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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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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,” Marks says.
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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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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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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, earning a Ph.D. in C