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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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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