In Memory of Michael Jennings

The department is saddened to share that Dr. Michael Jennings passed away on January 11th, 2022. Dr. Jennings joined the UA faculty as an assistant professor in 2003 after earning a PhD from Purdue University and serving as a post-doctoral fellow under K. C. Nicolau at the Scripps Research Institute.  He was promoted to associate […]

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Drs. Metzger, Rogers, and Timkovich named professor emeriti

The UA Board of Trustees have adopted resolutions conferring emeritus status on Prof. Robert Metzger, Prof. Robin Rogers, and Prof. Russell Timkovich. Dr. Metzger retired from the department in August 2020 after 34 years as a member of the chemistry faculty.  Dr. Metzger’s research focused on molecular electronics and Langmuir-Blodgett films.  He published over 230 […]

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Dr. Michael Curry (PhD 2004) Receives NOBCChE HBCU Pioneer Award

Dr. Michael Curry, Associate Professor at Tuskegee University, has received the 2021 HBCU Pioneer Award from the National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE).  The HBCU Pioneer Award recognizes an individual who has spent a significant portion of their professional career at or in support of Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) and […]

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Congratulations Summer Graduates

Congratulations to the students receiving degrees at the summer commencement ceremony. PhD Dr. Can Cui, The Deprotonation and Dissociation of Amino Acids and Peptides by Negative Ion Mode Mass Spectrometry Advisor: Dr. Carolyn Cassady Dr. Kyle Edwards, Chromium(III) Interaction with Transferrin and Transferrin Receptor Advisor: Dr. John Vincent Dr. Zachary Lee, Computational Predictions for the Interaction of […]

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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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