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This semester, two students are working with Dr. Dawn Ward on her ongoing research project using organic chemistry techniques to synthesize inhibitors of hepatitis C. In the picture above, Dr. Ward assists biochemistry junior, Robert Chen, as he prepares for a synthetic reaction. Chemistry junior, Malik Naanaa, analyzes his technique.

As we work with the architect at designing new labs and classrooms in our new building, faculty and staff from the Chemistry Department visited the Owings Mills North campus.  This picture is taken in our new research lab which allow for more space for additional student researchers, new faculty members, and expanded capabilities.  In general, the new School of the Sciences building will provide a great learning environment and everyone is excited as our plans for it are further developed.

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Club organized a student vs. faculty kickball game for the School of the Sciences.  The faculty team won 12 - 1!  Despite the upset, a GREAT time was had by all.  We're definitely looking forward to a rematch!

The Chemistry Department is excited to welcome Dr. Dana Ferraris as a Visiting Professor of Chemistry.  Dr. Ferraris' background includes many years in industry using his organic chemistry background to synthesize drugs, to teach courses and to mentor students. This semester, Dr. Ferraris is teaching in the General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry courses.  In the spring, he will continue teaching and also work with students on research projects.  

What does Dr. Ferraris do in his spare time?  He and his wife own a cafe, Kismet, in Eldersberg, where Dr. Ferraris helps out by making lattes and chai teas and baking bagels. 

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