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From the Chemistry Department

Jonathan Sessler Elected as Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

Professor Jonathan Sessler has been elected as a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Foreign Members are elected based on contribution to the cause of science and technology in China and who possess high academic standing internationally.

NuvoNuro Receives HEAL grant

NuvoNuro, a company recently co-founded by Professor Stephen Martin based upon his research at UT, has received a major NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term® (HEAL) Initiative grant. The grant is part of the research program Development and Optimization of Non-Addictive Therapies to Treat Pain and NuvoNuro is on...

Diana Zamora-Olivares Receives Stanley J. Roux, Jr. Excellence in Experiential Teaching Award

Assistant Professor of Practice Diana Zamora-Olivares, affiliated with the Freshmen Research Initiative, has been selected for the 2023 Stanley J. Roux, Jr. Excellence in Experiential Teaching Award. This CNS teaching award recognizes excellence in providing experiential learning opportunities for students through research and hands-on engagement.

Devleena Samanta and Pedro Metola Receive Teaching Excellence Award

Assistant Professor Devleena Samanta and Assistant Professor of Practice Pedro Metola are recipients of the College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award. This award recognizes excellence among the College's many exceptional faculty who are committed to teaching at either the undergraduate or graduate level.

Ken Hsu Founder of New Biotech Company

Ken Hsu is scientific founder of a new startup biotech company that launched this week with $56M in seed financing. Hyku Biosciences aims to develop covalent oncology drugs based on advancing Hsu’s sulfur–triazole exchange (SuTEx) chemistry. https://www.hykubiosciences.com/news-media/press-release-9-19-23