Chemistry-Biology Major One of Five UA Undergraduates to Earn Prestigious Biotech Internships Three students from the College are getting hands-on experience in sophisticated biotechnology as part of the BioTran internship program at the HudsonAlpha Institute in Huntsville. Anna Willis, a senior from Powder Springs, Ga., studying biology and chemistry at UA, is working with Serina Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company that develops treatments for Parkinson’s disease, cancer, inflammation, pain, and metabolic disorders. Only 10 percent of those that apply for the BioTran […]
Two graduate students participate in Lindau Meetings in Germany In July, 35 Nobel Laureates congregated at Lake Constance in Germany to meet the next generation of leading scientists and researchers, including two UA graduate students from the Department of Chemistry. Steven Kelley, a native of Olive Branch, Miss., and Michele Stover, a native of Moselle, Miss., attended the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting along with more than 600 young researchers from nearly 80 countries. Kelley earned his bachelor’s degree in […]
Michele Stover took first prize in the Graduate Student Poster Competition at the annual SETCA (Southeastern Theoretical Chemistry Association) annual meeting held at Auburn on May 10-11. Michele is a graduate student in Dr. David Dixon’s group.
More than 13,000 graduate students applied for the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Seven of those selected represented The University of Alabama, three of those have ties to the College of Arts and Sciences, and one — Jordyn L. Johnson — is a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry. Jordyn Johnson, originally from Chattanooga, Tenn., studies the regulatory mechanism of the enzyme alpha-isoproplymalate synthase in the lab of Dr. Patrick Frantom, an assistant professor in the Department […]
Congratulations to the chemistry students receiving degrees at the May commencement ceremony: PhD Mier An – Inhibition of an E. Coli Glycosylase, MutM, by Non-Native Metals Advisor: Dr. Laura Busenlehner Franchessa Maddox Sayler – Synthesis and Appilcation of Hierarchically Porous Metal and Metal Oxide Monolithic Materials Advisor: Dr. Martin Bakker Preethi Vennam – Study of Semiquinone Intermediate in Cyctochrome bc1 Complex Advisor: Dr. Michael Bowman MS Preston A. Beasley – Understanding the Effects of Molecular Additions in Energetic Ionic Liquids Advisor: Dr. Robin Rogers Akil Y. Foluke Advisor: Dr. Silas Blackstock Ebony D. […]
Congratulations to the chemistry students who received awards at the UA Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference. Sergei Wallace (Rogers) received second place in the A&S Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) Division Oral presentation competition. Karson Brooks (Pan) placed third in the A&S NSM poster competition. Lindsey Cobb (Nikles), Kevin Duque and Nick Laskay (Shaughnessy), and Shuwen Yue (Bakker) received honorable mention for their posters.