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Thursday,
06 Sep 2018
2:11 PM
Two Chemistry And Biochemistry Faculty Receive 2018 NSF CAREER Awards
Osvaldo Gutierrez and Peter Nemes have both earned Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) awards from the National Science Foundation. The five-year awards are the NSF’s most

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Friday,
15 Jun 2018
1:54 PM
Professor Chris Jarzynski and NIST Collaborators report new tool to measure free energy in molecular machines and demonstrate with DNA migration
In work at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland in College Park, researchers have devised and demonstrated a new way to measure free energ

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Tuesday,
10 Apr 2018
4:30 PM
Prof. Michael Zachariah and Collaborators Report “Shocking” Nanoparticles
Making a giant leap in the ‘tiny’ field of nanoscience, a multi-institutional team of researchers is the first to create nanoscale particles composed of up to eight distinct elementsR

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Friday,
09 Feb 2018
4:33 PM
New Labs Catalyze Chemistry Learning
The Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center is a beacon for progress. From its cornerstone—the first new one laid on McKeldin Mall in 50 years—to its two green roofs, the building p

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Wednesday,
17 Jan 2018
1:49 PM
Catherine Fenselau elevated to Distinguished University Professor
Dr. Catherine Fenselau was named one of 2017 Distinguished University Professors at the University of Maryland’s annual Faculty and Staff Convocation. The title of Distinguished Univers

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Thursday,
04 Jan 2018
2:39 PM
UMD ACS Chemistry Student Chapter in the spotlight
One of our proudest achievements is building a tutoring program at College Park Academy. We initially reached out to the school to see if we could come in to do some fun demonstrations to ge

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Friday,
10 Nov 2017
10:42 AM
University of Maryland Scientists Contribute to Federal Climate Science Report
Professor Ross Salawitch and other University of Maryland scientists contributed to the new Climate Science Special Report (CSSR)—the most comprehensive look at climate science and its e

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Friday,
27 Oct 2017
1:36 PM
New Molecule Shows Promise in HIV Vaccine Design
Professor Lai-Xi Wang and collaborators at Duke University have designed a novel protein-sugar vaccine candidate that, in an animal model, stimulated an immune response against sugars tha

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Friday,
01 Sep 2017
11:07 AM
ADSE Young Researchers Conference at UMD on Sep 16
On September 16th, the third annual Young Researcher’s Conference of the  Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering (ADSE)  will be hosted at UMD.  This event is expected t

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Monday,
03 Jul 2017
10:05 AM
Digging Deeper, Building Better: An interview with Catherine Fenselau
Catherine Fenselau’s impressive analytical science career has taken her from ancient ruins in Colorado to the analysis of lunar rock samples, from the early introduction of MS technology t

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Tuesday,
27 Jun 2017
3:13 PM
Anna Lieberman (B.S. ’16, Biochemistry) Awarded Fulbright Scholarship
Lieberman plans to explore working in child development in addition to teaching duties

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Friday,
02 Jun 2017
1:04 PM
Award Winning Chemist Peter Nemes to Join UMD Faculty
Peter Nemes, an expert in biological mass spectrometry and bioanalytics, will join the faculty of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Maryland, College Park (

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Monday,
22 May 2017
5:20 PM
Congratulations to Chemistry & Biochemistry Degree Recipients
At the May 22 commencement exercises, the Dean of the College of Computer, Math, and Natural Sciences conferred 75 B.S. degrees, 7 M.S. degrees, and 16 Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry or Biochemi

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Friday,
12 May 2017
1:48 PM
Biochemistry Senior Nageen Sherani Awarded Fulbright Scholarship
Nageen Sherani, a University Honors senior majoring in biochemistry and a 2016 Maryland-Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research fellow, has been awarded a 2017-18 Fulbright En

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Monday,
13 Mar 2017
4:38 PM
Professor Lai-Xi Wang and collaborators report method to create better therapeutic antibodies in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Technique to standardize sugar groups could lead to better quality control, customization

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Tuesday,
28 Feb 2017
7:08 AM
Bryan Dickenson (B.S. Biochemistry, 2005), now Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago, named Sloan Fellow

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Friday,
03 Feb 2017
4:56 PM
Alumnus Willie May, Former Director of NIST, Joins UMD’s College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
Dr. Willie May to serve as the college’s director of major research and training initiatives

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Tuesday,
10 Jan 2017
12:13 PM
UMD Researchers Share Optimistic Vision for Paris Climate Agreement
New book provides detailed analysis of targets laid out by international community

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Sunday,
08 Jan 2017
9:50 PM
Theorist and interdisciplinary scientist, Pratyush Tiwary, joins faculty
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry is delighted to announce that Pratyush Tiwary will join the faculty in June, 2017 as an Assistant Professor with joint appointments in the Depa

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Thursday,
17 Nov 2016
12:54 PM
UMD Chemistry & Army Research Laboratory Collaborators Block Oxidation Failure of Carbon Nanotubes
To find out more, view the article at: 10.1002/adma.201601027

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Monday,
10 Oct 2016
11:17 AM
Papoian, Zhao, Winogradoff and Collaborators Report on Chaperone Orchestrated Assembly of Centromeric Chromatin Superstructures
The genomic DNA of higher organisms winds around hockey-puck like octamers, comprised of histone proteins, forming chromatin fibers that further coil into chromosomes.

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Wednesday,
15 Jun 2016
5:26 PM
Alumnus Tobin Marks Receives 2017 Priestley Medal, American Chemical Society’s Highest Honor
“I am deeply honored to receive this most important recognition from the American Chemical Society, and likewise am deeply honored to join the ranks of all the previous Priestley medalists

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Monday,
09 May 2016
2:49 PM
Senior Iowis Zhu, Double Degree Candidate in Biochemistry and Biological Sciences, Named University Medalist
He is, quite simply, a “force of nature,” says Associate Professor Jason D. Kahn, who supervised Zhu in his Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry lab.

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Monday,
25 Apr 2016
2:45 PM
Professor Christopher Jarzynski named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
With this honor, Professor Jarzynski joins some of the world’s most accomplished leaders from academic, business, public affairs, the humanities and the arts.

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Monday,
25 Apr 2016
2:37 PM
Jack Tossell, emeritus Professor of Chemistry, passed away on April 25 after a long battle with cancer
Jack was born in Norwalk, Ohio and attended the University of Chicago, where he was selected for Phi Beta Kappa and earned a B.S. in chemistry in 1966. He then moved to Harvard University,

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Tuesday,
12 Apr 2016
2:33 PM
Dr. Myles Poulin to Join Maryland’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Myles Poulin will join the Department this summer as an Assistant Professor. Research Interests. Dr. Poulin’s research interests are in Bioorganic Che

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Tuesday,
22 Mar 2016
1:36 PM
2016 Beckman Scholar Program Announcement
The Beckman Scholar Program is a two‐year program that provides research support for outstanding undergraduate students majoring in Chemistry and Biochemistry.

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Sunday,
06 Mar 2016
2:26 PM
Brenna Hodges, class of 2015 for Chemistry awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Brenna Hodges, class of 2015 for Chemistry with a minor in Statistics, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, which recognizes outstan

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Friday,
19 Feb 2016
1:28 PM
Dr. Osvaldo Gutierrez joins the faculty in June, 2016 as an Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry is delighted to announce that Osvaldo Gutierrez will join the faculty in June 2016 as an Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry. Osvaldo is c

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Thursday,
07 Jan 2016
1:06 PM
Efrain Rodriguez Receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award
Assistant Professor Rodriguez received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF)
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