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From the Sello Lab: New strategy to combat drug resistant bacteria

From News at Brown: Efflux pumps are surface proteins that prevent antimicrobial drugs from getting a foothold in a bacterial cell by identifying and pumping them out of the cell. New research suggests that small pieces of those drugs could keep the efflux pumps busy and allow the antimicrobial drugs to reach a critical mass inside the cell. Read the full press release and see the article published in ACS Infectious Diseases. 

(Distributed December 17, 2014)

2014 Poster Prize Winners

Each fall, the Department of Chemistry hosts a poster session where graduate students showcase departmental research. Annual poster prizes are awarded to students with best posters in four categories. Congratulations go out to this year's recipients.

(Distributed November 5, 2014)

Chemistry Research Suggests New Strategies For Fighting TB

Researchers from Brown and MIT have shown new details about how a promising new class of antibiotics attacks the bacterium that causes tuberculosis. The research could provide a blueprint for developing drugs aimed at fighting TB. Click here to read the full press release.

(Distributed September 30, 2014)

Grad student Vale Cofer-Shabica selected to present at "Research Matters!" symposium

Vale Cofer-Shabica, a graduate student in Professor Richard Stratt's group, has been selected to give a talk at Research Matters!, a TEDx-like symposium hosted by the Brown Graduate School. Vale is among the eight students selected from a group of over 50 nominees. He and his fellow presenters will speak to the topic "why my research matters." The symposium will take place on Saturday, Sept 27 from 3:00pm-5:00pm in the Martinos Auditorium at the Granoff Center.

(Distributed September 15, 2014)

Undergraduate researchers present at Summer Research Symposium

Each summer at Brown, undergraduate researchers in the humanities, life sciences, social sciences, and physical sciences have the opportunity to present posters at the Summer Research Symposium. This year, 11 students from the Chemistry Department displayed their posters to hundreds of visitors. The students represent a range of fields in chemistry, from nanoscale materials to DNA repair.

(Distributed August 12, 2014)

From the Lai-Sheng Wang Lab: "Borospherene"

Borospherene:

"The discovery of buckyballs — soccer-ball-shaped molecules of carbon — helped usher in the nanotechnology era. Now, Lai-Sheng Wang’s research group and colleagues from China have shown that boron, carbon’s neighbor on the periodic table, can form a cage-like molecule similar to the buckyball. Until now, such a boron structure had only been a theoretical speculation. The researchers dubbed their newfound nanostructure 'borospherene.'"

Click here to read the full press release.

(Distributed July 14, 2014)

Department reaches out to local elementary school

Prof. Wes Bernskoetter and two chemical physics concentrators engaged young minds in chemistry at a science conference held at Vartan Gregorian Elementary School in Providence on June 11, 2014. 
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(Distributed June 12, 2014)
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