Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry Department News

Detecting Kidney Disease and Prostate Cancer in Minutes

Posted: Oct 24, 2014

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

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Highlights from the 2014 Homecoming Alumni Dinner

Posted: Oct 20, 2014

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.  

Dr. Greg Burton began the evening by welcoming everyone and introducing new faculty members Kara Stowers, Rebecca  Sansom and Ken Christensen, and well as the new CSR, Randy Morgan. He then acknowledged those who had retired in  the last year, faculty members John Lamb, Randall Shirts, Philip ...

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Komal Kedia Works to Discover Cause of Preeclampsia

Posted: Oct 16, 2014

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.

Komal Kedia, a chemistry fifth year PhD student from New Delhi, India, represented the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences in BYU’s 2014 Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT). The 3MT program, created by the University of Queensland, Australia, challenges PhD candidates to present their doctoral ...

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BYU Alumnus Receives Prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship

Posted: Oct 16, 2014

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

NIH, which is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the world’s largest source of funding for medical research. 

Loertscher worked in Dr. Steve Castle’s lab while at BYU.  Castle said of the award, “This is a very prestigious and competitive fellowship. Applicants are judged ...

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Three Students Win Awards at 2014 SciX Conference

Posted: Oct 13, 2014

This year's conference was a great success for Dr. Paul Farnsworth's research group. 

The 2014 SciX Conference (September 28-October 3), held in Reno, Nevada, was a great success for Dr. Farnsworth’s research group.  The conference, which stands for “The Great Scientific Exchange,” is held annually at a different North American location and draws scientists from around the world. SciX is sponsored by the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS).

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Study Finds May Lead to Lower Doses of Chemotherapy

Posted: Oct 09, 2014

Scientists working in Professor Josh Andersen's cancer research lab have made significant discoveries which may lower the amount of chemotherapy needed to treat cancer.  

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Jennifer Nielson in Uganda

Posted: Oct 02, 2014

Professor Nielson recently spent time in Africa training new chemistry teachers.

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Welcome Rebecca Sansom

Posted: Oct 02, 2014

Sansom is "Teaching Students to Stretch Their Wings."

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