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  • The drug inhibits the activity of a kinase enzyme called LRRK2, and it showed no pathology in rat lungs, kidneys or livers.Andy WestThe first test in a mammalian model of a potential new class of drugs to treat Parkinson’s disease shows abatement of neurodegeneration in the brains of test rats and no significant toxicities, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Pfizer Inc. researchers report online in The Journal of Biological Chemistry. At present, there are no therapies to slow or block the progression of Parkinson’s disease, a common neurodegenerative disorder that affects 7 million to 10 million people worldwide. The rat model...

SAACS Place in 66th Southeastern Regional meeting! - Read more>>

Grad student, Clarissa L. Weaver, wins poster competition! - Read more>>

Dr. Aaron L. Lucius Recognized for his Mentoring Skills - Read more>>

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Chemistry Undergraduate Student and Chemistry Scholar, Calla McCulley was one of the nine individuals selected for the NSF-Funded Summer REU Program at Bristol and Bath for this July-August 2015. This is a seven-week program where participants work a forty-hour week in their research lab; and, at the end of the program, each student will give a research presentation of their work. Calla will be working for Dr. Ulrich Hintermaier at the University of Bath for this program. Dr. Hintermaier's research focuses on applied catalysis with metal complexes to develop more sustainable processes and alternative evergy conversion schemes in a multi-disciplinary approach. From this program, Calla expects to gain research experiences, cultural experiences, and growth as an individual.

 Graduate Student Research Days 2015 results!  Read more>>



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2011-2012 Ireland Scholarship winner and chemistry graduate student, Ms. Jiabei Lin presented her award-winning talk entitled: ClpB Self-Assembly at the meeting as well. Ms. Lin is mentored by Dr. Aaron Lucius.

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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.


forensic chemistry 

Crime fighting and chemistry go
hand-in-hand at the forensic
chemistry lab, where sleuths in
white coats grab the spotlight.
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First-year Chemistry major, Catherine Black, was recently accepted as one of 75 students nationwide into the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals.


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 In the spirit of interdisciplinary research, Biology major, Stephanie Arana, has received an Outstanding Research Presentation Award at the 32nd Undergraduate Research Conference in Memphis, TN for her topic "Immunomodulatory Multilayer Coatings of Pancreatic Islets Based On Hydrogen-Bonded Polyphenol" Ms. Arana’s research mentor is Dr. Eugenia Kharlampieva, Department of Chemistry.