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From the Chemistry Department

Ben Liu Receives Norman R. Farnsworth Research Achievement Award

Congratulations to Professor Ben Liu, recipient of the the Norman R. Farnsworth Research Achievement Award by the American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP). This award recognizes outstanding contributions in natural products research. Ben will present an award lecture at the annual ASP meeting in Charleston, SC, in July. 

Fatima Fakhreddine and Matt Worden Named Affordable Education Champions

Professor of Instruction Fatima Fakhreddine and Assistant Professor of Instruction Matt Worden been named Affordable Education Champions by the UT Natural Sciences Council in partnership with UT Libraries. Affordable Education Champions are student-nominated instructors who increase access and equity by selecting free or lo...

Zak Page Receives PMSE Young Investigator Award

Congratulations to Zak Page for being selected as an ACS PMSE Young Investigator awardee. Zak will present his work at a symposium at the fall national ACS meeting in Chicago.

Promising Drug Candidate Licensed to Cancer Therapeutics Company

AuraTEX, a gold-based cancer drug developed by University of Texas at Austin researchers, has been licensed exclusively to OncoTex Inc., a cancer therapeutics company. In 2020, UT Austin chemists Jonathan Sessler and Jonathan Araumbula (now CEO of OncoTex), published a paper in the Journal of the American Chemical Society showing that AuraTex preve...

Xiuling Li named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Professor Xiuling Li was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This is a distinguished honor in the scientific community and includes scientists, engineers, and other innovators across a number of disciplines.   https://www.aaas.org/news/aaas-honors-outstanding-scientific-contributors-2021-aaas-...