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Fall 2014 Newsletter Online
  • Posted: December 22, 2014

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Albert C. Boyd, Jr.
December 12, 1929 – December 5, 2014
  • Posted: December 11, 2014

Associate Professor Emeritus Alfred C. Boyd, Jr. passed away on Friday, December 5th, 2014. To his colleagues and friends, he was “Al.”  (more…)

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University of Maryland Students Win Gold in International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (iGEM)
  • Posted: November 7, 2014

Dr. Jason Kahn was a team advisor for the iGEM competition held in Boston from Oct. 30 to Nov. 3, 2014.

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ACS Chemistry Voices: Lawrence R. Sita
  • Posted: October 8, 2014

This feature produced by the American Chemical Society highlights Dr. Sita's start-up company Precision Polyolefins, LLC and the University of Maryland

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Alicia Bowen receives the 2014 Winifred Burks-Houck Graduate Student Leadership Award
  • Posted: October 3, 2014

This award is given on behalf of the National Society for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) (more…)

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Paper from Davis Group highlighted as a “Spotlight” by JACS
  • Posted: September 20, 2014

The communication entitled, “A G4·K+ Hydrogel Stabilized by an Anion” has been chosen by the editors of JACS to be featured as a “JACS Spotlight”. (more…)

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Pre-eminent Chemist Lai-Xi Wang to Join UMD Faculty
  • Posted: September 8, 2014

Lai-Xi Wang, a leading carbohydrate chemist with expertise in glycoscience, enzymology and immunology, will join the faculty at UMD as professor of chemistry and biochemistry, starting January 2015. (more…)

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Dayie Group Research Featured on Back Cover of ChemBioChem
  • Posted: September 7, 2014

Research from Dayie research lab on new labeling technologies to study large biologically important RNAs has been featured as back cover for ChemBioChem

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Chris Jarzynski has been awarded the title of Distinguished University Professor
  • Posted: August 12, 2014

The Chair and department join in congratulating Professor Christopher Jarzynski who has been awarded the title of Distinguished University Professor. (more…)

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A recent news article in Nature highlights bacterial communication and has quotes from Professor Sintim
  • Posted: July 17, 2014

Scientists are now taking a more sophisticated approach to the problem of bacterial infections by inhibiting bacterial communication. Herman Sintim, a chemical biologist in the department, highlights the problem associated with early work  on blocking techniques

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