Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry Department News

Scientists Find New Way to Upgrade Natural Gas

Posted: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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