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Fall 2018 Graduates

Congratulations to Madilyn Paul and Andrew Hensiek, our Fall 2018 graduates! (Read More) Fall 2018 Graduates

Elena Paz Munoz Receives Spring 2019 HERC Award

Chemistry senior Elena Paz Muñoz was recently awarded a 2019 HERC fellowship. This fellowship provides support for a student to work on a research project during the spring semester. Ms. Muñoz will work in Dr. Ken Cornell’s lab on a … (Read More) Elena Paz Munoz Receives Spring 2019 HERC Award

Savannah Irving Successfully Defends Thesis

Savannah Irving of the Boise State Chemistry M.S. Program successfully defended her thesis titled “Optimizing the Synthesis of Self-Immolative Poly(hexyl isocyanate)”. Savannah is pictured with her advisor Dr. Scott Phillips from the Boise State Micron School of Materials Science and … (Read More) Savannah Irving Successfully Defends Thesis

Kelsey Skluzacek Successfully Defends Thesis

Kelsey Skluzacek of the Boise State Chemistry M.S. Program successfully defended her thesis titled “Structure-Based Drug Design of Novel Therapeutics Targeting Oncostatin M”. Kelsey (far left) is pictured with her advisor Dr. Don Warner, and her committee members Dr. Matthew … (Read More) Kelsey Skluzacek Successfully Defends Thesis

Omid Mohammad Mousa Completes Industry Internship with Burst Biologics

Biochemistry major Omid Mohammad Mousa recently concluded a 10-week summer internship with Burst Biologics, a local medical research company. His research focused on attempting to heal human wounds by regenerating human tissue. Omid was the first student from the Boise State Biomolecular Research Center … (Read More) Omid Mohammad Mousa Completes Industry Internship with Burst Biologics

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. Brown, Dr. Colson, and Alumni Published in Crystallographic Communications

Many life forms have evolved enzymes to help cut up molecular bonds that hold protein together during digestion. How exactly enzymes cut these protein peptide bonds is an area of study that is not well understood. Dr. Eric Brown and … (Read More) Dr. Brown, Dr. Colson, and Alumni Published in Crystallographic Communications

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. 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