Greg Robinson (PhD, ’84) Elected to National Academy of Science

Congratulations to Dr. Greg Robinson (PhD, 1984) who has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors a scientist can receive.  Dr. Robinson earned his PhD under the direction of Prof. Jerry Atwood.  He has been a faculty member at the University of Georgia since 1995 and is currently the […]

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Congratulations May Graduates

Congratulations to the students who received degrees during the May 2021 Commencement ceremonies. PhD Degrees Amarraj Chakraborty, Synthesis of Non-Nucleoside Methyltransferase Inhibitors & Investigation of Pinacol Phosphonate Ester as a Phosphonomethoxy Source in Antiviral Drugs Advisor: Dr. Tim Snowden Juliana Conte, Investigations of Conserved Structure-Function Relationships and Enzymatic Evolution Advisor: Dr. Patrick Frantom Jessica Gray, Light-activated […]

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Dr. Bakker receives NSF grant

Dr. Martin Bakker and Dr. James Harris have received a $520,000 grant entitled: “spectroscopic and kinetic interrogation of organometallic complexes encapsulated in zeolites for gas-phase alkane oxidation catalysis,” from the National Science Foundation. The project seeks to understand the pathways by which phthalocyanines isolated into the cages of zeolites catalyze oxidation reactions. […]

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Dr. Dunkle Promoted

The Provost has announced that Dr. Jack Dunkle will be promoted to associate professor with tenure effect on August 16, 2021.  Dr. Dunkle’s group uses biochemical and structural biology tools to explore the role of RNA in expressing and regulating genetic information.  Dr. Dunkle’s research has been supported by NIH. […]

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Dr. Snowden receives NIH grant

Dr. Tim Snowden is part of team that has received an NIH R21 grant entitled, “A New Paradigm for HIV Treatment: Targeted Degradation of HIV Reverse Transcriptase via the Ubiquitin-Proteasome Pathway.”  The $430,000 project is being led by Dr. Robert Reynolds at UAB, and includes co-investigators at UAB and the University Miami, in addition to […]

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Bioscience REU program accepting applicants

The University of Alabama REU in Interdisciplinary Convergence to Advance the Biotechnological and Bioscience Workforce (ICABBW) is now accepting applications for summer 2021 participants.  This REU program is hosted by the departments of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Chemistry & Biochemistry, with Dr. Ryan Summers (ChemE) and Dr. Matthew Thompson (Chem & Biochem) leading the […]

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Congratulations Graduates

We congratulate the students who earned degrees in the December commencement ceremony. PhD Dr. Matthew Davenport, Investigation of Structural Changes in Vanadium Containing Transition Metal Oxides Advisor: Dr. Jared Allred Dr. Kristina Probasco, Methodological Studies of α-Halogenated Carbonyls and the Synthetic Investigation of Dihydroresorcylide Advisor: Dr. Michael Jennings Dr. David Warner, Enhancing Thermal Isomerization Rates […]

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Dr. Ghosh receives Prestigious NIH R35 grant.

Dr. Ayanjeet Ghosh has received an early investigator Maximizing Investigator Research Award (MIRA, R35) from NIH.  With the $1.8 million award, Dr. Ghosh will seek to understand how the misfolding and aggregation of amyloid proteins is related to pathogenesis in neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.  Dr. Ghosh’s project will investigate the heterogeneities in […]

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Faculty available for fall semester seminars

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty are available to give virtual seminars at your college or university this fall. A  full list of available faculty with seminar topics can be found on the seminar request page.  An introduction to our graduate program in Chemistry & Biochemistry can also be included in the seminar, if desired. If […]

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Dr. Timkovich retires

Dr. Russell Timkovich has retired from the university after a 35 year career at UA.  Dr. Timkovich earned his BS degree at Michigan State University and his PhD at CalTech.  He began his academic career as an assistant professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1975.  He was recruited to The University of Alabama […]

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