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2018 Departmental News



QuitevisPaulProf.'s Quitevis and Pare are the recipients of a President's Excellence in Research Professorship for 3 years beginning in September 2018. + More
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CasadontePappasProf.'s Casadonte and Pappas are the recipients of a President's Excellence in Teaching Professorship for 3 years beginning in September 2018. + 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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QuitevisPaulProf.'s Quitevis and Pare are the recipients of a President's Excellence in Research Professorship for 3 years beginning in September 2018. + More
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CasadontePappasProf.'s Casadonte and Pappas are the recipients of a President's Excellence in Teaching Professorship for 3 years beginning in September 2018. + More
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QuitevisProf.'s Quitevis and Abidi (Dept Plant Soil Sci) have been notified that their Bayer Crop Science grant entitled "Cellulose Dissolution and Regeneration Using Ionic Liquids" was renewed. + More
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GuigenProf. Li's Welch grant proposal "Chiral GAP Catalysts for Asymmetric Reactions" will be renewed for three years ($330,000 for 3 years). + More
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LathamProf. Latham Welch grant proposal "Uncovering allosteric coupling in a DNA damage repair complex with methyl-based NMR spectroscopy". + More
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FindlaterProf. Findlater was named the Alpha Chi Omega Professor of the Month in March.
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TTU LogoReed Nieman has been awarded a Lubbock Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Chapter Memorial Scholarship provided by the Community Foundation of West Texas. + More

MechrefProf. Yehia Mechref (Chair) has been appointed a Paul Whitfield Horn Professor effective March 2, 2018. This is TTU's highest honor for faculty. + More
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FindlaterCongratulations to Prof. Michael Findlater for receiving the Chancellor's Council Distinguished Award in Research. + More
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MechrefProf. Yehia Mechref has been invited by the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to serve as a permanent member of the Enabling Bioanalytical and Imaging Technologies (EBIT) Study Section, + More
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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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DAuriaProf. John D'Auria served on an NSF Panel for the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Feb 26-28th.
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HaseFaculty development leave has been approved for William Hase, Horn Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences for spring of 2019 + More
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DavidFaculty development leave for David Birney, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences for fall of 2018. + More
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LathamProf. Latham received a CPRIT single investigator grant of $850,877; + More
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MoralesProf. Jorge Morales has been selected as one of the recipients of the President's Excellence in Teaching awards for 2018.
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TTU LogoThe Department was pleased to host Dr. Ming Sun and his wife Alice on Feb. 23rd+ More

PoirierProf. Poirier received a grant from the Max Planck Institute + More
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YehiaOn January 29, 2018, Prof. Mechref served on the NIDDK Special Emphasis Panel; + More

SweedlerProf. Jonathan Sweedler (UIUC) was guest speaker for the Dasgupta Lecture Series, Feb 7th & 8th+ More
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Shen LinThe Department was pleased to host Dr. Ginny Shen Lin and her daughter Dr. Anna Elsalim on Jan. 19th+ More

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