UO Chemistry and Biochemistry alumnus Anthony “Tony” Ruggiero passed away on March 1, 2018, in Livermore, California.
Tony earned his PhD in Physical Chemistry at the University of Oregon in 1986, working with Professor Bruce Hudson.
Read his obituary at https://bit.ly/2qH3WKk
XPENG Motors, a leading Chinese electric vehicle company, recently announced that Dr. Brian Gu has been appointed as Vice Chairman and President.
Dr. Gu graduated from the University of Oregon in 1993 with a degree in Chemistry.
Read moreabout Dr. Gu’s career in the 4-Traders article.
Morgan Pilkenton earned his MS degree in 2008 through the UO Master’s Industrial Internship Program. He is a co-author on ground-breaking “elastic second skin” research, with potential applicaitons for both medical and personal care.
Read more at http://internship.uoregon.edu/news6.html
We ran into some of our alumni online ~
Pilar Bradshaw, B.S. Chemistry, Class of ’91 – read a nice profile of this doctor and musician alumna on Eugene Pediatrics website
Dana Garves, B.S Chemistry, Class of ’10 – Chemical & Engineering News magazine talks with this alumna entrepreneur about her innovative business, BrewLab
Have some alumni news, pics, or links you’d like to share?
Send them our way and we’ll include them in the Alumni Spotlight section of our blog and on our social media. We love to hear what our alums are up to!
UO Chemsitry and Biochemistry alum Caitlyn Wong recently raised $37,000 to benefit assist St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a nonprofit that raises money for childhood cancer research and awareness.
Caitlyn graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry in 2017, and plans to pursue a medical career.
Watch a video and read more at FoxNews12
To honor his former mentor, Chemistry alum Dennis Beetham and his wife, Janet, have donated $1 million to the University of Oregon to launch the John Keana Graduate Student Fellowship Fund.
Mr. Beetham, one of the first students to do research in the Keana lab, received his Masters in Chemistry from the UO in 1967
Read about this remarkable gift in AroundtheO
Dr. Levi received his B.S. in biochemistry from the UO, and did his undergraduate research in Tom Steven’s lab. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Stanford University.
He is currently an assistant investigator in Applied Genomics at the Allen Institute for Brain Science.
Catch up with Dr. Levi and learn about his research at http://bit.ly/2nV3LMe
David Kuninger, class of ’92, was the featured speaker for the first in a series of neurobiology webinars hosted in partnership between Thermo Fisher Scientific and LabRoots.