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Chemistry Professor receives NIH R15 Grant

Dr. Jinshan Gao received a 3 year, $356,609 grant for the project, "Characterization and enrichment of glycoprotein/glycan via multi-functional free radical reagents"

Chemistry program approved by ACS

The American Chemistry Society Committee on Professional Training has approved the program for the next five years. Click to read more about the guidelines for approval.

Drs. Dave Rotella and John Siekierka received $772,689 from the NIH

The grant will fund their project entitled 'Development of Inhibitors of P. falciparum cGMP dependent (PfPKG) protein kinase inhibitors for malaria chemoprevention.'

Dr. Yvonne Gindt has received $137,400 from NASA

The money is to fund her project 'DNA Repair under Extreme Conditions'

Dr. Jinshan Gao awarded a research grant by the National Science Foundation

The $279,000 grant will support Dr. Gao's research project entitled "RUI: Glycan Characterization and Quantitative Analysis via Free-Radical Induced Dissociation"

Helping STEM Pioneers Succeed

An interdisciplinary team led by Dr. Dirk Vanderklein (Biology) and funded by the National Science Foundation's Education Dept. seek to help first generation students succeed in STEM majors. Others on the project include Nina Goodey (Chemistry), Joshua Galster (EAES) and Julie Dalley (Research Academy for University Learning)

CSAM Faculty Validate EPA's Hackensack River Contamination

Dr. Michael Kruge, EAES and Dr. Kevin Olsen, Chemistry, studied sediment samples collected by the EPA from the Hackensack River that indicate the riverbed is laced for 22 miles with a toxic cocktail made up of dozens of contaminants, from its mouth in Newark Bay up to the Oradell Reservoir. Wochit

Dr. Dave Rotella named ACS Fellow

The American Chemical Society has named 57 members as ACS Fellows. The new fellows will be feted at the society’s fall national meeting in Philadelphia this August.

Faculty research links to Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Dr. Aziz Sancar, who has done research with Drs. Yvonne Gindt and Hans Schelvis, is one of the winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2015.

Dr. Eshuis receives NSF-RUI award

$195,000 award; SusChEM: Towards accurate computational dynamical and mechanistic studies of transition metal homogeneous (photo)catalysis