On the go as a U.S. science envoy, Geri Richmond appeared on “Sharing Vietnam,” an English-language show, during her recent visit.
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The Oregonian covers our recent NSF Career Award and Sloan Foundation Fellowship recipients – read more at: http://bit.ly/17EgJ3P
There will be memorial service on Saturday, February 28th, in Medford, OR, for Gregory Harlow.
Gregory graduated in June 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. While an undergrad in the UO Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, he did research in the Liu lab as a Beckman Scholar. Gregory was a graduate student at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA. He passed away January 22, 2015.
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Three UO Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty – Shannon Boettcher, Michael Pluth, and Michael Harms – have been named 2015 Sloan Research Fellows. The fellowships, which provide $50,000 over two years, honor early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars in their fields.
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UO Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty George Nazin is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Career Award. The awards represent the NSF’s most-prestigious recognition of top-performing young scientists in the early stages of their faculty careers. Professor Nazin will use the funds from the award to expand his atomic-scale, real-time exploration of the physical and chemical properties of carbon nanotube-based materials.
Read more at http://bit.ly/1Js1I6p
Come support our graduate students at the sixth annual UO Graduate Student Research Forum!
Thirteen chemistry graduate students will be participating in the Forum on Friday, February 20, at the Ford Alumni Center. The event provides UO graduate students with an opportunity to present their research and creative work to peers, professionals and professors.
DIXON AWARDS – 1:00-2:00PM
Room 403, Ford Alumni Center
Abcam SimpleStep™ ELISA – Presenter: Leticia Montoya
Gallium Arsenide Solar Cells – Presenter: Andrew Ritenour
POSTER PROFILES – 2:00-4:00PM
Giustina Ballroom, Ford Alumni Center
Par Complex-Directed Protein Polarization Using Phosphorylation-Regulated Membrane – Matthew Bailey
Counter-Ion Effects on Surfactant Assembly at the Oil-Water Interface of Reverse Emulsions – Presenter: Andrew Carpenter
Modifications to Toxic CUG RNAs Induce Structural Stability – Presenter: Elaine deLorimier
Computational Studies of Methylglyoxal at the Air-Water Interface – Presenter: Brittany Gordon
Synthetic MBNL1 Design: Creating a Higher Activity RNA Binding Protein – Presenter: Melissa Hale
Advanced Characterization of Aqueous Inorganic Nanoscale Clusters – Presenter: Milton Jackson, Jr.
RBFOX1 Modulation of MBNL1 Regulated Splicing Events – Presenter: Sunny Ketchum
Tracking Platinum-Based Anticancer Drugs in the Cell to Improve Drug Effectiveness – Presenter: Kory Plakos
How Do Platinum Drugs Affect Triple-Negative Breast Cancer? – Presenter: Emily Reister
Transcriptomic Profiling of Myotonic Dystrophy Patient-derived Tissues: Applications in Basic and Translational Research – Presenter: Adam Struck
Probing the Nanoscale: A Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Study of Didodecylquaterthiophene – Presenter: Benjamen Taber
Good luck to Andy Ritenour as he defends his thesis for his PhD in Chemistry!
Friday, March 6, 2015
1 PM in 331 Klamath
The title of his thesis is “Close-Spaced Vapor Transport and Photoelectrochemistry of Gallium Arsenide”
After earning his degree, Andy has accepted a position as a Development Engineer with Alta Devices at Sunnyvale, CA. He will be working on research and development of thin, lightweight solar cells for use in mobile devices.