It is summer in Tucson and the science is heating up in CBC! This issue of the e-Catalyst newsletter has a link to a video from UA News describing the entrepreneurial successes of CBC faculty in partnership with Tech Launch Arizona. We also share a link to the Summer 2015 BlastOff! Science Camp for Tucson middle school students run by Dr. Jim Hazzard and the undergraduate student CBC Biochemistry Club. Hot stuff! 


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Chemistry & Biochemistry


Volume 1, Number 5
June/July 2015


 Michael Heien


CBC faculty describe their entrepreneurial activities in this new video from UA News


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BlastOff! Campers

2015 BlastOff! summer camp for Tucson middle school students was a great success 


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Pascale Charest

Pascale Charest describes her new American Cancer Society-funded research on mechanisms of breast cancer metastasis




Vicente Talanquer


Vicente Talanquer named University Distinguished




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CBC filed more invention disclosures last year with Tech Launch Arizona than any other

UA department


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New Grant Awards
Neel Ghosh  - $480,000 - National Science Foundation
Gene Mash - $110,000 - American Chemical Society
Industry Associates Program
Upcoming Events
CBC Grad Student Research Symposium - August 13, 2015


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Alumni News

Kenneth Ehler (Ph.D. in 

Chemistry, 1972) - Since January 2003 I have been the volunteer manager of a fundraising bookstore called Second Hand Prose. It is located in the entry garden of the downtown Eugene Public Library.

Glenn Drew (B.S. in 

Chemistry, 1973) - I am Lab Manager/Chief Chemist for a major mining company, ASARCO LLC, at their Hayden Copper Smelter.

Hilary Danehy (B.A. in 

Biochemistry, 1987) - Currently I am Training Manager at Gilead Sciences.

Tyler Chozinski (BS in 

Chemistry, 2013) - Currently a Ph.D. candidate in chemistry at the University of Washington, Tyler recently was awarded an NSF Graduate Fellowship.

Peter Verhey (BS in 

Biochemistry, 2014) - I'm managing production for Sterisil, a dental waterline treatment company in Colorado. I'm enjoying life back in my home state but always miss UA and the department.

Erzsebet Hickey (BS in 

Chemistry, 2014) - Since graduating, I have been working as a Quality Control Technician in Oro Valley at Gum Technology Corp., a business unit of Penford Foods. Who knew playing and working with gums would be so cool?

CBC Alumni - Have you moved recently? Please help us keep our records current by updating your contact information (look for "click here to update your alumni profile").
What's Up?

Lucy Hyatt (current Chemistry undergraduate) - I am interning at Global Solar Energy, where I work in the characterization lab. It's much different from anything I have done before, but it's fun!

Prior Issues:

Vol 1, Issue 4, May 2015

Vol 1, Issue 3, April 2015

Vol 1, Issue 2, March 2015

Vol 1, Issue 1, February 2015