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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

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