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From the Chemistry Department

Dr. Krische awarded 2009 Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award

Mike Krische has been awarded the 2009 Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award. Created on 2005, the award is given to individuals who have exhibited "exceptional creativity and dedication" in the field of Organic Synthesis. Previous winners include: * 2005: David MacMillan * 2006: Erick Carreira, * 2007: John Hartwig * 2008: Justin du Bois

Official Department Polo Shirts Now Available for Order

We are now taking orders for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry polo shirt. The shirt is 50% cotton, 50% polyester. When you order your polo, you can choose from ten available shirt colors (see below). The embroidery will be burnt orange. Available sizes are S - 4XL, and black, navy and white are available in 5XL. To order, contact Clair...

Dr. Chris Bielawski selected as Office of Naval Research Young Investigator

The Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program is designed to attract young scientists and engineers who show exceptional promise for outstanding research and teaching careers. Dr. Bielawski is one of 27 investigators selected for awards from an oustanding group of 208 applicants who responded with research proposals to the Office of Naval...

Dr. Yan "Jessie" Zhang Joins the Department

A major focus of Zhang's research is the elucidation of the fundamental principles of transcriptional regulation. The primary experimental approaches used in the laboratory are macromolecular structure determination and allied biophysical techniques. The transcription of DNA information into mature RNA messages requires a temporally changing transc...

Dr. Adrian Keatinge-Clay Joins the Department

Dr. Adrian Keatinge-Clay majored in Chemistry and Biology at Stanford University, graduating in 1999. He received his Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of California at San Francisco in 2004. His doctoral work in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Stroud focused on the early stages of antibiotic biosynthesis catalyzed by aromatic polyketide synthas...