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  • Until now, no toxin had been found in 132 years of study for the deadly pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which infects 9 million people a year and kills more than 1 million. The novel toxin induces necrotic cell death of macrophages to help the tuberculosis pathogen escape and spread to other cells.Despite 132 years of study, no toxin had ever been found for the deadly pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which infects 9 million people a year and kills more than 1 million. Now, Michael Niederweis, Ph.D., professor of microbiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues have described the first known...

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Outstanding Student Presentation 

Ms. Jun Chen, Chemistry Graduate Student, won Outstanding Student Oral Presentation at the 2014 Materials Research Society (MRS) meeting in Boston, MA. This is a prestigious and highly competitive award given for excellent results in her most impressive presentation of pH-Responsive Hydrogel Cubes for Release of Doxorubicin in Cancer Cells. UAB Department of Chemistry, as well as Ms. Jun's mentor, Dr. Eugenia Kharlampieva, are very proud of Jun.

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Michael Longmire,
junior year Chemistry major, received the Sigma Xi award at the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in November, 2012. Read more>> 


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Chemistry Major Honored,
Simone Ridgeway, a senior majoring in chemistry and minoring in Japanese and an honors student in the Science & Technology Honors Program, recently participated in Minority Access' 13th National Role Models Conference in Orlando, FL (Sept 28-30, 2012). Simone placed second winning a $1500 cash prize. She also received the 2012 National Student Role Model Award, which recognizes minority students who have excelled while maintaining an outstanding academic record. Ms. Ridgeway's research mentor is Dr. Jeonga Kim, Dept of Medicine, UAB.