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In Print

Christina J. Welch, Priyanka D. Kadav, Jared L. Edwards, Jessica Krycia, Melanie L. Talaga, Purnima Bandyopadhyay, and Tarun K. Dam were published on September 3rd, 2020. Their paper, “A Rapid and Facile Purification Method for Glycan‐Binding Proteins and Glycoproteins” was funded by the National Science Foundation. Grant Number: 1608537. It was published on the cover of the September issue of Current Protocols in Protein Science.


Fellows

Dr. Rudy Luck

Professor Rudy Luck has been selected as a 2020 VIPEr (Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource) Fellow.

The VIPEr Fellows are made up of 20 inorganic chemistry faculty from across the United States. This project is part of a 5-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) program. Its purpose is to develop, test, and refine a flexible, foundation-level inorganic chemistry course.

Visit https://www.ionicviper.org/ to learn more.

Congratulations Dr. Luck!


2020 Chemistry Awards

Even during the very unusual circumstances that all of us are facing, the Chemistry Department wanted to celebrate its students in their accomplishments and contributions over the past year.

It was with honor and pride that the department virtually gathered on April 22 to celebrate its students’ achievements, as we continue to see ourselves as a community of scholars.

Outstanding Student in First Year Chemistry: Vincent Pellizzon.
Doc Berry Award: Abby Schwartz.
Leslie Leifer Award in Physical Chemistry: Collette Sarver.
Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry: Henry Roell.
Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry: Logan Mikesell.
Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry: Peyton Bainbridge.
Honorable Mentions: Collette Sarver, Abby Schwartz.
Undergraduate Award in Biochemistry: Jessica Krycia.
Outstanding Senior Award: Peyton Bainbridge, Jessica Krycia.
Honorable Mentions: Logan Mikesell, Sarah Montgomery.
Outstanding Senior Research Award: Michael Hromada, Sarah Montgomery.
Departmental Scholar: Collette Sarver.
Rebecca Sandretto/Susan Stackhouse Summer Fellowship: Steve Beuther.
Outstanding Lower-Division Chemistry Teaching Assistant: Priyanka Kadav (GTA), Jessica Krycia (UTA), Nazanin Nahrjou (GTA).
Outstanding Upper-Division Chemistry Teaching Assistant: Mikhail Trought.
Graduate Student Leadership Award: Mikhail Trought.
Outstanding Graduate Student Summer Fellowship: Shobhit Chaturvedi.
Honorable Mention: Chathura de Alwis.

Congratulations!


New Funding

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Momoko Tajiri (Chemistry/MuSTI) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $33,597 research and development grant from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development – Michigan Craft Beer Council.

The project is entitled, “Berries & Brews: Understanding the Market and Technological Processing Opportunities of Michigan Grown Fruit in the Craft Beverage Industry”. Jenny Apriesnig (College of Business/MuSTI), Ezequiel Medici (MEEM/MuSTI), Kazuya Tajiri (MEEM/MuSTI), Lynn Mazzoleni (Chemistry/MuSTI), and Martin Thompson (Chemistry/MuSTI) are co-PIs on this 16-month project.


In Print

Graduate students Rashmi Adhikari (Chemistry), Mu Yang (Chemistry), post-doctoral fellow Nabanita Saikia (Physics), graduate students Colina Dutta (Chemistry), Wafa Alharbi (Biological Sciences), associate professor Zhiying Shan (KIP), professor Ravi Pandey (Physics), and associate professor Ashutosh Tiwari (Chemistry) published a paper in ACS Chemical Neuroscience titled “Acetylation of Aβ42 at lysine 16 disrupts amyloid formation” on March 24, 2020.


In Print

Graduate student Chathura de Alwis (Chem), research assistant professor Timothy R. Leftwich (MSE), and assistant professor Kathryn A. Perrine (Chem) published their seminal paper on their new surface technique, “New Approach to Simultaneous In Situ Measurements of the Air/Liquid/Solid Interface Using PM-IRRAS” in Langmuir on March 16, 2020.


Notables

The article by Professor Haiying Liu, Rudy Luck and their research team, entitled “Near-infrared fluorescent probes based on TBET and FRET rhodamine acceptors with different pK(a) values for sensitive ratiometric visualization of pH changes in live cells,” has been selected for inclusion in an online collection highlighting the most popular articles published in Journal of Materials Chemistry B in 2019.

This research has been supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Numbers R15GM114751 and 2R15GM114751-02 (Haiying Liu).