It looks like 2016 is off to a great start with plenty of CBC highlights to celebrate. We congratulate Assistant Professor John Jewett for being awarded a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Kudos also go out to winners of the 2015 CBC Catalyst Awards honoring the top five CBC faculty with the highest scores for achievements in entrepreneurship as judged by Tech Launch Arizona. Lastly, we proudly recognize Dr. Hamish Christie and the CBC Organic Chemistry Lab personnel for putting the "Tree" in chemistry. Enjoy!

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Chemistry & Biochemistry


Volume 2, Number 1
January/February 2016


Dr. John Jewett

Dr. John Jewett wins National Science Foundation CAREER Award


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Dr. Robin Polt


Congratulations to 2015 Catalyst Award winners



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Photo: Paul Tumarkin, Tech Launch AZ


Fusing chemistry, commerce a success



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Courtesy of a UA Green Fund grant, CBC labs put the "tree" in chemistry



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If you think you might attend the upcoming alumni reunion celebrating 125 Years of Excellence in the Chemical Sciences, please click here to visit the reunion webpage and tell us what activities are the most appealing to you. 


New Grant Awards
Pascale Charest - TRIF - $36,997
John Jewett - NSF - $616,923
Douglas Loy - Tech Launch Arizona - $20,163
Industry Associates Program - 2015
Upcoming Events
BECUR Conference - Feb. 20, 2016
Tucson Festival of Books - March 12-13, 2016
CBC Annual Poster Fair - April 18, 2016


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Alumni News
Zachary Arnstein (BS in Chemistry, 2014) I got a job as a processing technician at CBR (Core Blood Registry) Systems in Tucson which is a privately owned stem cell bank. I was soon promoted to Quality Control department where we make sure the lab runs at its highest performance capabilities. And as a side note I am happy to say I do have to  use calculus in analyzing the data we get.

Eric Hansen (BS in Chemistry, Mathematics, 2014) Currently I am pursuing a PhD in the Department of Chemistry at MIT, where I research the development and clinical application of nanoparticle biomedical imaging agents as a part of the Bawendi Group. I am continuing my Chemistry outreach efforts through a variety of programs at MIT.

Katrina Farrell Sexauer (BS in Biochemistry, 2014) I am in medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. I got married this past October; my husband and I met while on I was on exchange completing my undergraduate thesis at Montana State University.

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Kylie Holliday (currently earning her BS in Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology) I am an intern with the Department of Public Safety Crime Lab. My current  project is how to evaluate a controlled substance without interfering with the latent prints.

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Prior Issues:

Vol 1, Issue 9, December 2015

Vol 1, Issue 8, Oct/Nov 2015

Vol 1, Issue 7, September 2015

Vol 1, Issue 6, August 2015

Vol 1, Issue 5, June/July 2015

Vol 1, Issue 4, May 2015