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Professor Emeritus Alan Cowley Has Passed Away

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/austin-tx/alan-cowley-9296880 Professor Emeritus Alan Herbert Cowley was born in Manchester, UK, on January 29, 1934 to Dora Smalley Cowley and Herbert Cowley. He passed away peacefully on August 2, 2020. He is survived by a wife, Deborah Cole and children Dr. Peter Cowley and Susan Cowley, daughter-in-la...

Carlos Baiz and Sean Roberts Receive NSF Major Research Instrumentation Grant

Sean Roberts and Carlos Baiz of UT Austin and James Batteas of Texas A&M University are recipients of a $1 million National Science Foundation grant through the Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI). They plan to build a new microscope that will be part of the UT MRSEC user facility. The microscope is designed to...
Que Research Published in JACS

Que Research Published in JACS

Cover art by Gulshan Kishore and Kanchan Aggarwal Recent chemical biology research efforts in the Que lab have resulted in a publication in the Journal of the American Chemical Society titled “Visible Light Mediated Bidirectional Control over Carbonic Anhydrase Activity in Cells and in Vivo Using Azobenzenesulfonamides.” In this pape...

Alan Campion Retiring

The Department of Chemistry and the College of Natural Sciences will be saying farewell to Professor Alan Campion after a remarkable 40 years of dedicated teaching, service, and research at UT Austin. After completing his graduate studies at UCLA and postdoctoral work at UC Berkeley, Alan came to UT as a Professor in 1979 and has been in our depart...

Alumna Olja Simoska Receives Irving S. Sigal Postdoctoral Fellowship

The American Chemical Society has awarded the Irving S. Sigal Postdoctoral Fellowship to alumna Olja Simoska. Olja received her PhD from UT Austin in 2019, under the supervision of Keith Stevenson and Jason Shear. She is currently a postdoc in Shelley D. Minteer's group at the University of Utah. For her Irving S. Sigal Postdoctoral ...