Snyder, John

BU Chemistry NSF-REU Program Awarded Three-Year Renewal of Funding

BU Chemistry is pleased to announce a three-year renewal of funding for our NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program.  This summer program, hosted by the Chemistry Department, provides students from primarily undergraduate institutions with opportunities to work in advanced research laboratories. Of the 33 students who participated in the program over the past three years, […]

Boston Universities 2017 Chemistry Undergraduate Symposium

                    On Friday, May 5th, 2017 the work of 11 students was spotlighted in this year’s Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS).  The outstanding quality of the projects presented underscored the importance of the hands-on, challenging research that is the hallmark of BU’s Chemistry major. The even was […]

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Professors Snyder and Abrams collaborate with colleagues in Biology and Neuroscience to create novel, interdisciplinary courses: Integrated Science Experience 1 & 2

    Interdisciplinary, Integrated Course Ideas Receive Provost Grants Chemistry faculty, John Snyder and Binyomin Abrams, in conjunction with colleagues in the Departments of Biology (Kathryn Spilios and John “Chip” Celenza) and Neuroscience (Paul Lipton and Lucia Pastorino) have successfully proposed ideas to develop integrated, inquiry-based laboratory courses for first and second year biology, chemistry, […]

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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 […]

Tyler Casselman wins 2016 Laursen Summer Research Scholarship

Undergraduate student Tyler Casselman, a rising Junior doing research in Prof. John Snyder’s laboratory, is the 2016 recipient of the Laursen Summer Research Scholarship (LSRS).  Tyler’s summer research continues his investigations in the Snyder group into a synthesis of drug transport within a polymer.  His work focuses on developing a procedure to integrate a highly reactive ring system, […]

BU Chemistry REU Program Awarded 3 Year Renewal of Funding

BU Chemistry is pleased to announce a 3-year renewal of funding for our NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program.  This summer program, hosted by the Chemistry Department, provides students from primarily undergraduate institutions with opportunities to work in advanced research laboratories. Of the 33 students who participated in the program over the past three […]

Chemistry Receives NSF REU Site Award

The National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates Program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. For the second time, BU Chemistry has received one of these coveted site awards. Focused on the theme “Fundamental Research in Chemistry Addressing Problems in Biology,” […]

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Renovation Inspires Technology Innovation in Undergrad Organic Lab

BU Chemistry has dramatically improved the undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory by giving students access to major research instrumentation and state-of-the-art technology. By enabling more modern experimentation, these resources foster critical thinking and problem solving skills that prepare undergraduates for  graduate and pre-professional schools or for careers in industry. Advanced experimentation also enables more sophisticated student-designed […]

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CMLD Researchers Publish Paper on “Remodeling” Natural Products in Nature Chemistry

CMLD-BU researchers Bradley Balthaser, Meghan Maloney, Aaron Beeler, John Porco & John Snyder, in a paper published in the journal Nature Chemistry [23 OCTOBER 2011 | DOI: 10.1038/NCHEM.1178], present a new approach to accessing new, biorelevant structures by “remodeling” natural products. In this case, they demonstrate how the natural product derivative fumagillol can been remodeled […]

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Teaching Lab Protocols Now Freely Shared

Boston University Chemistry has launched a new Digital Common site for organic chemistry teaching lab protocols.  According to Prof. John Snyder, “developing a freely accessible, dynamic data base of sophomore organic lab experiments was driven by the reality that we were creating most of our sophomore course labs rather than relying on  a lab textbook. […]

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