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.
The Kennemur Group has synthesized a new polymer that was discovered to rival Nafion (the gold standard) in fuel cell production. This discovery was possible through collaboration with Prof. Karen Winey at UPenn and Dr. Amalie Frischknecht at Sandia National Labs. (see article)
FSU researchers discover pine sap-based plastic, a potential change for future of sustainable materials
Alpha-pinene, the most abundant molecule produced from pine sap, is notoriously difficult to turn into plastics so it currently has limited uses. The Kennemur groups recent discovery of a new plastic derived from pine sap has the potential to be a gamechanger for new sustainable materials.
Professor Amy Sang receives $12,000 per year to support her cancer research efforts through the Margaret and Mary Margaret Pfeiffer Endowed Professorship for Cancer Research from August 2021 through 2024.
The Bridge program, funded by the American Chemical Society, is being launched this summer. It will provide two to three students per year with a tuition waiver and a stipend, plus research and mentoring opportunities.
Microplastics and human health: FSU researchers find exposure to microplastics may alter cellular function
The Sang research group is taking the first steps in understanding the effects of microplastics on human health. Their findings underscore previously raised concerns, particularly for individuals with respiratory disorders like lung cancer, asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, fibrosis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.