Vol. 5, Issue 1
January 20 19

Schwartz and Miesfeld Honored at Induction Ceremony
Dr. Steven Schwartz and Dr. Roger Miesfeld were honored at the UA's 21st Annual Induction Ceremony on January 16, 2019.

You're Invited to Attend a Special Lecture by 
Dr. Adriaan Bax
Dr. Adriaan Bax will present a talk entitled Protein Folding, Misfolding, and Unfolding by Rapid Pressure Jump NMR on February 1, 2019 as part of the Dr. Homer C. & Dr. Emily D. Weed Lecture Series in Chemistry.

Denton Breaks Land-Speed Records
M. Bonner Denton's modified Berkeley sports car is the first modified sports car to reach speeds greater than 300 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

Armstrong Lab Studies Thin-Film Solar Cells
Imagine a day when skyscrapers' windows are tinted with thin-film solar cells that reduce heat entering the building while generating electricity.

Fighting Human Disease with Birth Control...for Mosquitoes
Researchers at the UA have discovered a protein that prevents mosquitoes from hatching, opening the possibility of developing new drugs that could act as birth control for mosquito populations.

Chemical Additives Enable Native MS Measurement
A CBC research team from the Marty and Pemberton labs published a report describing how chemical reagents that modulate the charge acquired during electrospray ionization can be used to stabilize lipid nanoparticles for mass spectrometry analysis.

Stellar Corpse Reveals Clues to Missing Stardust
The origin of stardust, which makes up most of the matter in our solar system, is more complicated than previously thought, according to new observations of a mysterious object 15,000 light-years from Earth.

Danny Brower Scholarship Winners Announced
Congratulations to Hiromi Fukuzaki and Bennett Van Camp, winners of this year's Danny Brower Memorial Scholarship!

Leah Ortega Selected as Student of the Month for Winter 2018-19
Leah Ortega (pictured right) is a dedicated senior double majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology. She also has a minor in Health and Human Values, and to top it all off, she is an Honors student.

Alumni News

Celestina Mesa (BA in Biochemistry, 2015) 
I am in my first year of pharmacy school at the University of Arizona, and I currently have a pharmacy internship at the Medication Management Center. This year I was able to attend Pharmacy Day at the Capitol, where I presented a poster with a few classmates to various legislators of Arizona advocating for Bill HB2285. I was also able to meet with Senator Victoria Steele and spoke about the importance of pharmacists.