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Dr. Matthew King Part of Multi-University Research Team to Receive $6 million Award from the National Science Foundation

Some of Idaho’s, Nevada’s, and Wyoming’s most nationally recognized scientists have secured a $6 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to predict and manage the interactions between toxic plants and the animals that consume these plants. The project, … (Read More) Dr. Matthew King Part of Multi-University Research Team to Receive $6 million Award from the National Science Foundation

Dr. Rajesh Nagarajan Presents at the 2018 Gordon Research Conference

Dr. Rajesh Nagarajan presented “Beta-Ketoacyl-ACP Substrate Mimics for 3-Oxoacyl-ACP Utilizing AHL Synthases” at the 2018 Gordon Research Conference on Enzymes, Coenzymes and Metabolic Pathways in New Hampshire. The Gordon Research Conference highlighted a broad range of topics from mechanism and function … (Read More) Dr. Rajesh Nagarajan Presents at the 2018 Gordon Research Conference

Dr. Brown, Dr. Nagarajan, and Mila Lam Published in Chemical Communications

Bacteria can “talk” to each other, and when the noise of this talk becomes chemically loud enough, infection results. Drs. Rajesh Nagarajan and Eric Brown with graduate student alumni Nhu (Mila) Lam conduct research that seeks to interrupt this chemical … (Read More) Dr. Brown, Dr. Nagarajan, and Mila Lam Published in Chemical Communications

Dr. Mike Callahan and Phillip Hammer Published in International Journal of Astrobiology

Professor Mike Callahan and Phillip Hammer (M.S., 2017; 2016-2017 NASA Earth and Space Science Fellow) published an article titled, “Radiolysis of solid-state nitrogen heterocycles provides clues to their abundance in the early solar system” in the International Journal of Astrobiology. The … (Read More) Dr. Mike Callahan and Phillip Hammer Published in International Journal of Astrobiology

Employee of the Month – June 2018

Greg Kator Grants Accountant The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is proud to announce that Grants Accountant Greg Kator was selected as the June 2018 Employee of the Month! Greg’s duties require him to continuously and seamlessly liaison with several … (Read More) Employee of the Month – June 2018

Employee of the Month – May 2018

Stephanie Cochran Lab Services Coordinator Stephanie consistently demonstrates exemplary work performance across many areas in her role as Laboratory Services Coordinator. She embraces change and tackles challenges with a positive attitude. She recently transitioned to lower division lab service coordinator, … (Read More) Employee of the Month – May 2018

Dr. Owen McDougal and Tyson Hardy Presented at Annual BUILD Dairy Conference

Professor Owen McDougal and undergraduate chemistry major Tyson Hardy presented their research at the annual BUILD Dairy conference hosted by Oregon State University from May 30 to 31. The conference brings together over 100 students, faculty, government, and industry representatives … (Read More) Dr. Owen McDougal and Tyson Hardy Presented at Annual BUILD Dairy Conference

Owen McDougal Discusses Acrylamides and Link to Cancer on Boise State Public Radio

Acrylamides, which can develop in some foods during high-temperature cooking processes, are suspected to have carcinogenic effects on the human body. A judge in California recently ruled coffee growers need to label the acrylamide content of their beans as it’s … (Read More) Owen McDougal Discusses Acrylamides and Link to Cancer on Boise State Public Radio

Dr. Owen McDougal Published in the New Zealand Journal of Botany

Dr. Owen McDougal published the results of his sabbatical research from the University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ in the New Zealand Journal of Botany. The manuscript, “Chemotaxonomy of kōwhai: leaf and seed flavonoids of New Zealand Sophora species,” can be … (Read More) Dr. Owen McDougal Published in the New Zealand Journal of Botany

Dr. Owen McDougal Awarded Funds for BUILD Dairy proposal

Dr. Owen McDougal was awarded $96,750 for a BUILD Dairy proposal titled, “Identification of Propionibacteria Inhibitors in Swiss Cheese Milk.” Grant funds will be used to support two years of laboratory research by Vannessa Campfield to complete her Chemistry MS … (Read More) Dr. Owen McDougal Awarded Funds for BUILD Dairy proposal