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Chemistry & Biochemistry

Students explore yesterday, today and tomorrow, searching for solutions to today's problems and imagining what they can build in a future of nano-devices and smart supramolecular architectures. They even probe the mysteries nature embedded long ago in cell walls and RNA.

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Recent Chemistry News:

Hines Publishes on RNA-Targeted Drug Discovery

Dr. Jennifer Hines, portrait in labDr. Jennifer Hines recently published a paper on targeting small molecules to disrupt the regulatory function of bacterial RNA. Her research group, in collaboration with Dr. Stephen Bergmeier’s research group, investigated the effect that limiting molecule flexibility had on RNA binding and function. “While the skeletal structure of RNA is very […]

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Posted on 09/15/2020

Travis White in C&EN Diversity article: ‘I do belong.’

Dr. Travis White, p;ortraitDr. Travis A. White, assistant professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University, wrote about his academic journey as a Black student and faculty member—and a chemist–in the cover story of Chemical and Engineering News. “While attending our annual College of Arts and Sciences’ faculty awards ceremony last fall, I […]

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Posted on 09/11/2020

Chemistry Getting New Mass Spectrometer for New Building

The exterior of the new chemistry building features lots of windows, limestone and brick and blends seemlessly into the campus landscape.From Ohio University News The Chemistry & Biochemistry Department is receiving a new mass spectrometer for its new building. Two groups of Ohio University researchers recently received National Science Foundation grants that will bring state-of-the-art research equipment into OHIO laboratories. “These grants are highly competitive and we are honored to […]

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Posted on 09/03/2020

Chen Publishes 3 Papers with Alumni, Richardson

Polymer dots for bioimaing at the near-infrared region.Dr. Jixin Chen recently published three papers—on bioimaging in the near-infrared region, promising materials for photovoltaics and optoelectronics, and a new thermal imaging technique to measure the temperature profile of a thin film—with graduate students from Ohio University and colleagues from around the world. Chen, associate professor of Chemistry & […]

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Posted on 08/31/2020

New Chemistry Building Will Bring Labs Out into the Open

A lab in the new chemistry building with bright work spaces and ventilation.The Chemistry Building under construction between Clippinger Laboratories and Emeriti Park is creating a new look for South Green with its walls of windows, reports Ohio University News. And moving chemistry labs from the basement of Clippinger into a new building with volumes more windows and light will usher in […]

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Posted on 08/06/2020

Wu Named President-Elect of American Society for Photobiology

Dr. Shiyong Wu meets with students in 2019.Dr. Shiyong Wu was recently elected president-elect of the American Society for Photobiology. He will serve as the president of the society from 2022-24. Wu is professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry and director of the Edison Biotechnology Institute at Ohio University. He is an associate editor for the journal Photochemistry […]

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Posted on 07/29/2020

Harrington Appointed to NIH Center’s External Advisory Committee

Dr. Peter de B. Harrington, portrait in officeDr. Peter de B. Harrington was recently appointed to Chair the External Advisory Committee for the National Institutes of Health Center for the Influence of Dietary Botanical Supplements on Biological and Behavioral Resilience, a recently awarded cooperative agreement center at the Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine. Harrington is a […]

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Posted on 07/21/2020

OHIO News | Myers Probes New Ways to Focus in on Antibiotic Resistance

Mason Myers, portrait“Ohio University student Mason Myers, a senior chemistry major in the Honors Tutorial College (HTC) and recently named Goldwater Scholar, has been researching ways on how to focus in on molecules in regards to antibiotic resistance research,” reports Ohio University News in a story headlined “OHIO Goldwater student’s research shows […]

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Posted on 07/13/2020

White Developing Copper Photosensitizers for a Greener Future

By Ling Xin NQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute Spring 2020 Newsletter A team led by Ohio University chemist and NQPI member Dr. Travis White is working to advance the understanding of the basic processes involving copper photosensitizers to drive chemical reactions, which can shed light on efficient, […]

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Posted on 06/24/2020

Cimatu Studies Materials for Cornea Replacement

Katherine CimatuBy Kate Nichols NQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2020 Spring Newsletter Physical Chemist and NQPI member Dr. Katherine Cimatu and her group focus on investigating the surface and interfacial properties of soft polymers. Polymers are substances made up of a chain of repeated monomers. Creating a multifunctional […]

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Posted on 06/24/2020