreat at Artesian Lakes in Cleveland, TX. Three of his students also presented posters at the meeting:
- Samiur Rahman, Marella D. Canny, and Michael P. Latham, Studies of an MRe11 cancer mutation give insight into the mechanism of double strand DNA damage repair
- Zachary K. Boswell, Marella D. Canny, and Michael P. Latham, Disparate mechanisms within adjacent Rad50 D-loop mutations
-Elahe Masoumzadeh, Petar N. Grozdanov, Clinton C. MacDonald, and Michael P. Latham, Exploring the role of a single mutation of the RRM CstF-64 on the mRNA cleavage and polyadenylation process

■ Prof. Bill Poirier gave the invited presentation Quantum Mechanics Without Wavefunctions at the Quantum Dynamics Seminar, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany

■ Prof. Bill Poirier gave the invited presentation Large Scale Vibrational Spectroscopy Calculations: Massive parallelization and the classical phase space picture at the AMOC Conference 2018 (Anharmonicity in Medium-Sized Molecules and Clusters), Budapest, Hungary

■ Dr. Guigen Li and TTU alumni Dr. Cole Seifert have been featured in a new web article on the VPR’s website Texas Tech Technology Company Looks to Revolutionize Synthetic Peptide Production for their work in technology transfer to the startup company GAP Peptides

■ Four local high school students competed at TTU on Apr 23, 2018 in the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (national competition level). Dr. Robert Long was the coordinator of this ACS event sponsored by the local section. The top 4 students in the local Chemistry Olympiad exam in March were invited to campus to participate in the national competition which will determine who is to be selected for the U.S. team to compete internationally in the fall. The national level consisted of a three-part exam including Part I – Multiple Choice, Part II – Problem Solving, and Part III – Lab Practical. Thanks go to Laquetta Purkiss for helping to set up the materials for Part III



Awards and Accolades

Mechref The NIH-National Cancer Institue (NCI) awards Yehia Mechref (TTU) and David Lubman (University of Michigan) a new U01 grant entitled Screening of Glycan Markers in Serum for Early Detection of HCC in Different Etiologies of Disease. + More
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TTU Logo Prof.'s John Dauria, Michael Mayer, Bob Shaw and Dom Casadonte were among the 32 Texas Tech University Professors recognized by one (or more!) of this year's Phi Beta Kappa student inductees. + More
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YehiaProf. Mechref has been awarded a $600K NIH S10 BRS Shared Instrumentation grant. This is the first S10 ever awarded to TTU. + More
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GuigenProf. Li has received a supplemental grant from the Welch Foundation. This supplement is indicative of the Welch Foundation interest in supporting Prof. Li's research.
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BillProf. Poirier has received a supplemental grant from the Welch Foundation. This supplement is indicative of the Welch Foundation interest in supporting Prof. Poirier's research.
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Student Highlights

ReedReed Nieman has been awarded a Lubbock Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Chapter Memorial Scholarship provided by the Community Foundation of West Texas. + More

TTU LogoCongratulations to our undergraduate students who participated in the 10th annual Undergraduate Research Conference here at Texas Tech University + More

ReedCongratulations Reed Nieman for receiving the Doctoral Dissertation fellowship for 2018-19 academic year.

MirandaGraduate Student Miranda Andrews featured in a College of Arts & Sciences article.
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TTU LogoCongratulations to the Fall 2017 Dean's List and President's List Recipients + More

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