Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry Department News

Decoding Disease

Posted: in Analytical, Faculty, Research, Apr 02, 2014

Dr. Adam Woolley and Dr. Milton Lee create nanofluidic devices that can predict and detect diseases based on the proteins present in blood.

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Charlotte Reininger Receives Goldwater Scholarship

Posted: in Research, Student, Mar 31, 2014

Charlottle Reininger, a junior in Dr. Farnsworth's lab, has been awarded the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, which awards up to $7,500 to sophomores or juniors studying mathematics, science or engineering.

The scholarship was designed to encourage students to pursue careers in the three areas, and to contribute to the knowledge base for each community. Each year, four applicants are chosen by the university to be submitted for selection at the national level ...

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Scientists Find New Way to Upgrade Natural Gas

Posted: in Faculty, Organic, Research, Mar 13, 2014

Dr. Daniel Ess featured in the news for his study on natural gas. 

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Dr. Macedone Recognized by the University Accessibility Center

Posted: in Faculty, Mar 04, 2014

Each year, the University Accessibility Center recognizes two faculty members for extraordinary service to BYU students with disabilities. This year, department member Jeffrey H. Macedone and G. Bruce Schaalje of the Statistics Department were selected.

The award winners were honored at the UAC’s Annual Awards Banquet in the Wilkinson Student Center where a donation was made to the college of each recipient to fund student mentoring experiences.

“The entire event was focused on encouraging ...

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Dr. Ess Receives Faculty Young Scholar Award

Posted: in Faculty, Mar 04, 2014

Ess was nominated because of his excellent teaching style and his remarkable level of productivity in research.

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Nobel Laureaute Speaks at 2014 Izatt-Christensen Lecture

Posted: Feb 12, 2014

Dr. Mario R. Capecchi spoke on gene targeting and disease modeling at the 2014 Izatt-Christensen Lecture on January 24. 

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Finding a Target for Tumor Suppression

Posted: in Biochemistry, Faculty, Research, Feb 03, 2014

Dr. Barry Willardson and his team study proteins that may suppress cancerous tumors.

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Ironing Out the Differences

Posted: in Faculty, Inorganic, Research, Jan 29, 2014

Dr. Richard Watt works to fight Alzheimer's and Diabetes with a new model for ferritin iron loading. 

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