Dirk Trauner Honored in Denmark

Feb 15, 2023

Dirk Trauner, Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor & George A. Weiss University Professor, has been named an Honorary Skou Professor of Pharmacology and Biomedicine through 2027 at Aarhus University (Denmark).

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Eric Schelter Receives Tantalum Prize

Oct 22, 2022

Prof.  Eric Schelter has been awarded the 2022 Anders Gustaf Ekeberg Tantalum Prize. Eric accepted the prize on behalf of his research team in Geneva.

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Chemistry Faculty Honored by AAAS

Feb 6, 2023

Professor Eric Schelter and Adjunct Professor Donna Huryn were both named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Formed in 1848, the AAAS is the world's largest multidisciplinary scientific society and publisher of journals such as Science. Its mission is to advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all. 

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Dirk Trauner Joins Penn

Jul 1, 2022

Dirk Trauner has joined Penn as a Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, with joint appointments in the Department of Chemistry in the School of Arts & Sciences and the Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics in the Perelman School of Medicine.

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Graduate Students Honored

Apr 13, 2022

Two of our exceptional graduate students have been honored for their scholarship and teaching. Colton Sheehan (Mallouk group) has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate research Fellowship. And Chris Fritschi (Smith group) has been recognized with a School of Arts & Sciences Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students.

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Joe Francisco Receives Gibbs Medal

Jan 26, 2022

President’s Distinguished Professor Joseph Francisco has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 Willard Gibbs Medal. The Gibbs Medal is awarded by the Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society to those who “because of eminent work in and original contributions to pure or applied chemistry, are deemed worthy of special recognition.” 

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Zahra Fakhraai Receives ACS WCC Award

Oct 13, 2021

Professor Zahra Fakhraai has been named a recipient of a 2021 Rising Star Award from the Women Chemists Committee of the American Chemical Society. The WCC Rising Star Award recognizes up to ten outstanding female-identifiying individuals individuals approaching mid-level careers who have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields.

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Marisa Kozlowski Named 2022 Cope Scholar

Sep 27, 2021

Prof. Marisa Kozlowski has been named one of 10 Arthur C. Cope Scholars by the American Chemical Society. Cope Scholars are awarded annually to recognize and encourage excellence in organic chemistry.

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Department Alum Honored with Blavatnik Regional Award

Sep 27, 2021

Daniel Straus, who received his Ph.D. with Cherie Kagan in 2018, has been chosen to receive Blavatnik Young Scientist Regional Award from the Blavatnik Family Foundation. Daniel is currently a postdoctoral associate at Princeton University. 

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Grad student Marie Shimogawa honored

Jun 29, 2021

Marie Shimogawa, a rising third-year graduate student in James Petersson's research group, has been recognized with a scholarship from the Nakajima Foundation in her home country of Japan. The scholarship recognizes Marie's work on posttranslational modifications in alpha-synuclein.

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