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Thayumanavan Receives $1.8 Million for Center for Autonomous Chemistry

Sankaran “Thai” Thayumanavan, Chemistry, has received a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create a multi-university Center for Autonomous Chemistry, where he and colleagues including Vince Rotello, also Chemistry, will seek to design artificial self-activating systems.

Vachet Receives Grant to Study, Prevent Protein Aggregation

Richard Vachet, Chemistry, received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue his group’s study of the aggregation by βeta-2-microglobulin (β2m), the protein that forms amyloid fibril deposits in the joints of patients with kidney disease who are undergoing dialysis.

Annual Mahoney Life Sciences Prize Established for CNS Faculty

The College of Natural Sciences (CNS) has announced the establishment of the Mahoney Life Sciences Prize, an annual competition for CNS scientists engaged in high-impact applied life sciences research.

Gierash and Team Simulate a Protein-Folding Chaperone’s Functional Dance

Using a combination of computational and experimental techniques, a UMass Amherst research team led by molecular biologist Lila Gierasch has demystified the pathway of interdomain communication in a family of proteins known as Hsp70s – a top target of dozens of research laboratories trying to develop new anti-cancer drugs, antibiotics and treatments for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

Gierasch Talks About her Role as Editor-in-Chief of JBC

Lila Gierasch was interviewed on WebsEdgeHealth television about her roll as editor in chief of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, a communications outlet for health organizations.

Rotello's Nanoparticles Resurrect Antibacterial Drugs

Vincent Rotello's research using nanomaterials to deliver drugs to could be a way to help prevent bacterial resistance to antibiotic drugs.

Andrew Makes Wearable Devices a Reality

Trisha Andrew and colleagues outline in a recent publicaton how they have invented a way to apply breathable, pliable, metal-free electrodes to fabric and off-the-shelf clothing so it feels good to the touch and also transports enough electricity to power small electronics.

Al-Hariri Selected as 2017-18 TIDE Ambassador

Lara Al-Hariri was one of 12 faculty selected as 2017-18 TIDE Ambassadors.

Auerbach receives the 2017 CNS Outstanding Faculty Award

Scott Auerbach received the Outstanding Service/Outreach award at the CNS Outstanding Awards ceremony 2017.

Bib Yang receives Eli Lilly/WCC Travel Award

The Women Chemists Committee (WCC) of the American Chemical Society announced that Bib Yang (Chen group) is one of 10 recipients nationally of the Eli Lilly/WCC Travel Award.

Auerbach and Schnarr Awarded University Distinguished Teaching Award

Scott Auerbach and Nathan Schnarr have been awarded the UMass Amherst Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA), the campus' highest honor for teaching.

Voigtman's Book on Chemical Analysis has been Published

Ed Voigtman published a book entitled, Limits of Detection in Chemical Analysis.

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