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Inaugural Distinguished Women in Science Seminar by Prof. Catherine L. Drennan

The Department of Chemistry presents Professor Catherine L. Drennan as our inaugural Distinguished Women in Science seminar series speaker. Prof. Drennan is a Professor of Chemistry and Biology at MIT and a Principal Investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The Drennan Research Laboratory seeks to understand how Nature harnesses and re-directs the reactivity of enzyme metallocenters in order to perform challenging reactions.

(Distributed September 21, 2017)

The Department of Chemistry welcomes 37 new graduate students

On August 28, 2017, the Department of Chemistry officially welcomed 37 new students into its graduate program from across the United States and the world. Our students begin their career at Brown from undergraduate institutions that span 14 states as well as China and Germany.

(Distributed August 28, 2017)

Graduate Student David Garcia Receives NIH Research Service Award

David Garcia, a year 4 graduate student, is the recipient of a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health. "Through this award," according to the NIH, "promising predoctoral students will obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting well-defined research projects in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers."

(Distributed August 22, 2017)

Undergraduates Present at Brown Summer Research Symposium

Every year, the Office of the Dean of the College hosts a Summer Research Symposium, where UTRA recipients and other undergraduate researchers showcase their summer projects. This summer, nine undergraduates affiliated with the Department of Chemistry presented at the symposium with topics ranging from exploring protein function to applying computational methods to understand how chemical species interact. 

(Distributed August 4, 2017)

Diebold Lab Featured in RSC ChemistryWorld, News from Brown: "Record-breaking" Laser Technique

Research summarized in a publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences from the lab of Prof. Gerald Diebold, along with scientists from State Key Laboratories of Crystal Materials at Shandong University (China), has been highlighted in RSC ChemistryWorld as "record-breaking." The researchers have developed an innovative laser technique able to detect gases at the parts-per-quadrillion level, advancing our ability to determine trace concentrations of environmental pollutants.

(Distributed July 5, 2017)

Jimmie D. Doll, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Professor Jimmie D. DollProfessor Jimmie D. DollIt is with great sadness that the Department of Chemistry notes the passing of Jimmie Doll, the Jesse H. and Louisa D. Sharpe Metcalf Professor of Chemistry (emeritus) Sunday, June 11, 2017. 

(Distributed June 20, 2017)
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