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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

Mila Lam Wins Boise State University Distinguished Thesis Award

Nhu (Mila) Lam, 2018 M.S. Chemistry Alumnus, was selected as a winner of the 2017-2018 Boise State University Distinguished Thesis Award for the Biological Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Engineering. Her thesis “Investigation of Catalytic Activity of … (Read More) Mila Lam Wins Boise State University Distinguished Thesis Award

Ashley Poppe Attends Regional ACS Conference

Graduate student Ashley Poppe attended the American Chemical Society 73rd Northwest Regional Meeting in Richland, WA to present her research. Her poster was titled “Investigation of Acyl-Carrier Protein Specificity in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Quorum Sensing Signal Synthase”. (Read More) Ashley Poppe Attends Regional ACS Conference

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

Ashley Poppe and Maranda Cantrell Recognized at Graduate Student Showcase

Maranda Cantrell (left) and Ashley Poppe (right) were winners at the 2018 Boise State Graduate Student Showcase. Maranda, a student in the Boise State Biomolecular Sciences Ph.D. Program, received the College of Arts and Sciences Award for her poster titled “Organosulfide Components … (Read More) Ashley Poppe and Maranda Cantrell Recognized at Graduate Student Showcase

2017-2018 Student Academic Award Winners

Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award: Fernando Aguilar, Dalton Miller Award for Excellence in Organic Chemistry: Colvin Greenberg Award for Excellence in Biochemistry: Daniel Greiner Award for Excellence in Physical Chemistry: Kim Farrar Award for Excellence in Inorganic Chemistry: Chris Bonner Undergraduate … (Read More) 2017-2018 Student Academic Award Winners

Micah Buckmiller Receives Boise State 2018 Campus Award

The Boise State 2018 Campus Award recipients were honored at a ceremony hosted by the Boise State Student Involvement and Leadership Center on April 19. Chemistry major Micah Buckmiller (pictured second from the right) received the Spirit of Boise State … (Read More) Micah Buckmiller Receives Boise State 2018 Campus Award

Micah Buckmiller Named 2018 Top Ten Scholar

Micah Buckmiller, a chemistry major with an emphasis in biochemistry, has been selected as a 2018 Top Ten Scholar! This recognition is given by the Boise State Alumni Association to students who achieve exceptional academic success. To qualify for the Top Ten, … (Read More) Micah Buckmiller Named 2018 Top Ten Scholar

Maranda Cantrell and Dr. Owen McDougal Helping Idaho Potato Processors Stay Globally Competitive

Boise State Biomolecular Sciences Ph.D. student Maranda Cantrell is teaming up with Dr. Owen McDougal to help Idaho potato processors stay globally competitive. Cantrell and McDougal are studying acrylamide, a chemical compound that can form in some foods during high-temperature … (Read More) Maranda Cantrell and Dr. Owen McDougal Helping Idaho Potato Processors Stay Globally Competitive