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GAANN Chemistry Doctoral Fellowships

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was awarded a new grant from the Department of Education via the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Needs (GAANN) program. This award will support five Chemist
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Alum Matthew Disney (B.S. ’97, Chemistry) Receives 2015 NIH Pioneer Award – NIH

Congratulations to alum Matthew Disney, a 2015 NIH Pioneer Award recipient. Read more about his project titled “Using a Disease-Affected Cell to Synthesize Its Own Drug” here.
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Prof. John Fourkas and collaborators discover how nanostructured surfaces direct cellular motion

Congratulations to John Fourkas, Wolfgang Losert, lead author Xiaoyu Sun, and several other current and former members of the Fourkas and Losert labs, whose new paper, “Asymmetric Nano/Microtopography Biases
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Sintim and CMNS Researchers in UMD-led Study Identifies the Off Switch for Biofilm Formation

A University of Maryland-led team has found an important link in the biofilm formation process: an enzyme that shuts down the signals that bacteria use to form a biofilm.
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Congratulations to Dr. Alice Mignerey on her selection as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society

Dr. Alice Mignerey has been selected as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society for research in both basic and applied nuclear chemistry.
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Willie May (Ph.D. ’77, Chemistry) is U.S. Government’s Top Chemist

Chemical & Engineering news profiles Willie E. May following his appointment as Undersecretary in the Department of Congress and Director of NIST