Dr. Walid Abdelwahab (#219 Ph.D. awarded by Chemistry) successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation on November 27, 2017, entitled: “USING DIFFERENT ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES AND SYNTHETICALLY TAILORED SILICA NANOPARTICLES IN DRUG SEPERATIONS AND HYDROPHOBICITY-BASED DETECTION APPLICATIONS,” under the direction of Dr. Gabor Patonay. Committee: Drs. G. Patonay (chair), N. Fang and M. Germann.
Dr. Zhigang Wu (#217 Ph.D. awarded by Chemistry) successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation on November 16, 2017, entitled: “UNDERSTANDING FUNCTION OF CARBOHYDRATES BY SYNTHESIS OF STRUCTURALLY-DEFINED GLYCOPEPTIDES/GLYCOPROTEINS AND GLYCANS,” under the direction of Dr. Peng George Wang. Committee: Drs. P. G. Wang (chair), B. Wang, and J. Yang.
Dr. Yueqin Zheng (#218 Ph.D. awarded by Chemistry) successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation on November 21, 2017, entitled: “NEW CHEMICAL STRATEGIES FOR PRODRUG PREPARATION: FROM SULFIDE TO DOXORUBICIN,” under the direction of Dr. Binghe Wang. Committee: Drs. B. Wang (chair), D. Hamelberg, and J. Yin.
Dr. Marina Evich (#216 Ph.D. awarded by Chemistry) successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation on October 18, 2017, entitled: “CHARACTERIZATION OF NUCLEIC ACIDS AND NUCLEIC ACID BINDING PROTEINS USING NMR,” under the direction of Dr. Markus Germann. Committee: Drs. M. Germann (chair), D. Wilson, and K. Grant.
Mr. Elias Flores has successfully defended his MS Thesis entitled “Effect of pH on the reductive half-reaction of an FAD-containing NAD(P)H:quinone reductase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1” on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. The committee was composed of Dr. Giovanni Gadda (Chair), Dr. Dabney Dixon, and Dr. Donald Hamelberg.
Please join the Department in congratulating Elias!
Dear Colleagues and Friends, Welcome to our first Chemistry Department newsletter of 2017!
The great news is that our department has entered a rapid expansion of undergraduate laboratory spaces. We are excited to announce the newly finished “sky lab”, a Science Annex addition, which has two labs for upper level undergraduate students. Additionally, the… more »
On October 17, 2017, at the ACS-Georgia section Research Symposium at Mercer University, two of Dr. Henary’s graduate students presented their posters. His student Matt Laramie won 1st place poster award for graduate level research.
Mr. Stacey Jones, a senior undergraduate researcher in Dr. Jun Yin’s lab, has received the 2017 ABRCMS traveling award. The award will sponsor Stacey to go to the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Phoenix, Arizona, November 1st – 4th, this year.
Stacey will present a poster with the title: “Probing the… more »
1. Richard Tapia Scholarship Congratulations to Mengyuan Zhu, he received an ACM Richard Tapia Scholarship. The Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing is a conference designed to promote diversity, connect undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, researchers, and professionals in computing from all backgrounds and ethnicities.
Mengyuan will give a workshop presentation at Tapia Conference.
Professor Giovanni Gadda group’s article published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry on the discovery of a new class of NADH:Quinone reductases in Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 has been featured in the section on Cofactor Redox Enzymology of the JBC Virtual Issue: Enzymology.