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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

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