Department News

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 »

Ivanov Lab Research Featured in Recent News!

Posted On June 12, 2018
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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 2018 Student Awards Recipients

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 »

Isela Rodriguez-Bussey Has Successfully Defended her Ph.D. Dissertation

Posted On June 6, 2018
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Dr. Isela Rodriguez-Bussey (#223 Ph.D. awarded by Chemistry) has successfully defended her Dissertation titled “INTEGRATING PROTEIN DYNAMICS AND ENHANCED CONFORMATIONAL ENSEMBLES TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THEIR ROLE IN BIOMOLECULAR FUNCTION” on April 24, 2018, under the direction of Dr. Donald Hamelberg. Committee: Drs.: D. Hamelberg(Chair), S. Mooring and D. Wilson.

Please join the department in congratulating… more »

Jacob Ball Has Successfully Defended his Ph.D. Dissertation

Posted On May 7, 2018
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Dr. Jacob Ball (#221 Ph.D. awarded by Chemistry) has successfully defended his Dissertation titled “Mechanistic studies on D-arginine dehydrogenase and Functional Annotation of a Novel NADH: quinone Oxidoreductase” on March 29, 2018, under the direction of Dr. Giovanni Gadda. Committee: Drs.: G. Gadda (Chair), D. Dixon, D. Hamelberg.

Please join the department in congratulating him!

GSU Chemistry Research on Enhancing Antibiotics with CO featured on EurekaAlert by AAAS

Posted On February 26, 2018
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Research by Dr.Binghe Wang’s lab on using carbon monoxide as a combined payload with antibiotics was featured on EurekaAlert! Science News by AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science, publisher of Science journal): https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/gsu-cmi022118.php

Also featured on GSU news website: http://news.gsu.edu/2018/02/20/carbon-monoxide-improves-effectiveness-antibiotic-fights-stomach-infection-study-finds/

The original research paper can be found here: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.orglett.7b03348