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2013 News

Bringing the 'Wow' Factor to Chemistry Class

Boom. Rutgers chemistry Professor Darrin York and lab support specialist Bob Porcja are using in-class demonstrations to get students more interested in an often intimidating subject.

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CCB Faculty Honored by President Barchi in Awards Ceremony

Jing Li etal v1Three faculty members in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology were among the members of the university community honored for their outstanding contributions in the classroom, to their disciplines, or for the benefit of the community or world.

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Duff Travel Award Recipients - Fall 2013

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Duff Travel Award Recipients - Spring 2013

2013 Duff Travel Award WinnersThrough the generosity of donor Thomas Duff, the Duff Travel Award helps aspiring graduate researchers travel to conferences in order to present their research to a wider audience.

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Faculty Promotions for Drs. KB Lee, Marcotrigiano, and Williams

It is with great pleasure that we congratulate three of our Chemistry and Chemical Biology faculty members on their promotions!

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Helping Students Achieve Success in Chemistry

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Introducing a Novel E-Learning System Targeting Better Education for Students in the Science Industries

YorkGCeLS rThe Rutgers University Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department is quickly moving forward with a novel e-learning system that could transform the way students learn chemistry at universities and grade schools nationwide, while helping educators fill the void for better trained personnel in the science industries.

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Introducing Professor Stephen K. Burley

SKBurley 2Stephen K. Burley, an internationally distinguished physicist and scientist, has joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.

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Jean Day Memorial Undergraduate Research Symposium

Kervin Undergrad SymposiumOn Friday May 3rd, hundreds of students, faculty members, and guests filled the atrium of the Life Sciences Building to take part in the 2013 Jean Wilson Day Memorial Undergraduate Research Symposium, a celebration of the significant research undertaken by undergraduates of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

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Manasi Pethe Awarded the 2013 McCoy Family Fellowship for Women in Chemistry

Manasi PetheThe McCoy Family Fellowship for Women in Chemistry and Business was established through a generous gift by Sherilyn McCoy and Terence McCoy to help build the pipeline of women scientists with business acumen and to expose women Ph.D. students in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology to business as they pursue their research.

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Michelle Ouimet New President of Rutgers University Chemistry Graduate Student Association

Michelle Ouimet and Allison FaigIf Rutgers University Organic Chemistry Ph.D. candidate Michelle Ouimet pursues her polymer research with the enthusiasm and energy of a cheerleader, there’s a good reason: before coming to Rutgers three years ago, she could be found on the sidelines as an undergrad at Clemson University.

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National Science Foundation Funds Rutgers Chemistry Professor Robert Moss’ Research For 51 Years

RA Moss 2013 crWhen he’s not busy writing about baseball, stamp collecting or Sherlock Holmes, Rutgers Chemistry Research Professor Robert A. Moss searches for innovations in reactive organic intermediates – something the National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded for over half a century.

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Nick Stebbins Wins the 2013 POLY Outstanding Poster Award

2013 ACS POLY Poster Award Congratulations Nick StebbinsUnder the direction of Dr. Kathryn Uhrich and with the financial support of having won a Duff Travel Award, graduate student Nick Stebbins traveled to the American Chemical Society meeting in Indianapolis last month and presented his poster, “Biodegradable Poly(anhydride-esters) Comprised Exclusively of Naturally-Occurring Antimicrobials and EDTA: Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Activity”.

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Nobel Prize winner Martin Karplus was advisor to three of our Faculty

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013 was awarded jointly to Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel "for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems".

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Professor Darrin York honored with SAS Award for Distinguished Contribution to Undergraduate Education

York 2013 SAS Undergrad AwardProfessor Darrin York was one of ten faculty members honored this week with the SAS Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education.

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Professor Eddy Arnold’s HIV Research Secures $10.1 Million

EddyArnold Feb 8 2013The groundbreaking, 25 years of anti-HIV research of Eddy Arnold, Rutgers University Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine faculty, recently achieved another significant milestone, securing an expected $10.1 million in new federal funding.

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Protein Data Bank at Rutgers Supports Medical, Scientific Advances Worldwide

HMB 2013 DeLano AwardHelen M. Berman, Rutgers Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, has received many honors over the years for her achievements in building what she calls a “scientific collaboratory,” the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB) Protein Data Bank (PDB).

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Rutgers Chemist Introduces Antidotes for Digoxin Poisoning

SagarKhare 1aProfessor Sagar D. Khare has co-authored a paper to be published in the September 12 edition of the international scientific journal, Nature, which introduces possible antidotes for digoxin poisoning – the method of convicted murderer Charles Cullen, the most prolific serial killer in New Jersey history.

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Rutgers Chemistry Ranks #1 in Nation in Chemical R&D Funding

school spending on chemical rd 2013There is a Rutgers Today news release "Rutgers University Is Top School Nationwide for Chemistry Research and Development Funding".

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Rutgers Chemists Develop PolyMorphine for Pain Management

KathrynUhrich PolyMorphine rc2Patent-pending technology developed by Rutgers University Chemistry Professor Kathryn Uhrich and her colleagues has the potential to greatly diminish morphine abuse while significantly improving pain management for patients coping with acute and chronic illness or injury.

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Rutgers Graduate Student Participates in Research Program in Africa

VictoriaFalls scaled400300 captionedA joint Rutgers University-Princeton University Nanotechnology for Clean Energy graduate training program is providing students with the opportunity to develop relationships with noted institutions and researchers in Africa.

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Senior Undergraduate Students Take On Teaching Assistant Role

tatieh 2Two recent Chemistry graduates were featured in a School of Arts and Sciences article for their work in a program that allows upper-class chemistry majors the opportunity to serve as undergraduate teaching assistants.

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Student Opportunities in Chemistry Research

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The Chemistry Graduate Student Experience 2013

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Welcome Jilin University Students - August 2013

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What is a Protein?

Learn about the 3D shape and function of macromolecules.

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