Vol. 5, Issue 10
October 20 19

Roger Miesfeld Appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UA Global

FDA Approves Peptide Developed in the Hruby Lab

The FDA has approved afamelanotide (Scenesse) from Clinuvel Ltd., as a treatment for the extreme light sensitivity in patients with erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP).

Tiny Molecules Can Make a Big Impact in Battling Disease

Michael Marty is focusing on the battle against bacteria by learning how the smallest parts of the human body fight disease and infection. 

You're Invited to the Alumni of the Year Awards Ceremony October 31

Jani Ingram, who received her PhD in Chemistry in 1990, has been selected as the 2019 College of Science Alumna of the Year. You also are invited to attend her free seminar "Environmental Health Studies on the Navajo Nation" on Friday, Nov. 1 at 3 pm in Koffler 218.

Homecoming Tailgate Party and CBC "Magic" Show

You're invited to share in the fun, refreshments, and science demos on Sat., Nov. 2. CBC students will present a free science "magic" show at 11 am in Chemistry 111, and the College of Science will hold a free Tailgate Party on the front lawn of Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm .

Keep the Magic Real!  

Help take Chemistry "Magic" Shows to local classrooms.  Gifts of any size will help CBC student presenters wow the crowds and pique the curiosity of young future scientists. 

Alumni News

Ritika Gautam (PhD in Chemistry, 2017)
Following graduation, I joined The Scripps Research Institute, in La Jolla, California as a research associate. I have now moved back to India, and it is really great to be with my family after 7 long years. This September, I started as an assistant professor in the department of Chemistry at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur).