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Joseph Francisco has joined Penn as the President's Distinguished Professor of Earth &...

Prof. Thomas Mallouk, who is currently the Evan Pugh University Professor of Chemistry,...

Assistant Professor Megan Matthews has been named a Scialog Fellow on the Chemical...

David Christianson, Roy and Diana Vagelos Professor in Chemistry and Chemical Biology, will...

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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