Jackrel awarded grant to study proteins linked to ALS
Funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will help Meredith Jackrel, an assistant professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences, and her team study Matrin-3, a poorly understood protein linked to several neurodegenerative disorders.
An alternate route to semiconductor production
Research from the laboratories of Bryce Sadtler in Arts & Sciences and Rohan Mishra at the McKelvey School of Engineering offers a cheaper and more efficient pathway to semiconductor production using electrodeposition.
Center for Biomolecular Condensates launches
A new multidisciplinary center focused on biomolecular condensates — distinct molecular communities that make up the building blocks of life — has launched at the McKelvey School of Engineering.
New system creates bioplastics, consumes CO2
A team of researchers including Joshua Yuan at the McKelvey School of Engineering has developed a system that uses carbon dioxide to produce biodegradable plastics. They could someday replace the nondegradable plastics used today.
He is turning waste into commodity with DOE grant
Zhen (Jason) He is leading a multi-institution team developing a scalable upgrade to current wastewater systems with a $2.3 million federal grant.
Sugar metabolism is surprisingly conventional in cancer
A study in Molecular Cell led by chemist Gary Patti in Arts & Sciences shows that cancer cells don’t want to waste glucose, they just consume it too quickly. The discovery was made possible with metabolomics, which allowed Patti and his team to observe the speed at which small molecules move through cells.
Parker receives grant to study mechanics behind ‘dicamba drift’
Kimberly Parker at the McKelvey School of Engineering will use a grant from the Herman Frasch Foundation for Chemical Research to better understand dicamba volatilization.
Barnes wins grant to expand architectures of interlocking molecular rings
Jonathan Barnes, assistant professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences, won a $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate and expand efficient methods for synthesizing catenane-based polymers and networked materials.
New structure found in cells
A research group led by Rohit Pappu in the McKelvey School of Engineering and Anthony Hyman at the Max Planck Institute have discovered a new, relevant level of structure in cells.
Interlocking rings unlock new material properties
Researchers working with Jonathan Barnes, assistant professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences, published new research showing how molecules with interlocking ring architectures can be functionalized and incorporated into three-dimensional polymer networks and materials.