■ Prof. Anthony Cozzolino has given two invited international seminars:
- Dec 19th at the University of Guelph Pnictogen Bonding in Solution: From Anion Binding to Reversed Bilayer Formation.
- Dec 20th at McMaster University Pnictogen Bonding in Solution: From Anion Binding to Reversed Bilayer Formation.
■ 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).
■ Y. Mechref Editorial of the special issue: 'Glycomics and Glycoproteomics 2018', Electrophoresis, 39 (2018) 3061-3062.
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 and gave it the highest recommendation that the magazine offers. The book has also
made it into two separate 11 Best New Books to Read in 2019 lists from BookAuthority:
number 7 on Best New Particle Physics Books, and number 8 on Best New Cosmology Books.Learn More
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 It was established to honor the memory of George J. Schroepfer, Jr., a leader in
the sterol and lipid field for more than 40 years. This award aims to foster Schroepfer's
ideals of personal integrity, high scientific standards, perseverance, and a strong
spirit of survival, tempered by charm and wit. It is presented every second year and
consists of a bronze medal, an honorarium determined by the endowed fund investment
return, and an award lecture at the AOCS Annual Meeting. Learn More
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 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. This article has also bee 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.Learn More
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. Learn More
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
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 'Structural studies of Bacillus cereus 5/B/6 metallo-β-lactamase inhibition by ssDNA
aptamer' Nazmul H. Khan, Michael Latham, Benjamin Wylie, Robert W. Shaw.Learn More
The American Chemical Society – Student Affiliates (ACS-SA) organization has received
an Honorable Mention award from the ACS for its activities in 2017-18.
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.Learn More
The American Chemical Society-Student Affiliates chapter has received an Honorable
Mention award for chapter activities in the 2017-18 academic year.
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 Henry Trubenstein also received the 2018 Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry from the Division of Inorganic Chemistry of the ACS. 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.
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019• DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR Prof. Michael TrakselisWednesday, January 30th, 2019• DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR Prof. Christer B. Aakeröy
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