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Upcoming Preliminary and Final Exams

A list of upcoming preliminary and final exams is available. Modified September 28, 2011

Muddiman named Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

Professor David Muddiman has been named a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry by the University, highlighting his "sustained record of high scholarship and international reputation in biological mass spectrometry". Posted June 25, 2012

Graduation

The department held its 2012 Spring graduation ceremony on May 12, 2012. We have a few photos of the event. Posted May 24, 2012

Williams selected as Best of BIOT award winner

Professor Gavin Williams has been selected as one of the winners of the 2012 Best of BIOT awards. As a winner, his award-winning talk will be presented to an extended audience at an upcoming Best of BIOT Webinar in a peer-reviewed chapter in an eBook containing all of the 2012 Best of BIOT award winners. Posted May 11, 2012

Ghiladi and Williams win NSF Career Awards

Professors Gavin Williams and Reza Ghiladi have been awarded prestigious CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation. Posted May 1, 2012

Maria Oliver-Hoyo selected as an Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor

This professorship recognizes extended service as an outstanding teacher at NC State. Only members of the Academy of Outstanding Teachers who also continue to provide long-term, distinguished services in undergraduate teaching at NC State are eligible for this distinction.

Photocaged DNA Provides New Levels of Transcription Control

The light-activated oligonucleotide tools developed by the Deiters lab, specifically their recent publication in J. Am. Chem. Soc. on the development of photocaged DNA decoys, has been the subject of a Highlight article in the current issue of ChemBioChem.

Deiters Group Develops Better Control for DNA-Based Computations

The Deiters laboratory has found a way to give DNA-based computing better control over logic operations. His work could lead to interfacing DNA-based computing with traditional silicon-based computing.In a paper published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Deiters addressed the control problem by making portions of the input strands of DNA logic gates photoactivatable, or controllable by ultraviolet (UV) light. The process is known as photocaging. Deiters successfully photocaged several different nucleotides on a DNA logic gate known as an AND gate.

Comins teaches chemistry course in Brazil

Daniel Comins of the Department of Chemistry taught a short course on heterocyclic chemistry at a national meeting (ESSO IV) held at the University of Sao Paulo in Sao Carlos, Brazil (Feb 6-10, 2012). Professor Comins has published extensively in the areas of heterocyclic chemistry and organic synthesis, and he is President-elect of the International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry.

Photochemical Control of Rho Kinase

The development of a light-activated Rho kinase inhibitor and its application in the investigation of gut tube development in Xenopus embryos, a collaborative effort between the Deiters lab and the Nascone-Yoder lab, has been highlighted on NCSU's The Abstract.

Deiters Lab Research Published in Nature Chemistry

The Deiters lab, together with the Chin lab at the MRC in Cambridge, U.K., reported the genetic encoding of a new chemical handle in bacterial and mammalian cells and the selective reaction of proteins on the surface of live cells. Their work is published in the recent issue of Nature Chemistry and is highlighted on the NCSU webpage.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates Summer Program now accepting applications

We are pleased to announce we are taking applications for the Summer 2012 Research Experience for Undergraduates Program! March 16th is the final deadline, but we encourage early submission for this highly competitive opportunity. Please go to the REU website for information on how to apply.

Melander group research reduces biofilm threat

The Melander group makes further inroads in the break up of microbial goo. See Chemical and Engineering News story here.

JAMA features biofilm inhibition research from the Melander group

Journal of the American Medical Association features work on inhibition of bacterial biofilm formation performed by NCSU researchers Roberta Worthington and Christian Melander. Full article here.

Professor Ison featured on NBC's Chemistry NOW

Elon Ison has been featured as part of NBC Learn's "Chemistry NOW" series. More info is below, and here is a direct link to the video featuring Elon and his students. Watch the video Modified November 14, 2011

Professor Bowden Recognized as Distinguished Alumnus

Dr. Ed Bowden received a Distinguished Alumnus award from Virginia Commonwealth University. He received the award at a banquet in his honor on October 21, 2011. Congratulations Ed!Modified November 11, 2011

NCSU PhDs Launch Successful Business

A Business Week article describes the company started by NCSU PhDs Tiffany Bailey and Tashni-Ann Dubroy. Modified November 11, 2011

Professor Walter Weare Rockets towards the Sun

This video shows Professor Weare's vision for solar energy storage schemes. Forget batteries! They are not efficient enough. Walter wants to store solar energy as a fuel. Watch the video and tell a friend. Modified November 11, 2011

Theoretical Chemists Win Awards at ACS Local Section Conference

Congratulations to David Bowman (Advisor: Elena Jakubikova), on winning an honorable mention of his poster titled "Low-spin vs. High-spin Ground State in Pseudo-Octahedral Iron Complexes" at the NC-ACS Local Section Conference on Friday. Congratulations are also in order for Dr. Takashi Tsuchiya (Former advisor: Jerry Whitten) on winning second prize in the post-doctoral category of posters at the same conference. The title of his poster was "Configuration Interaction Study of the Ground and Excited States of TiO2 Ring Structures." Posted October 3, 2011

Theoretical Chemists Win Awards at ACS Local Section Conference

Congratulations to David Bowman (Advisor: Elena Jakubikova), on winning an honorable mention of his poster titled "Low-spin vs. High-spin Ground State in Pseudo-Octahedral Iron Complexes" at the NC-ACS Local Section Conference on Friday. Congratulations are also in order for Dr. Takashi Tsuchiya (Former advisor: Jerry Whitten) on winning second prize in the post-doctoral category of posters at the same conference. The title of his poster was "Configuration Interaction Study of the Ground and Excited States of TiO2 Ring Structures." Posted October 3, 2011

Employee Wins Award

Congratulations to Thelma Rhone for winning the Pride of the Wolfpack Award. This award is given to recognize NC State employees for a special or unique contribution to their department, college, or the University. Thelma was nominated for her team spirit and the consideration she shows her coworkers. Posted September 23, 2011

Student Wins Travel Grant

Monica Enamorado, fourth year graduate student, won an ACS Organic Division Travel grant. This is a national award and only one student per department is chosen. Monica presented her paper titled “Five-step Synthesis of (S)-Macrostomine” in the organic division at the ACS meeting in Denver. Her advisor is Professor Comins. Posted September 16, 2011

Bunders wins Eli Lilly Travel Award

Congratulations to Cynthia Bunders who was one of 8 winners of the Women Chemists Committee Eli Lilly travel award! This is a national award given to female undergraduate students, graduate students, or postdocs to travel to a national or major meeting of their choice. Cynthia presented her paper titled "Design, synthesis and bacterial biofilm inhibition evaluation of flustramine inspired small molecules" in the organic division at the ACS meeting in Denver. Her advisor is Christian Melander. Posted September 5, 2011

Leyda Lugo-Morales is awarded a GAANN Fellowship

Leyda Lugo-Morales has been selected to receive a GAANN fellowship in biotechnology. Leyda's fellowship provides 30K to cover stipend, tuition, fees, and benefits. It also provides additional training opportunities and funds for travel. Leyda is a 4th year graduate student in analytical chemistry working in Professor Sombers' labs. Posted September 2, 2011

Monica Enamorado and James Roberts win BASF Fellowships

Monica Enamorado and James Roberts have been selected as recipients of BASF scholarships. The awards come with $5,000 support for the academic Fall/Spring cycle. Monica and James received their awards at a ceremony at BASF in the RTP on August 17th. Monica is a 4th year graduate student in organic chemistry working in Professor Comins' labs. James is a 4th year graduate student in analytical chemistry working in Professor Sombers' labs. Posted August 25, 2011