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Department Honors Award Recipients

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry held the 2018-2019 annual academic awards ceremony on Friday, May 3rd.  Students were honored with the following awards: Excellence in General Chemistry: Ian Neves, Brenden Bjorklund, and Sydney Birch Excellence in Organic Chemistry: Ryland … (Read More) Department Honors Award Recipients

Chemistry Grad Students “Crush It” at Graduate Showcase Awards

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate students Vannessa Campfield (McDougal Lab, pictured left below) and Patrick Schwartz (Callahan Lab, pictured right below) recently won awards at the 2019 Boise State University Graduate Showcase.  Campfield won the “Audience Choice for Best … (Read More) Chemistry Grad Students “Crush It” at Graduate Showcase Awards

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

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