Chemistry senior Heather Drake is conducting research this semester with Dr. Tim Dwyer. Heather is studying the kinetics of two malate dehydrogenase enzymes, MDH1 and MDH2....Click here to read more.
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Chemistry and Biochemistry News
Last week, Dr. Dawn Ward presented her research on finding compounds to target the Hepatitus C virus at the 42nd National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) Conference in Orlando, Florida. At the conference, in addition to presenting her research, Dr. Ward was able to visit many other research presentations and exhibitors from industry, government and academia. Dr. Ward is pictured above giving her presentation and also with NOBCChE President, Talitha Hampton-Mayo (left), a Program Manager at AstraZeneca.
Junior Alexis Spertzel is excited about her first independent research experience. She is working with organic chemistry faculty member, Dr. Will Harrell, synthesizing small molecules that will serve as inhibitors of botulinum neurotoxin. Although the semester has just started, Lexie is having fun and has learned a lot. She likes working one-on-one with a faculty member and learning new techniques and reactions. She looks forward to learning more throughout the semester!
Congratulations to Daniela Poss (BS Chemistry 2012) on receiving her Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology from George Washington University in May. She now works as a Public Health Analyst with a consulting firm....Click here to read more.
Biochemistry junior Ciara Faupel is having a great start to her semester. As she finished her online Microbiology quiz on negative staining and serial dilutions, she explained why she is now taking more chemistry and biology classes and engaging in research. She loves learning both sciences and seeing the interconnections. In her words, "I love majoring in biochemistry- it allows me to study both chemistry and biology so that I have a more complete picture of science!"