The Steinbock research group investigated the formation and spread of brown spots on bananas, a striking case of biological pattern formation. In research published in Physical Biology, the team described how the spots appear during a two-day window, rapidly expand, but then mysteriously stall, leaving a sharp distinction between spots of brown and the still-yellow peel.
Undergraduate student, Nicholas Volya, is awarded the 2022 Kolthoff Award from the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry
The I.M. Kolthoff Award is given annually to deserving undergraduates who have done undergraduate research in the field of analytical chemistry, broadly defined, in celebration of the life and accomplishments of the late Professor Izaak Maurits Kolthoff, viewed by many as the father of modern analytical chemistry.
Jason Kuszynski and Catherine Fabiano, students in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, received their awards from the Department of Defense Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship Program. The awards provide full tuition for up to five years, plus a stipend, mentorship, summer internships and full-time employment with the Department of Defense after graduation.
The Center for Global Engagement highlights Dr. Bello’s graduate career and current work at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Working in computational biophysics, the primary focus of Dr. Yang’s research is to develop special computational techniques that allow him to simulate functional proteins of biological molecules.
Professor Igor Alabugin receives the Markovnikov Medal from Moscow State University and an Honorable Professorship from St. Petersburg State University for his career contributions to the field of organic chemistry.
The Silvers research group has received $1.8 million from the NIH to examine what are called La-related proteins (LARPs) that interact with RNA as part of their function. The RNA-binding of one of those proteins, called LARP6, is critical in the development of fibrosis.
The Smith research group have developed a new reaction uses readily available materials and merges them with alkynyl building blocks with high selectivity to synthesize dihydropyridines and piperidines, important rings that contain carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen.
Pamela Knoll graduated with a PhD in the Department of Chemistry from Florida State University in April 2021. During her studies at FSU, she received several national awards including a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and a Fulbright Award to conduct research in Granada, Spain with Juan Manuel García-Ruiz.
A Florida State University researcher is leading a $4.4 million Department of Energy project to help create software that can take advantage of supercomputer capabilities and advance quantum information science.