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Publication in Science Advances from the Poon lab

Posted On May 3, 2020
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Congratulations to Suela and all the co-authors for a major publication in Sciences Advances. This paper unveils a new self-regulatory mechanism by PU.1, a divergent member of the ETS family of transcription factor. PU.1 is a key mediator in an emerging number of series illnesses including leukemia, organ fibrosis, and obesity-related liver disease.

We are… more »

Fall 2019 Chemistry PhD/MS Graduates!

Posted On April 29, 2020
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Joy Ballard (#249 Ph.D. awarded by Chemistry) successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation titled “From Discovery to Implementation of Organic Chemistry Learning Models in Secondary and Post-Secondary Classrooms,” on Friday, August 23, 2019, under the direction of Dr. Suazette Mooring. Committee: Drs.: Suazette Mooring (chair), Natalie King, Kathryn Grant.

Beibei Liu (#250 Ph.D. awarded by Chemistry)… more »

Congratulations to Dr. Samer Gozem on receiving an ACS PRF Grant

Posted On April 29, 2020
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Please join us in congratulating Dr. Samer Gozem on receiving an American Chemical Society (ACS) Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) grant of $110,000 to carry out “Calculation of Photoelectron Circular Dichroism of Small Chiral Organic Molecules” from 1/1/2020 through 8/31/2022

This is exciting news for Dr. Gozem as he continues to build his research program! Congratulations… more »

Congratulations to Dr. Suri Iyer on receiving a new $1.35 million NIH Award!

Posted On April 29, 2020
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Please join us in congratulating Dr. Suri Iyer on receiving a new NIH R61 award of approximately $1.35 million for the next 3 years (1R61AI140475; 2019-2021) “Towards point of care HIV detection using repurposed glucose meters.”

This is exciting news for Dr. Iyer’s efforts in point of care detection and diagnosis of infectious diseases. Congratulations… more »

Summer 2019 Chemistry PhD/MS Graduates!

Posted On April 1, 2020
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Cassandra Miller (#242 Ph.D. awarded by Chemistry) successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation titled “Monitoring Subcellular Calcium by Designed Calcium Sensors and The Calcium Sensing Receptor (CaSR) Structure and Function” on Tuesday, July 2, under the direction of Dr. Jenny Yang. Committee: Drs.: Jenny Yang(chair), Ming Luo, Ning Fang, Angela Mabb.

Tam Vo (#243 Ph.D. awarded… more »

Congratulations to Dr. Jenny Yang on receiving 2 (two) NIH Awards!

Posted On April 1, 2020
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Please join us in congratulating Dr. Jenny Yang on receiving 2(two) grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The first (1R33CA235319-01A1) is to investigate the “Multi-color Mapping of Cancer Molecular Signatures and Tumor Microenvironment” for the next three years (2019-2022). The total budget is approximately $1.2 mil.

The second (1S10D027045-01) is an… more »