Ben Dratch, one of our undergraduate students, won two awards yesterday for the Thesis Pitch Program from the Honors College. He won the 1st place cash prize of $150 and the People’s Choice which includes a certificate of recognition. Here is his photo with Jessie McCray and Dr. Marise Parent.
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/
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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.
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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.
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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.
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 »
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!
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 »
Results of research in Ivanov Lab involving DNA-repairing enzyme of thymine-DNA glycosylase (TDG) are published recently in the following websites:
Press release from SDSC (San Diego Supercomputer Center): http://www.sdsc.edu/News%20Items/PR20180530_DNA_repair.html
From GSU News Hub article with a link to published paper on PNAS: https://news.gsu.edu/2018/05/29/researchers-make-discoveries-about-key-enzyme-in-dna-repair-study-finds/
Another link to published paper on PNAS from Ivanov Lab… more »
Chemistry Awards Ceremony 2018 Friday, March 23, 2018 Student Award Recipients
Chemistry Undergraduate Gold Award (research): Noa Erlitzki (Dr. Gregory Poon’s Group)
Chemistry Master’s Gold Award (research): Farad Marmarchi (Dr. Maged Henary’s Group)
Chemistry Doctoral Gold Award (research): Bingchen Yu (Dr. Binghe Wang’s Group)
Best Overall University Scholar (undergraduate, academic): Saajid… more »