Displaying items by tag: Department of Chemistry

With one of UAB's inaugural President's Summer Research scholarships, undergraduate Marina Triplett is exploring a DNA topology puzzle that could point to better cancer drugs.
Hunter Drinkard of Creola, Samantha Fry of Mobile and Cailet Hardtmann-Huckabee of Huntsville will attend UAB this fall after earning four-year scholarships.
Emily Quarato, a rising junior from New York majoring in chemistry and anthropology, has been selected to participate in a National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates site project this summer in eastern Hungary, where she will study a Bronze Age cemetery population.
April 25, 2016

Budding Knowledge

The College of Arts and Sciences welcomed several new chairs last summer, including leadership for three of our popular and competitive science departments: Dr. Richard Dluhy in Chemistry, Dr. Ilias Perakis in Physics, and Dr. Yuliang Zheng in Computer and Information Sciences.
Frederick Stephens, a junior chemistry major from Huntsville, was awarded with the American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year.
This mass spectrometry method can locate where molecular changes occur in a thin slice of tissue, and it has broad applicability to biomedical research.
UAB Graduate School hosted its 2016 Graduate Student Research Days research presentation competition March 9 through 11 in the Hill Student Center Ballrooms. 
Dr. Jacqueline Nikles, associate professor and coordinator of undergraduate organic chemistry, has appointed a member of the American Chemical Society Examinations Committee, which will write a new standardized ACS Organic Chemistry exam for 2017.
Kelly B. Walters, a third-year undergraduate student in chemistry, co-authored a paper recently published online by the American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology.
Bhavitavya Sonia Nijampatnam, a graduate student in the UAB Department of Chemistry, has been named the recipient of a National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research pre-doctoral fellowship.
UAB researcher Eugenia Kharlampieva, Ph.D., makes polymer microcapsules meant to carry cancer drugs to the site of a tumor.
The Department of Chemistry's Spring 2016 seminars will be held in CHEM 101, 901 14th Street South, at 11:00 a.m., unless otherwise noted.
Approximately 600 students apply for the Hertz Fellowship each year; only 15 percent are invited for a first-round interview.
Dr. Eugenia Kharlampieva, an Associate Professor of polymer chemistry and nanomaterials in the Department of Chemistry, has been elected president of the UAB Sigma Xi chapter.
E. coli ClpB is a bacterial enzyme that untangles proteins. Such tangles are hallmarks of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. A study led by UAB's Aaron Lucius, Ph.D., offers new insight on this amazing molecular machine, and could eventually point toward new treatment approaches.
Dr. Richard Dluhy has been named the new Chair of the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Chemistry. Dr. Dluhy comes to UAB from the University of Georgia, where he was a Professor in the Department of Chemistry.
The Department of Chemistry's Fall 2015 seminars will be held in CHEM 101, 901 14th Street South, at 11:00 a.m., unless otherwise noted.
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.
Nathan Oluwagbemiga Larinde has been awarded one of two UNCF Merck Undergraduate Science Scholarships given to UAB students this year. Solomon Gibson, a chemistry major and Global and Community Leadership Honors Program student, has been designated an alternate.
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