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Dr. Owen McDougal Publishes Unique Synthesis Technique

Dr. Owen McDougal, Department Chair and Professor of Organic Chemistry, and research assistant Dr. Narasimharao Kondamudi recently published “Microwave-Assisted Synthesis and Characterization of Stearic Acid Sucrose Ester: A Bio-Based Surfactant” in the 26 February edition of the Journal of Surfactants … (Read More) Dr. Owen McDougal Publishes Unique Synthesis Technique

Dr. Clifford LeMaster and Students Published in Surgical Endoscopy

Dr. Clifford LeMaster, Professor in the Boise State University Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, in collaboration with local surgeons Thomas Huntington, M.D. and Ciara Huntington, M.D. of St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center and Boise State University students Jonathan Prince, Kerstin … (Read More) Dr. Clifford LeMaster and Students Published in Surgical Endoscopy

Dr. Rajesh Nagarajan Lends Expertise to Channel 6 TV News Segment

Associate Professor Rajesh Nagarajan and his research lab were recently featured in a Channel 6 On Your Side news segment on bacterial communication and antibiotic resistance. Dr. Nagarajan has received a grant to study bacterial communication, and this is a … (Read More) Dr. Rajesh Nagarajan Lends Expertise to Channel 6 TV News Segment

Dr. Owen McDougal and Graduate Students Published in Toxins

Biomolecular Sciences Ph.D. candidate Matt Turner, chemistry MS students Leanna Marquart and Paul Phillips, and Dr. Owen McDougal recently published a review article in the journal Toxins titled, “Mutagenesis of alpha-Conotoxins for Enhancing Activity and Selectivity for Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors.” Dr. … (Read More) Dr. Owen McDougal and Graduate Students Published in Toxins

Daniel Shin, Dr. Brown, & Dr. Nagarajan Published in ACS Chemical Biology

Graduate alumnus Daniel Shin (middle), along with Dr. Eric Brown (left) and Dr. Rajesh Nagarajan (right), have a new publication titled “Structure–Function Analyses of the N-Butanoyl l-Homoserine Lactone Quorum-Sensing Signal Define Features Critical to Activity in RhlR”. The article appears … (Read More) Daniel Shin, Dr. Brown, & Dr. Nagarajan Published in ACS Chemical Biology

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

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