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Photo of JP GerdtJP Gerdt has received a Graduate Peer Mentor Award from the Multicultural Graduate Network. The Graduate Peer Mentor awards provide students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to nominate a graduate student who has exemplified stellar mentorship qualities. These students are nominated based on their ability to mentor undergraduate and/or graduate students in their departments. Mentors are nominated through an individual or group of individuals from their department and are selected by a review committee. Selected mentors are honored at an award ceremony with family, friends and colleagues celebrating their accomplishments!


Photo of Josh FishmanJosh Fishman has won the prestigious Eastman Summer Research Award. Josh's research has investigated whether oxobicyclic[3.2.1]octenes can serves as substrates for the ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) leading to functional and degradable ROMP polymers. Josh is currently exploring whether these polymers can be made biodegradable and biocompatible for potential applications in regenerative medicine. Josh is a Ph.D. student in the group of Professor Laura Kiessling. As a current trainee in the Chemical Biology Interface Training program, Josh will intern at Henkel AG & Co. in the summer 2013.


Photo of Chris LietzChris Lietz has been named a 2013 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Chris' research centersaround the development and implementation of novel mass spectrometry methodology in qualitative and quantitative neuropeptidomics and neuroproteomics. He aspires to continue on an academic career path and eventually attain professorship at a research-oriented university. Chris is a Ph.D. student in the group of Professor Lingjun Li and is a current trainee in the Chemical Biology Interface Training program.

 


Photo of Chris RoseChris Rose has been awarded the 2013 Roger Carlson Award by the Department of Chemistry. Chris' research while on the grant has revolved around the development and application of state-of-the art mass spectrometry methods and instrumentation. Chris is is a Ph.D. student in the group of Professor Joshua Coon and a current Chemistry-Biology Interface Trainee.


Photo of JP GerdtJ.P. Gerdt has been awarded the 2013 Hirschmann / Rich Graduate Award in Bioorganic Chemistry from the Department of Chemistry. J.P.'s research aims at testing the hypothesis that an antivirulence treatment (inhibiting the production of harmful factors by bacteria) would be a good alternative to antibiotics because it should be less susceptible to resistance development. J.P. is a Ph.D. student in the group of Helen Blackwell.


Photo of Matthew ShouldersMatthew Shoulders joined the Chemistry Department at MIT as an Assistant Professor in the summer of 2012. Matt was awarded his Ph.D. in 2009 and was a student in the group of Professor Ron Raines. Matt is an alumni of the Chemical Biology Interface Training program. Find more information about Matt and his research at http://www.mit.edu/%7Echemistry/faculty/shoulders.html and http://web.mit.edu/shoulderslab/shoulders_website5_002.htm.


Photo of Joshua PriceJoshua Price joined the faculty at Brigham Young University as an Assistant Professor in Biochemistry and Chemistry in June of 2011. Prior to this appointment, Josh was an NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Scripps Institute under the Kelly Group. Josh was part of the Chemistry Biology Interface Program from 2004-2007 while working in the Gellmann Group in the Department of Chemistry. See http://www.chem.byu.edu/users/jlprice to learn more.


Photo Corey NemecCorey Nemec has been awarded a prestigious 2012 National Science Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship. Corey is determining the biological role two previously uncharacterized CTD modifications through chromatin immunoprecipitation followed by deep sequencing (ChIP-Seq), immunofluorescence, and chemical-genetic approaches. Corey is a Ph.D. student in the group of Professor Ansari Aseem and is a current trainee in the Chemical Biology Interface Training program.


Photo of Laura WysockiChemical Biology Interface Training program alumna, Laura Wysocki joined the faculty in the Chemistry Department at Wasbash College in the fall of 2011. Find out more about Laura and what she is doing at http://www.wabash.edu/academics/profiles/home.cfm?site_folder=chemistry&....


Photo of Joseph B. BinderChemistry graduate student Joseph B. Binder has won the 2009 Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Award in Green Chemistry from the American Chemical Society. This national award honors a graduate student for furthering the goals of green chemistry through research or education. Joe won the award for developing simple processes to transform crude biomass into useful fuels and chemicals, and for adapting olefin metathesis reactions to aqueous solvents. Joe is a Ph.D. student in the group of Professor Ron Raines and was a trainee in the Chemical Biology Interface Training program.


Photo of Samira MusahSamira Musah, a graduate student in Laura Kiessling's group, has won a 2007 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. This nationally competitive award is made to outstanding graduate students who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering. The award provides three years of funding.