Department News

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.


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:

 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 »

Dr. Jun Yin has renewed his new NIH R01 Award!

Posted On October 8, 2018
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Congratulations to Dr. Jun Yin on renewing his NIH R01 grant (2R01GM104498-06A1) to study the “Orthogonal Ubiquitin Transfer to Profile E3 Substrate Specificity” in collaboration with Dr. Hiroaki Kiyokawa at Northwestern University. The total budget in approximately $1.4 million for the next 4 years (2018-2022).

 This is great news for Dr. Yin’s research program, the Department of Chemistry, and Georgia State University. 

Chemistry Graduate Dr. Cynthia McMurray featured with breakthrough in Synchrotron Cell Phenotyping

Posted On October 8, 2018
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Dr. Cynthia McMurray, a graduate of the GSU Chemistry Department and Dr. David Wilson’s laboratory, is now a full professor at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory associated with the University of California at Berkeley. She has recently made a breakthrough discovery in the use of a synchrotron beam to determine the identify of specific cells,… more »

Carl Kananda has Successfully Defended his MS Thesis

Posted On August 8, 2018
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Mr. Carl Kananda has successfully defended his MSc. thesis titled ” SYNTHESIS AND PHOTOPHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF PHENOXAZINE ANALOGS DESIGNED AS POTENTIAL ANTIMALARIALS,” on Monday, July 23, under the direction of Dr. Maged Henary. Committee: Drs.: Maged Henary (chair), Donald Hamelberg, Jun Yin.

Please join the department in congratulating him!

Mani Salarian Has Successfully Defended his Ph.D. Dissertation

Posted On June 19, 2018
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Dr. Mani Salarian (#224 Ph.D. awarded by Chemistry) successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation titled “Development of Novel Collagen-targeted Protein Based MRI Contrast Agent for Precision Imaging of Liver Chronic Diseases,” on Wednesday, June 13, under the direction of Dr. Jenny Yang. Committee: Drs.: Jenny Yang (chair), Markus Germann, Ming Luo, Zhiren Liu, Shella Keiholz, Phillip… more »