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Electrochemistry and speciation of cerium in aqueous and organic solutions

Mark R. Antonio


Title: Simulating and modeling the molecular mechanisms of biological lipid membrane reshaping



Graduate student Jing Yang of the Rappe group has been selected as one of just 11 recipients of...

Professor Benjamin Garcia, Presidential Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and...

The Department of Chemistry is deeply saddened to share the passing of our longtime NMR Director...

Arrakis Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company based in Massachusetts, announced earlier this...

Research Highlight

A new paper in the journal Journal of the American Chemical Society authored by Chemistry Associate Professor James Peteresson and his research group details new techniques that could lead to longer-lasting drugs. The effort is a collaboration with colleagues in the Perelman School of Medicine at Penn. Their project explores the use of peptides to help to control a number of biological processes. The paper was highlighted recently in Nature.



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