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Chemistry and Biochemistry




PhD Student Wins Poster Competition in Florida

Sambhav Kumbhani, a PhD student from Mumbai, India, won first place for his poster at the 33rd annual American Association of Aerosol Research (AAAR) Conference in October 2014.


Cancer Research Center Renamed to Honor Daniel L. Simmons.

Dr. Simmons steps down after 17 years as the director of the center. Dr. Steven L. Castle, also from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, will be the center's new associate director.


Farewell to James Rex Goates

James Rex Goates, former professor in the BYU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and former dean of the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, passed away Friday, November 28. He was 94 years old.


David V. Dearden Receives Award

On November 13, 2014, Dr. Dearden was presented with the Reed M. Izatt & James J. Christensen Faculty Excellence in Research Award. After receiving the award, he presented a lecture titled, "Supramolecular Chemistry in the Gas Phase."


Detecting Kidney Disease and Prostate Cancer in Minutes

Dr. Adam T. Woolley, with grad students Debolina Chatterjee and Danielle Mansfield, recently authored a study using urine samples to detect signs of disease.


Highlights from the 2014 Homecoming Alumni Dinner

Alumni, faculty, staff, emeritus, and department retirees, many accompanied by a spouse or guest, came together Friday, October 17, for the 2014 Homecoming Alumni Dinner and Fall Social.


Komal Kedia Works to Discover Cause of Preeclampsia

Komal Kedia, who represented the College of Physical and Mathematica Sciences in BYU's 2014 3MT competition, was recently featured on BYU Radio for her work with Dr. Graves.


BYU Alumnus Receives Prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship

BYU alumnus, Brad Loertscher, recently received the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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