The Fall semester is off to a great start with a record number of incoming University of Arizona students on campus totaling over 8,000 freshmen and 2,000 transfer students. We are also growing here in CBC with two new faculty members, Drs. Rebecca Page and Wolfgang Peti, who will join us in January 2017, and nine new grant awards to CBC faculty in the last three months. Terrific! If you have not yet registered for the CBC Alumni Reunion, please do so today and join us for this once-in-a-lifetime event November 3-5.

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Chemistry & Biochemistry


Volume 2, Number 6
July/Aug/Sept 2016



CBC Alumni Reunion

November 3-5, 2016


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Drs. Wolfgang Peti and Rebecca Page

Rebecca Page and Wolfgang Peti to join CBC faculty in January 2017



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Drs. Minying Cai and Victor J. Hruby


UA posts strong year for inventions and patents



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Dr. John Jewett


John Jewett earns NSF CAREER Grant



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Dr. Mark Haussler


Former Biochemistry professor retires leaving legacy of mentoring and research



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New Grant Awards
Neal Armstrong and Kara Saunders - NSF Suppl. - $51,759
Douglas Loy - TLA - $20,820
Douglas Loy and Peter McFadden - NSF - $2,250
William Montfort - ORD - $70,000
Oliver Monti - NSF - $465,924
Rebecca Page and Wolfgang Peti - NIH - $1,365,000
Jeff Pyun and Richard Glass - NSF - $219,922
Scott Saavedra - ORD - $70,000
Jessica Wales (Montfort lab) - AHA - $51,900
Industry Associates Program - 2016
Upcoming Events
Joint Biological & Biomedical Sciences Retreat - Oct. 8-9, 2016
Departmental Picnic - October 21, 2016


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Alumni News

Philip Sheridan (PhD in Chemistry, 2003) I recently was promoted to full professor in the Chemistry Department at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. 

Brittany Palbykin (BS in Chemistry and BMB, 2010) I am currently a Senior Supervisor of Aseptic Manufacturing at Celgene. We produce Abraxane, which is approved for non-small cell lung cancer, breast cancer, and pancreatic cancer.

Adam Stott (BS in Chemistry, 2010) For the last 6 years I have been working as an R/D Chemist with PPG Aerospace in Los Angeles. I am a new product development scientist, specializing in sealants and coatings for commercial and military aircraft. I recently developed my first product line, PR-2860, and qualified it to a major Navy aerospace specification.

Rinu Manacheril (BS in BMB, 2011) I completed medical school at the University of Arizona in 2015, and I currently am doing my Neurology residency at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Steven Fan (BS BMB, 2013) I co-founded a makerspace in Portland and a cargo bike accessory manufacturing business. Having moved back to Tucson, I'm now developing a "tech & teamwork" program for middle schoolers.

Nathaniel Richey (BS in Chemistry, 2013) I am currently a graduate student at the University of Florida working with Prof. McElwee-White on the synthesis of organometallic single source precursors for the deposition of semiconducting thin films such as tungsten and molybdenum disulfide.

Chang Xu (BS in Chemistry, 2014) Currently I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Ohio University.

Prior Issues:

Vol 2, Issue 5, June 2016

Vol 2, Issue 4, May 2016

Vol 2, Issue 3, April 2016

Vol 2, Issue 2, March 2016

Vol 2, Issue 1, Jan/Feb 2016