Biochemistry

Lafayette College

April 4, 2008

Christine Moore ’08 Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

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Civil engineering major will pursue Ph.D. at Stanford, Berkeley, or Illinois Christine Moore ’08 has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. A civil engineering major from Fredericksburg, Va., she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in environmental fluid mechanics and hydrology at Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, or the University of [...]

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April 1, 2008

Success in Goldwater Scholarship Awards Reflects Lafayette’s Distinctive Attributes

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It’s the nation’s premier undergraduate honor in math, science, and engineering With 16 Goldwater Scholarship recipients in the last eight years, Lafayette is unmatched by any other exclusively undergraduate liberal arts and engineering college. Awarded for academic merit, the Goldwater is the nation’s premier undergraduate award in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering. The [...]

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March 25, 2008

Professor Tina Huang Receives Research Fellowship from American Chemical Society

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Petroleum Research Fund will support research with nanotechnology and solar energy applications Tina Huang, assistant professor of chemistry, has received an American Chemical Society (ACS) Petroleum Research Fund Summer Research Fellowship to perform research on composite materials which may have alternative energy uses. Huang was approached by Slava V. Rotkin, assistant professor of physics at [...]

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March 12, 2008

Jennifer Czochor ’10 Presents at World’s Largest Conference for Laboratory Science

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Biochemistry major worked on bionanotechnology project with Tina Huang, assistant professor of chemistry Biochemistry major Jennifer Czochor ’10 (Boothwyn, Pa.) presented her research in the area of bionanotechnology and nanoscale science at the 59th Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon), which ran March 1-6 in New Orleans, La. Started in 1950, Pittcon [...]

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January 25, 2008

Emeritus Professors Joseph Sherma and Bernard Fried Celebrate 20 Years of Collaborative Research

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Since 2001, they have published 44 papers with 19 undergraduate students Joseph Sherma, Larkin Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, and Bernard Fried, Kreider Professor Emeritus of Biology, are celebrating 20 years of completing research with Lafayette students with the publication of “Twenty Years of Collaborative Research in Invertebrate Biology and Analytical Chemistry at Lafayette College” in [...]

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January 17, 2008

34 Students will Study Engineering and German Culture in Bremen

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Erol Ulucakli, associate professor of mechanical engineering, will lead the semester abroad program This spring, 34 students will spend the semester studying engineering and German language and culture in a Lafayette faculty-led program at Jacobs University Bremen (JUB). Erol Ulucakli, associate professor of mechanical engineering, will lead the trip. Michael Adelman ’10 Gains an International [...]

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December 27, 2007

Students Publish Research in Two Journals

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Group worked with William Miles, professor and head of chemistry Six students working under the guidance of William Miles, professor and head of chemistry, have recently published research in two scholarly journals. The paper “Amine-Catalyzed Epimerization of g-Hydroxybutenolides” was published in Tetrahedron Letters, the international journal for the rapid publication of all preliminary communications in [...]

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September 4, 2007

Student Travels from Ecuador to Join Collaborative Perchlorate Research Project

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Nadia Cumbal joins Lafayette students for ongoing research on contaminated groundwater and hopes to help other students do the same Nadia Cumbal, a biotechnology engineering major from Polytechnic School of Army in Quito, Ecuador, is spending nine weeks at Lafayette to participate in an ongoing research project on Perchlorate reduction. According to Arthur Kney, associate [...]

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August 28, 2007

Professor William Miles Presents Research at National and International Conferences

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Students play key role in chemistry professor’s research program This summer, William Miles, professor and head of chemistry, gave two presentations of research on the national and international levels as a direct result of research completed with the help of students. Miles gave a talk entitled “Diastereoselective Addition of Organometallic Reagents to Chiral g-Hydroxybutenolides” at [...]

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July 26, 2007

James Vasta ’10 Wins Scholarship from Lehigh Valley Section of the American Chemical Society

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Marquis Scholar recognized for organic chemistry research Biochemistry major and Marquis Scholar James Vasta ’10 (Ambler, Pa.) passionately pursues his interests. He recently poured himself into a competition having to do with one of his greatest loves, organic chemistry, and won a $1,000 scholarship from the Lehigh Valley Section of the American Chemical Society (LVACS). [...]