Andrei Yudin and Aaron Wheeler win Connaught Innovation Awards
Professors Andrei Yudin and Aaron Wheeler are among nine researchers who will share in $790,000 in funding through the 2016-17 Connaught Innovation Awards, funding intended to accelerate the development of a promising technology and promote commercialization or knowledge transfer.
Yudin and his team will leverage their recently discovered process for installing heterocyclic grafts in the frameworks of macrocycles to construct a 2000-member library of oxadiazole-containing orally bioavailable macrocycles that will target intracellular protein-protein interaction targets, enabling the development of new pharmaceutical agents.
Wheeler and his team are collaborating with researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital to develop "the ultimate prenatal test" that can non-invasively test for genetic diseases, posing no risk to the mother and unborn baby, potentially replacing amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS).
Launch of Chemistry Graduate Mentorship Program
On January 18, 2017 the inaugural year of the Chemistry Graduate Mentorship Program began. This new initiative pairs current graduate students in Chemistry with departmental alumni for a year of one-on-one mentoring. For the first year of this program, 10 graduate students have been matched with alumni who have followed a diverse range of career paths. We're looking forward to a great first year of the program, and are thankful to our dedicated alumni who have volunteered their time to support our current students!
Research2Reality: The Paint That Can Turn Any Surface into a Solar Cell
Professor Dwight Seferos' research is focused on the development of new, carbon-based materials for solar cells, and in this Research2Reality Orange Chair Session, Seferos imagines the possibilities for new solar materials enabled by carbon.
Synthesis of Macrocyclic Poly(3-hexylthiophene) and Poly(3-heptylselenophene) by Alkyne Homocoupling
Macrocyclic polythiophenes and polyselenophenes. Controlled polymerization followed by alkyne end-capping, homocoupling, and PEG attachment allows for the preparation and isolation of conjugated pol...
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