Postdoc Dr. Neno Vuksanovic Receives NIH F32 Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral NRSA Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr. Neno Vuksanovic, a postdoctoral researcher in the Allen Lab, on being awarded an NIH F32 Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral NRSA Fellowship for his research proposal “Structural and Functional Characterization of Glycosyltransferases in the Campylobacter concisus N-linked Glycoconjugate Biosynthetic Pathway!”  The fellowship will fund Neno‘s work on identifying the substrate binding determinants of glycosyltransferases responsible for the biosynthesis […]

Professor Elliott Published in Nature Communications: Enzymatic Discovery Cools a ‘Hot’ Intermediary

Enzymatic Discovery Cools a ‘Hot’ Intermediary In the world around us enzymes perform the wizardry of allowing reactions that should occur, to do so in a timely fashion. Enzymes that transform hydrogen peroxide often generate a highly reactive, ‘hot’ intermediate along the way, which will transform another molecule in a startling feat of chemistry. In […]

Dr. Norman Lee awarded an NIH-SIG Instrumentation Grant

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Instrumentation Center (CIC) was recently awarded a National Institute of Health Shared Instrumentation Grant (NIH SIG) led by Dr. Norman Lee, Director of CIC, to acquire a MicroScale Thermophoresis (MST) instrument. This instrument will enable investigators in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry and others to advance their research in life processes […]


Dr. Sean Elliott Receives 4 Year National Institute of Health Grant to study “Structure, Function and Diversity in the Bacterial Cytochrome c Peroxidase Family”

                  Dr. Sean Elliott was recently awarded 4 years of support from the National Institute of Health (NIH) for his research into bCCPs. The new grant will enable studies in the Elliott Group to dissect the way in which nature has made use of a common motif […]

Arturo Vegas awarded 5 Year New Innovator Award from National Institute of Health

Dr. Arturo Vegas was awarded 5 years of research support from the National Institute of Health through the New Innovator Award for his proposal entitled “Targeted Immunomodulation of the Diabetic Islet Microenvironment.” His interest in the project springs for the fact there are currently no effective treatments for the autoimmunity that causes type 1 diabetes. […]

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Sean Elliott receives 4 Year NIH Grant

Professor Sean J. Elliott was recently awarded 4 Years of funding from the National Institute of Health for his proposal entitled: Redox Reactions of the AdoMet Radical Enzyme Superfamily. The new grant will fund research into the oxidation/reduction chemistry of enzymes that belong to the AdoMet Radical Enzyme (ARE) superfamily. The ARE superfamily makes use of an […]

Boston University Chemistry 2015-2016 Academic Year Grant Awards

The Chemistry Department is one of the most active research departments at Boston University. With 24 research active faculty involved in many different focus areas, we are committed to a research active learning environment where our faculty and students are afforded the opportunity to do cutting edge chemical research.  In order to continue to build on […]

NIH Funds Porco Group to Synthesize Bioactive Natural Products

The Porco Research Group has received a 4-year, $1.2 million award from the National Institutes of Health for their proposal, Chemical Synthesis of Bioactive Flavonoid and Xanthone-Derived Natural Products. Undertaken in conjunction with biological collaborators, including Professor Tom Gilmore (BU Biology) and Dr. John Beutler of the National Cancer Institute’s Center for Cancer Research, the […]

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