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News Archive 2013


12/10/2013

Congratulations to Ben Chu, Ben Hsiao, and Esther S. Takeuchi regarding being named NAI Fellows. It is quite an honor and well deserved! Ben and Ben were named 2013 NAI Fellows, while Esther was named a 2012 NAI Fellow (the inaugural class). Read more.

11/12/2013

Bill Fowler Congratulations to Bill Fowler - At the Annual Student Affairs Convocation today in the SAC, Vice President Peter Baigent presented Bill Fowler with the University's 2013 Student Life Award. The award was given in recognition of Bill's many years of service to Stony Brook Students and in recognition of his years as Chair of the University Student Life Committe.


10/03/2013

Congratulations, Jo-Ann Jee, for winning the Mow Shiah Lin Scholarship. To read the article, go to www.bnl.gov/newsroom/news.php?a=11577

09/26/2013

Orlando Scharer
Two Stony Brook Researchers Among Those Selected to Receive SUNY RF Collaboration Fund Awards Announced by Governor Cuomo
- Orlando Scharer investigates targeted cancer therapy; Joanne Davila’s expertise on close relationships key in search to treat negative consequences of stress Read more

09/25/2013

Fernando Raineri


Seven Faculty Win 2013 Provost’s Outstanding Lecturer Award
. Congratulations to Dr. Fernando O. Raineri for receiving The Outstanding Lecturer Award.

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09/09/2013

Fernando Raineri
Dr. Nancy Goroff Appointed Associate Provost for the Integration of Research, Education, and Professional Development and Associate Dean of the Graduate School

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06/17/2013

Faculty join Stony Brook

Dr. Gao carried out undergraduate and masters studies in instrumentation engineering at Tsinghua University, and received his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Purdue University under Professor R. Graham Cooks. Dr Gao plans to develop super-resolution fluorescence imaging techniques for multi-cellular specimens. He will integrate several super-resolution imaging techniques into one system and improve their performances for thick multi-cellular organelles. These techniques will be used to answer different biological questions and to provide direct images of dynamic changes in living cells.

Dr. French carried out undergraduate studies in Chemistry and Biology at Brock University, St. Catherines, ON, and received his PhD in Chemistry and Chemical Biology from Cornell University under Professor Steven Ealick. Dr. French plans to examine the structure of the purinosome, a multi-enzyme complex responsible for purine biosynthesis. His work has important implications for diseases such as cancer and rheumatoid arthritis, and ultimately aims to understand the organization and control of complex systems of proteins involved in cellular metabolism towards developing novel or improved therapies to combat a number of serious human diseases.

Dr. Laughlin carried out undergraduate studies in biochemistry and philosophy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and received his PhD in Chemical Biology from UC Berkeley under Professor Carolyn Bertozzi. Dr. Laughlin’s research interests span chemistry and neuroscience. He will use chemical probes to illuminate the paths of neural circuits in the brain using zebrafish as a model organism. His work will form the basis for understanding neurological disorders in humans.

Dr. Ngai carried out his undergraduate studies in Chemistry at the University of Hong Kong/UC San Diego and received his PhD from the University of Texas, Austin under Professor Michael Krische. Dr. Ngai’s research training is in organometallic chemistry and his research interests generally include problems in sustainable organic synthesis energy and radiotracer synthesis for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. Specifically, he is using organic and organometallic chemistry to make a positive impact on the environment and human health.

05/24/2013

43rd Chemistry Commencement Ceremony Photos

05/13 /2013

Congratulations to Peter Giattini for receiving Goldwater Scholarship, a member of Nancy Goroff Research Group. Read more.

04/17/2013

SBU Professors Collaborate on NSF-Funded "Materials Genome Initiative"
White House supported initiative to speed up transition time from lab to marketplace. Read more.

04/16/2013

Professor Clare Grey, FRS was awarded the 2013 Günther Laukien Medal at the 54th ENC conference in Asilomar, California. This award is for her innovative applications of solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance to energy storage systems, in particular to lithium batteries. She has to a large extent created, by her own contributions, a flourishing new field of NMR with a great potential for future beneficial discoveries and applications. Read more.

04/13/2013

The Fowler Challenge: a donation of $25,000 to endow fellowships for Undergraduate Learning Assistants (ULAs) and with the Alumni challenge to match the gift. Read more

04/11/2013

Chemistry Department Colloquium
Advancing Graduation Education in the Chemical Sciences [ PDF]

04/11/2013

Stony Brook Chemistry Department at the 245th ACS National Meeting & Exposition. April 7-11, 2013 | New Orleans, Louisiana Photos

04/02/2013

Stony Brook Chemistry Awarded $400,000 to Fund Graduate Education and Research and Professional Development

Stony Brook University received a $400,000 gift from an anonymous donor to support graduate education in the Department of Chemistry matched by the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant, creating a total impact of $800,000. The gift will be targeted to creating more fellowships to help recruit and retain the nation’s brightest students, and provide funding for student research and professional development to broaden today’s chemistry graduates’ career opportunities. Read more...

04/01/2013

New Faculty to join in September

Dr. Laughlin carried out undergraduate studies in biochemistry and philosophy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and received his PhD in Chemical Biology from UC Berkeley under Professor Carolyn Bertozzi. Dr. Laughlin’s research interests span chemistry and neuroscience. He will use chemical probes to illuminate the paths of neural circuits in the brain using zebrafish as a model organism. His work will form the basis for understanding neurological disorders in humans.

Dr. Ngai carried out his undergraduate studies in Chemistry at the University of Hong Kong/UC San Diego and received his PhD from the University of Texas, Austin under Professor Michael Krische. Dr. Ngai’s research training is in organometallic chemistry and his research interests generally include problems in sustainable organic synthesis energy and radiotracer synthesis for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. Specifically, he is using organic and organometallic chemistry to make a positive impact on the environment and human health.

03/18/2013

Jonathan Rudick
Four Stony Brook Professors Receive NSF CAREER Awards Totaling Nearly $2 Million

Award given to promising young faculty members in the beginning stages of their careers. Jonathan Rudick, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Stony Brook University, received the award for his work in Hierarchical Assembly and Organization of Dendronized Helix Bundles.


03/16/2013

Prof. Clare Grey FRS was awarded the IBA2013 research award at the International Battery Association conference in Barcelona. Read more.

03/08/2013

American Chemical Society Awards Recipients symposium. Photos

03/04/2013

Professor Takeuchi Congratulated by Congressional Record. ead more.

03/01/2013

The Department of Chemistry at Stony Brook University Applauds our 2013 American Chemical Society Award Recipients. Read more.

Nancy Goroff Iwao Ojima Esther Takeuchi
Nancy Goroff Iwao Ojima Esther Takeuchi

02/19/2013

Benjamin HsiaoStony Brook University’s Vice President for Research and past Chair Benjamin Hsiao is featured in an interview with Jim Paymar, host of Long Island Business Report, on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7 PM. The program explores Stony Brook University and the Lab, focusing on the impact these world-class institutions are making in the fields of science, engineering, and technology, as well as the business opportunities stemming from the research. Read more.


02/07/2013

University Distinguished Lectures in Science and Engineering presents Nobel Prize Winner Robert H. Grubbs, Phd - "Catalysis: Green Chemicals and Materials. Friday, February 15 at 4pm in the Charles Wang Center. This is free and open to the public. More information.

01/28/2013

AFOSR awards grants to 40 scientists and engineers through its Young Investigator Research Program. Congratulations to Professor Thomas Allison. More information.

01/10/2013

Congratulations to the 2013 Intel Semifinalists especially those mentored by Chemistry Professors Chu, Hsiao, Lacey, Ojima, Simmerling, and Tonge and the post docs, graduate and undergraduate students who helped them in their research! For more information, read the press release.

High School Student Project Title Stony Brook
Faculty Advisor
John Gee
Calhoun HS, Port Lavaca, TX
Intel semi-finalist
Developing an Automated Event Detection Algorithm for HIV-1 Protease’s Flap Backbone
Dihedral Change
Dr. Carlos Simmerling
Chemistry
Minah Kim
Paul D. Schreiber HS, Port Washington, NY
Intel semi-finalist
Inhibition of the FabI Enoyl-ACP Reductase from Burkholderia pseudomallei Dr. Peter Tonge
Chemistry
Brendan Liu
Jericho HS, Jericho, NY
Intel semi-finalist
Polyvinylamine Grafted Electrospun Polyacrylonitrile Membranes for Cr(VI) Adsorption Dr. Benjamin Chu &
Dr. Benjamin Hsiao
Chemistry
Mayuri Sridhar
Kings Park HS, Kings Park, NY
Intel semi-finalist
Computational Analysis of the DNA-Binding Mechanism of the p53 Tumor Suppressor and its Inactivation through the R249S Mutation Dr. Carlos Simmerling
Chemistry
Raghav Tripathi
Westview HS, Portland, OR
Intel semi-finalist
Design and Synthesis of Novel Fatty Acid Binding Protein Inhibitors for Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Effects through Increases in Endogenous Anandamide Concentrations Dr. Iwao Ojima
Chemistry