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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vincent Rotello's research using nanomaterials to deliver drugs to could be a way to help prevent bacterial resistance to antibiotic drugs.
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.
Lara Al-Hariri was one of 12 faculty selected as 2017-18 TIDE Ambassadors.
Scott Auerbach received the Outstanding Service/Outreach award at the CNS Outstanding Awards ceremony 2017.
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.
Ed Voigtman published a book entitled, Limits of Detection in Chemical Analysis.