Penn Chemistry Research Featured in C&E News

The April 9 issue of C&E News highlighted recent publications from Professor E. James Petersson's research group outlining new methods for tracking protein motion and their application to studying the pathological proteins of Parkinson's Disease.

 

Graduate Student Ursula Williams acknowledged by ACS

Graduate Student Ursula Williams (Schelter group) was named as one of 12 recipients nationally of the Eli Lilly Travel Award by the Women Chemists Committee (WCC) of the American Chemical Society. This highly competitive award provides funding for female undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral fellows to travel to a national meeting and present their research. Ursula recently attended the ACS National Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Eric Schelter speaks at the Chemical Heritage Foundation

On Friday, April 6 University of Pennsylvania chemistry professor Eric Schelter will explain how rare-earth elements are used to create fluorescent and ultraviolet dyes that are embedded in dollars and euros to prevent counterfeiting. He'll also discuss other notable uses of rare earths in electronics and energy technologies, as well as the implications of China's disproportionate possession--and recent withholding--of these precious metals.

 

James Petersson & Joseph Subotnik named Sloan Fellows

James Petersson and Joe Subotnik have both been named as 2012 Sloan Research Fellows. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 118 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. 

The full list of Sloan Research Fellows is linked below:


Marisa Kozlowski named a Penn Fellow

University of Pennsylvania Provost Vincent Price and Vice Provost for Faculty Lynn Hollen Lees have appointed Professor Marisa Kozlowski to the fourth cohort of the Penn Fellows. The Penn Fellows program, begun in 2009, provides leadership development to select Penn faculty members in mid-career.

Gai research featured

A research group led by Penn Chemistry Professor Feng Gai has devised a way to watch proteins fold in "real-time," which could lead to a better understanding of protein folding and misfolding in general. Click the link to read the full story.

Feng Gai elected Fellow of the APS

Prof. Feng Gai has been elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society. 

The citation, which will be published in the March 2012 issue of APS News, reads as follows: "For his pioneering contributions to the field of protein folding, in particular the innovative use of infrared spectroscopy and the novel development of vibrational probes to elucidate the fundamental folding mechanism."

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