Department News

Great Work from Ivanov Lab Published in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology!

Posted On June 4, 2019
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Dr.Ivanov’s lab recently published a paper in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology on the structure of transcription preinitiation complex (PIC) and how its mutation affects genetic diseases.

Relevant URLs:

Paper in Nature: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41594-019-0220-3

Publication from Oak Ridge National Laboratory: https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/2019/05/20/summit-charts-a-course-to-uncover-the-origins-of-genetic-diseases/

Publication from Berkeley Lab: http://biosciences.lbl.gov/2019/05/21/researchers-create-comprehensive-model-of-transcription-preinitiation-complex/

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Spring 2019 Chemistry PhD/MS Graduates!

Posted On June 4, 2019
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Shanshan Tan (#234 Ph.D. awarded by Chemistry) successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation titled, “Development of Chemokine Receptor 4 Targeted MRI Contrast Agent for Early Detection of Liver Cancers and Metastases,” on Thursday , March 28, under the direction of Dr. Jenny Yang. Committee: Drs.: Jenny Yang (chair), Hans Grossniklaus, Phillip Sun, Ming Luo and Maged… more »

Fall 2018 Chemistry PhD/MS Graduates!

Narinder Kaur Harika (#225 Ph.D. awarded by Chemistry) successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation titled “Understanding the Recognition of Mixed DNA Sequence Through Minor Groove Binding Compounds,” on Tuesday, October 30, under the direction of Dr. David Wilson. Committee: Drs.: David Wilson (chair), Markus Germann, Gregory Poon.

Bingchen Yu (#226 Ph.D. awarded by Chemistry) successfully defended… more »

Winners of 2019 Chemistry Awards!

CHEMISTRY AWARDS CEREMONY 2019 Friday, April 12th, 2019

STUDENT AWARD RECIPIENTS

Chemistry Undergraduate Gold Award (research): Sophie T. Yount (Dr. Huanbiao Mo’s Group – Nutrition)

Chemistry Master’s Gold Award (research): Zahra Enadi (Dr. Ming Luo’s Group)

Chemistry Doctoral Gold Award (research): Ryan Gumpper (Dr. Ming Luo’s Group)

Best Overall University Scholar (undergraduate, academic): Van L.… more »

Chemistry Dept Winner of MBD Outstanding Fellow Award – Tam Vo

Posted On March 1, 2019
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The winners of MBD Outstanding Fellow Award is announced. This award is accorded on the basis of outstanding contributions to research, future promise as a researcher, and originality, imagination and significance of research. Nominations were invited from PI’s and three  outstanding fellows were selected by the Chairs of the respective departments.

Winners:

Andres Wong – Biology Tam… more »

Congratulations to Dr. Maged Henary on winning the 2019 GSURC Faculty Award for Undergraduate Research

Dr. Maged Henary has been selected as the winner of the 2019 GSURC Faculty Award for Undergraduate Research. It is well deserved! Dr. Henary has a proven track record in mentoring a diverse group of undergraduate students over the years.

Dr. Henary will be the Keynote speaker at the 2019 Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference on April 10, 2019 in the… more »

Congratulations to Dr. Henary on one of his compounds being licensed!

Posted On October 12, 2018
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One of Dr. Henary’s compounds (MHI-148) has been licensed by DanZen Theranostics, a Delaware-based company, to develop a product that can be used to image and target cancer cells. Georgia State University has finalized the licensing agreement with this company. 

 Here is a link to the full story: https://news.gsu.edu/2018/10/01/georgia-state-signs-licensing-agreement-with-dazen-theranostics-inc-to-develop-product-that-can-target-image-and-destroy-cancer-cells/

 Please join me in congratulating Dr.… more »

Congratulations to Dr. Hao Xu on receiving two federal grants!

Posted On October 8, 2018
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Congratulations to Dr. Hao Xu on receiving two federal grants from the NIH (R21 GM 128442) and the NSF (CHE 1800405) for the next 2 (2018-2020) and 3 (2018-2021) years to study the “Stereoselective Assembly of Challenging Glycosidic Linkages with Earth-Abundant Metal Catalysts” and “Harnessing Stable Peroxides for Selective Nitrogen Atom and Fluoroalkyl Transfer,” respectively. 

 The total budget for both… more »

Congratulations to Prof. Gangli Wang on his new Department of Energy (DOE) Award!

Posted On October 8, 2018
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Prof. Gangli Wang has received a new research grant from the Department of Energy (DOE). Please join me in congratulating Prof. Gangli Wang on this funding from the DOE (DE-SC0019043) to study “Ion Transport Dynamics at Nanoscale Interfaces in Single Asymmetric Nanopores Arrays” for the next 3 years (2018-2021) with a total budget of approximately $490,000.00.

 This additional funding… more »