News

07.09.2018

Assistant Professor Megan Matthews has been named a Scialog Fellow on the Chemical Machinery of the Cell by the Research Corporation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. More information on the program can be found here.

06.21.2018

David Christianson, Roy and Diana Vagelos Professor in Chemistry and Chemical Biology, will assume the role of Department Chair effective July 1, 2018. David succeeds Gary Molander, the Hirschmann-Makineni Professor of Chemistry, who has served as Chair for the past 9 years.

 

06.20.2018

Associate Professor James Petersson is a co-recipient of the 2018 Jane M. Glick Graduate Student Teaching Award. The award was established in 2010 by the Glick family in remembrance of Dr. Jane Glick and her dedication to the Biomedical Graduate Studies programs. The award is given to those faculty that have demonstrated a "commitment to educating and training the next generation of scientists that exemplifies the type of scientist and educator Jane Glick represented."

04.03.2018

Jordan Compton and Mark Campbell, graduate students in Gary Molander's research group, and Hope Merens, currently an undergraduate in the Biochemistry Program and Vagelos MLS Program, have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. William Neuhaus from Marisa Kozlowski's group received Honorable Mention.

 

03.26.2018

Assistant Professor Megan Matthews has been awarded an Alumni Achievement Award by Pennsylvania State University. A 2011 graduate of the PSU Eberly College of Science, Megan joined the Chemistry Department in 2017. This Alumni Achievement Award program began in 2005, and Megan joins 140 other alumni in receiving this award.

03.14.2018

Prof. Abe Nitzan has been named the Donner Professor of Physical Sciences. Donner Professorships were awarded to just five universities in 1958 by the Donner Foundation, which was founded by businessman and philanthropist William Henry Donner. The Donner Professor at Penn was held for many years by Prof. Robin Hochstrasser.

03.14.2018
Prof. Joe Subotnik has been awarded an Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Chair. The Kahn Term Chairs were established by Mr. and Mrs. Edmund J. Kahn. Mr. Kahn graduated from the Wharton School at Penn in 1925 and went on to a successful career in the oil and natural gas industry.
03.09.2018

Recent work by Prof. Madeleine Joullié and Dr. Jisun Lee has been featured in Chemistry World on the total synthesis and structure of ceanothine D. A cyclopeptide alkaloid, ceanothine D can be found in the "red root" tea plant, a long-time traditional folk medicine used to treat a variety of ailments. 

03.09.2018

A new interdisciplinary research center, the Chemical and Nanoparticle Synthesis Core, has been established by the Center for Targeted Therapeutics and Translational Nanomedicine with support from ITMAT (Clinical and Translational Science Award), the Perelman School of Medicine, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Department of Chemistry. It has been designed to meet the chemical and nanoparticle design and synthesis needs of Penn investigators. Prof. Jeffrey Winkler is the co-Director.

 

02.28.2018
Dan Burke, our longtime Building Administrator, is retiring on February 28 after 44 years at Penn. He was feted at a reception on Tuesday and we are thankful for his many years of service.

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