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Professor Fasan finds new means to "block" cancer cell growth

November 3, 2017

Fasan and coworkers have developed a new class of inhibitors against a notoriously challenging ...

At 85, chemist Donald Batesky makes late-career discovery

October 25, 2017

Back in 1959, early in his career as a Kodak chemist, Donald Batesky was lead author of a paper in t ...

Robert Boeckman Honored as 50-Year Member at ACS Awards and Recognition Dinner

October 13, 2017

The local Rochester section of the American Chemical Society honored 50, 60 and 70 year members at t ...

Lauren VanGelder Selected as First Prize Winner in the NY-BEST Future Leaders Poster Contest

October 12, 2017

Lauren VanGelder (3rd year graduate student in the Matson Group) was awarded 1st prize in a poster c ...

Summer research that’s totally (nano)tubular

August 11, 2017

Chemistry major Austin Bailey ’18 (T5) has been able to carry out specialized research to a ra ...

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CBI Training Program

Graduate students in the chemical and biological sciences at Rochester have the opportunity to participate in the NIH-funded Chemistry-Biology Interface (CBI) Training Program. Thirty faculty members from six departments and programs in AS&E and SMD serve as mentors to students participating in the program.

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Take Five student Austin Bailey (right) is pictured in the lab of chemistry professor Todd D. Krauss (left). Bailey is working on synthesizing a polymer that will permit scientists to attach other molecules to nanotubes very easily.

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Summer research that’s totally (nano)tubular

Chemistry major Austin Bailey ’18 (T5) has spent his summer developing a special polymer to attach other molecules to nanotubes, and his work could have significant applications for creating renewable energy sources.

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Tianhao Yu ’19 in the Hutchison Hall lab of chemistry professor Lewis Rothberg. Yu is using lasers to study films of organic light emitters. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Undergraduate’s summer research is a glass act

Tianhao Yu ’19 has a unique job this summer: testing organic light-emitting diodes that may help improve the screen displays of devices such as cell phones and televisions.

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