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Joey Tuccinardi Awarded Competitive Summer Research Fellowship

Congratulations to chemistry major and undergraduate research student Joey Tuccinardi, who was awarded the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship!  Joey will be working for Dr. Don Warner during summer 2019.  As part of his fellowship, Joey … (Read More) Joey Tuccinardi Awarded Competitive Summer Research Fellowship

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. 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

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

Matthew Turner Published in Molecules

Biomolecular Sciences Ph.D. student Matthew Turner has a new publication out in Molecules. The article titled “Native V. californicum Alkaloid Combinations Induce Differential Inhibition of Sonic Hedgehog Signaling” can be read in the volume 23, issue 9 edition. Boise State … (Read More) Matthew Turner Published in Molecules

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