Graduate

News items about graduate students

West End House Marathon Team

  This year Melissa Marquez, a fourth-year graduate student from Professor Deborah Perlstein’s group, will be supporting the West End House Boys & Girls Club in Allston-Brighton by running the 2019 Boston Marathon! She is excited to join their marathon team and to get to know the West End House community even more through this […]

Department of Chemistry 2017-2018 AY Outstanding Student Awards

We were pleased to announce the Department of Chemistry student award winners for the 2017-2018 academic year at the Orientation BBQ. For those who may have missed it, here are the award winners.   Sugata Ray Memorial Award for International Students: Nathchar Naowarojna (Liu Lab) This award was established by the Ray family in memory […]

Stephanie Beach, of the Doerrer Group, wins prestigious Chateaubriand Fellowship

Stephanie Beach, of the Doerrer Group, recently won a prestigious Chateaubriand Fellowship! The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected […]

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Pu-Ting Dong Wins SPIE Photonics West Translational Research Best Paper Award

  Research at Boston University’s Photonics Center reporting on a drug-free photonic approach to eliminating methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) earned Pu-Ting Dong (BU Chemistry Student, Dr. Ji-Xen Cheng Group) the SPIE Photonics West 2018 Translational Research Award. Translational Research Symposium Chairs Bruce J. Tromberg of the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Center at the University of California, Irvine (USA) […]

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Melissa Marquez, 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Recipient

Melissa Marquez, a second-year graduate student in Professor Deborah Perlstein’s group, has recently received a 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. She earned a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry with a minor in mathematics from Mount Saint Mary’s University and as an undergraduate conducted research in Dr. Eric Stemp’s lab focusing on DNA-protein cross-linking resulting from […]

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BUnano Symposium sheds light on innovations in imaging

On May 2 BU Nanotechnology Innovation Center (BUnano) held its inaugural symposium “Nanotechnology for Imaging”. The symposium focused on The “Nanotechnology For Imaging” symposium will be focused on highlighting accomplishments of BUnano faculty and students, and featured keynote presentation by 2014 Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry, Professor Stefan Hell.   BUnano Center Director Prof. Mark […]

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Melissa Marquez of the Perlstein Group award NSF-GRFP Fellowship

Melissa Marquez, a second-year graduate student in Professor Deborah Perlstein’s group, has recently received a 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. She earned a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry with a minor in mathematics from Mount Saint Mary’s University and as an undergraduate conducted research in Dr. Eric Stemp’s lab focusing on DNA-protein cross-linking resulting from […]

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BU Ignition Award Fosters Doerrer Group Research

Professor Linda Doerrer and fourth year graduate student, Steven Hannigan, were chosen as recipients of a Boston University Ignition Award.   This program provides funds to validate early-stage research projects with clear commercial potential. The Doerrer group has  determined that a fully fluorinated copper(II) compound can electrocatalytically reduce nitrate in water. Such a technology would […]

NSF Graduate Fellow Joins Straub Group

2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award recipient, George Pantelopulos, has joined Chemistry to do his proposed graduate research in theoretical chemistry with Prof. John Straub and his group.   George aims  to model the kinetics of phase transitions in a system of components (lipids and cholesterol) commonly found in eukaryotic cell membranes using the […]