Here is a link that introduces the four finalists who competed today
for the prize: More
American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Congratulations Esther, this is wonderful news! More
for the 2021 Dr. Kenneth M. Nicholas Undergraduate Fellowship.
Gaurav is an undergraduate in Elizabeth Boon's lab and is studying the
chemical biology of quorum sensing pathways in bacteria. Gaurav
currently has a 4.0 GPA and wants to pursue medical school.
College of Arts & Sciences Staff Excellence Award.
April is one of three awardees who was selected by a staff committee
consisting of previous Staff Excellence Award recipients. April has
done an amazing job supporting our department and our community of
faculty, students, and staff.
Thank you April for all you have done!
Sciences Godfrey Excellence in Teaching Award.
This annual award was named in honor of our longtime colleague Aaron
(Bill) Godfrey. Students across the College were asked to nominate
faculty, and The Dean's Student Advisory Council deliberated via Zoom
to select the final recipients.
Please join me in congratulating Ben!!
Chemistry Research day:
"We had our 21st Annual Chemistry Research Day (CRD) on 2/19/2021 to celebrate our
research accomplishments over this past challenging year. This year's CRD was unique
and fruitful because (i) it was organized virtually, which provided a special opportunity
for prospective students from other parts of the US and the world, including China and
India, to participate; (ii) we had four outstanding faculty including Profs. Elizabeth Boon
(Chemical Biology), Karena Chapman (Materials/Inorganic Chemistry), Melanie Chiu
(Organic/Polymer chemistry), and Benjamin Levine (Physical/Computational Chemistry)
presented their exciting research in the morning and scientifically stimulating poster
sections in the afternoon; and (iii) Prof. Stephen Koch also gave a retirement keynote
lecture to highlight his life-long contributions to the scientific community right before the
Departmental Social towards the end of the day."
Congratulations to Dr Grzegorz Kowzan, a post-doc working with Prof Tom Allison, who
been awarded a Marie Skłodowskiej-Curie Fellowship from the European Commission!
Please join me in congratulating Eszter and wishing her the best of luck in the final on April 28 at 1 pm! More
Dr. Yamuna Krishnan led a special career talk with student and postdocs.
The Bridging Science and Diversity: An Anti-Discrimination Action Committee hosted Dr.
Yamuna Krishnan, Professor, University of Chicago in a special career talk. The talk was held virtually
on February 4, 2021 where Dr. Yamuna Krishnan shared her career path and challenges with
students and postdocs. She has been a postdoc, professor, and an entrepreneur, so she had a
number of career insights for all that attended.
Dr. Krishnan also gave a separate virtual department seminar entitled: Quantitative Chemical
Imaging in Immune Cells.
Congratulations to Tianbo Liu (PhD 1999, advisor Prof Benjamin Chu) for being elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. More