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Harrington Elected to Coblentz Society Governing Board, Publishes in 4 Journals

Dr. Peter de B. Harrington, portrait in officeDr. Peter Harrington, Professor of  Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University, was elected to the Governing Board of the Coblentz Society and will serve a four-year term. The Coblentz Society was found in 1954 and its mission is to foster the understanding and application of vibrational spectroscopy. Harrington was described […]

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Posted on 02/04/2021

Hines, Chemistry Students ID Potential Achilles Heel of COVID-19 Virus

From left, Hannah Boesger, Emily Marino and Dr. Jennifer HinesFrom Ohio University News While the world awaits broad distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, researchers at Ohio University just published highly significant and timely results in the search for another way to stop the virus — by disrupting its RNA and its ability to reproduce. Dr.  Jennifer Hines, a professor in […]

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Posted on 01/20/2021

White and Pordel Study Impact of Bulky Ligands on Photochemical CO Release

Jessica White’s research on metal complexes is relevant for medical research.Dr. Jessica White and fourth-year doctoral student Shabnam Pordel recently published an article titled “Impact of steric bulk on photoinduced ligand exchange reactions in Mn(I) photoCORMs” in Inorganica Chimica Acta. White is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Ohio University. She is also a member of the Molecular & […]

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Posted on 01/13/2021

Wu Named 2020 Ohio University Presidential Research Scholar

Shiyong Wu, portraitFrom Ohio University News Dr. Shiyong Wu is one of five faculty members named 2020 Ohio University Presidential Research Scholars for excellence in the fields of arts and humanities, and life and biomedical sciences. Wu is Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences, a member […]

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Posted on 12/09/2020

Malinski Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Tadeusz Malinski, portraitFrom Ohio University News Ohio University Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry Tadeusz Malinski has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors. “Dr. Malinski’s research has far-reaching implications in the nanomedical field, a highly important field that contributes to the well-being of […]

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Posted on 12/08/2020

Harrington, Chen Develop Algorithm for Building Classification, Calibration Models

Dr. Peter de B. Harrington, portrait in officeDr. Peter Harrington and graduate student Zewei Chen published a paper on “Self-Optimizing Support Vector Elastic Net” in Analytical Chemistry. “This algorithm allows one to build classification and calibration models automatically while simultaneously avoiding overfitting and using a minimum number of variables to yield the best predictive results,” says Harrington. […]

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Posted on 11/16/2020

Bythell Group Awarded Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Grant for Instrumentation

Benjamin Bythell, portraitDr. Benjamin Bythell’s group has purchased a High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) system together with a LC/MS 8050 Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer, nitrogen generator, and quantitation software thanks to an $184,500 instrumentation grant from Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc. together with start-up funds from the College of Arts & Sciences. Bythell is […]

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Posted on 10/23/2020

Cimatu, Ambagaspitiya Publish about Polymers as Materials for Artificial Corneas

Katherine CimatuPhysical chemist Dr. Katherine Cimatu with Tharushi Ambagaspitiya, a second-year physical chemistry graduate student, carried on the work of Dr. Narendra Adhikari (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) and Dr. Uvinduni Premadasa (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) on polymers that are promising materials for artificial corneas. “Dr. Adhikari characterized the materials to learn […]

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Posted on 10/13/2020

Harrington Receives Fellow Award from the Society for Applied Spectroscopy

Dr. Peter Harrington receives the 2020 Society for Applied Spectroscopy Fellow Award—and presents two lectures on his research about identifying and quantifying synthetic novel opioids and fentanyl—at this year’s virtual SciX 2020 meeting on Oct. 14, according to an Ohio University news release. Harrington is professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry […]

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Posted on 10/13/2020

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