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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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Dr. Matthew C. Asplund receives Nichols-Butler University Citizen Award

Posted: in Faculty, Nov 20, 2013

Dr. Matthew C. Asplund was awarded the Nichols-Butler University Citizenship Award on October 29, 2013, which recognizes a faculty member that exemplifies having balance between religious commitment, academic achievement and education in the broadest sense.

The late Eliot Butler and his wife Ann set up the award to recognize the contributions of Professor Joseph Nichols and to honor a faculty member in the department who has demonstrated a clear understanding of and dedication to the ...

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BYU Alumni Wins ACS Hero Award

Posted: in Alumni, Nov 20, 2013

Zhifeng Ye, who received her MS in Organic Chemistry from BYU, has been honored as an ACS Hero of Chemistry for her work on a new drug to treat cystic fibrosis.

Ye is a senior technical operation manager at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. She and 11 of her colleagues are being recognized for their development of Kalydeco, a revolutionary new drug that targets the G551D mutation of cystic fibrosis.

Kalydeco is the first treatment of its kind ...

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Dr. Boerio-Goates presents "Last Lecture" at Homecoming Social

Posted: in Emeritus, Nov 15, 2013

Dr. Juliana Boerio-Goates retired from Brigham Young University on July 1, 2013 after 35 years of service. She was honored at the Homecoming Alumni Dinner and Fall Social where she gave a "Last Lecture".

All department alumni, faculty, staff, emeritus faculty and retirees were invited to attend the dinner and lecture honoring Dr. Boerio-Goates. There were about 120 people in attendance.

After arriving at the Benson Building, attendees enjoyed a dinner provided by BYU Catering ...

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Y-Chem Receives Award from ACS

Posted: in Student, Nov 14, 2013

The Y-Chem Society received its third consecutive Commendable award from the American Chemical Society.

Of the 367 student chapters that submitted reports, 85 received commendable mention awards. This is the second-highest chapter award given by the ACS. Awards are given based on chapter activities and programs put on throughout the year.

"We work hard during the year and put a lot of time into already busy schedules," Will Rankin, the current club president said. "It ...

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