John Swierk's Group Receives Doctoral New Investigator Award
Chemistry Department graduate students receive University Excellence Awards
Alumus Jared DeCoste named Maryland Chemist of the Year by the American Chemical Society.
Eriks Rozners' group received an NIGMS award for their longstanding research on amide-modified RNA and on sequence selective recognition of RNA via triplex forming peptide nucleic acids.
A big thank you goes out to biological chemistry major Justin Lok for his volunteerism with the Chemistry Outreach Program.
James Fang has received a DOE EFRC grant to increase the understanding of electrocatalysis in alkaline media.
Stan Whittingham has been awarded the 2018 David Turnbull Lectureship by the Materials Research Society.
James Fang awarded a major NSF grant to support his work exploring the fundamental understandings of the lattice strain formation and solutions of catalytic improvement of some emergent electrochemical reactions in energy conversion and environmental protection.
Postdoctoral Associate from the Rozners Group Receives Best Poster Award!
Graduate students from the Vetticatt group received awards at the American Chemical Society's 2018 Reaction Mechanisms Conference!
Susan Bane's Group received a major NCI grant to develop a new bioorthongonal chemical reaction discovered in her lab.
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Laura Zielewicz from the Grewer laboratory published her research on the mechanism of inhibition of glutamate transporters in ACS Chemical Biology. This work shows that binding of negatively-charged inhibitors occurs within the transmembrane electric field, resulting in voltage dependence of inhibitor binding and dissociation. This finding is important for our understanding of how glutamate interacts with the transporter at the excitatory synapse in the mammalian brain.
Transient Kinetics Reveal Mechanism and Voltage Dependence of Inhibitor and Substrate
Binding to Glutamate Transporters. Zielewicz L, Wang J, Ndaru E, Grewer CT ACS Chem
Biol. 2019 May 6. doi: 10.1021/acschembio.9b00194 [Epub ahead
Read more at: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/
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