News and Events
Dr. Lepore was promoted to the rank of Professor. Congratulations, Dr. Lepore!
Pradip Maity earned his PhD in synthetic organic chemistry in summer 2011, under the direction of Dr. Lepore. He has accepted a postdoctoral position in Professor Tambar's research group at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Congratulations, Dr. Maity!
Songye Li earned her PhD in synthetic organic chemistry in summer 2011, under the direction of Dr. Lepore. She has accepted a postdoctoral position in Professor Huang's research group at Yale University. Congratulations, Dr. Li!
Pradip Maity, a senior doctoral student in Dr. Lepore's group, published his research in Angewandte Chemie International Edition (ACIE).
The title of their publication is Catalytic Synthesis of Nonracemic Azaproline Derivatives by Cyclization of beta-Alkynyl Hydrazines under Kinetic Resolution Conditions. As ACIE is considered by many to be the pinnacle journal of Chemistry, this paper will bring increased visibility to the Lepore Group and FAU Chemistry.
Congratulations, Pradip and Dr. Lepore!
Dean Perry presented the 2011 FAU College of Science Associate Professor "Researcher of the Year" Award to Dr. Lepore at the College of Science's annual awards ceremony. Congratulations, Dr. Lepore!
Dr. Lepore was named the 2011 Associate Professor "Researcher of the Year" for FAU's College of Science! He has been invited by Dean Perry to present his research at the College of Science Research Day in April. Congratulations, Dr. Lepore!
Deboprosad ("Debo") Mondal earned his PhD in synthetic organic chemistry in fall 2010, under the direction of Dr. Lepore. He has accepted a postdoctoral position in Professor William Roush's research group at Scripps Florida. Congratulations, Dr. Mondal!
Dr. Lepore's doctoral student Songye Li (shown pictured with Dr. Louda) won the 2010 FAU Department of Chemistry Summer Research Competition for her work in developing new reagents for applications in medical imaging. Congratulations Songye!
Read More about Summer Research Competition
Dr. Terentis was promoted to the rank of Tenured Associate Professor.
Congratulations Dr. Terentis!
Noble Laureate Professor Harry Kroto meets with the students from the department.
Read more about Nobel Symposium
See picture of the events
Dr. Bill Louda talks to the Media on the Acreage cancer cluster.
The Department welcomes Elijah St. Germain (BS, University of Florida) and Tifanie Vansach (BS, Marine Biology, Hawaii Pacific university) to the Ph.D. Program.
Welcome Elijah and Tifanie!
Helena Szczesny joins the Department as Special Assistant to the Chair and Graduate Program Coordinator. Welcome Helena!
Congratulations and Best Wishes to Cora Woodman on her retirement of 32 years of employment with Florida Atlantic University!
Welcome Fall 2009 Graduate Students and thank you to the Buddies!
Dr. Narayanan, our department chair, was appointed as Special Assistant to Vice President for
Research. In this capacity he will act to coordinate interactions with
Scripps, Torrey Pines, Max Plank Florida and other biotech industries in the
region. Congratulations, Dr. Naryanan!
Dr. Predrag Cudic was granted Promotion and Tenure to Associate Professor. Congratulations, Dr. Cudic!
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites all graduate students (MS and PhD) to a friendly research
competition in summer, 2009. A very generous donation to the Department by Drs. Deborah W. and J. William Louda will sponsor the competition this
year. (See the details).
Congratulation to our students in receiving prestigious awards from FAU:
Nina Bionda (Ph.D. student) -David J. and Karen S. Gury Graduate Scholarship
Nina at the awards ceremony with Drs. Narayanan (Left) and Cudic (Right)
Ron Meginley -Clark Scholarship
Jonathan Swartz -Carey B. and Rosemond L. Jackson Memorial Award
Pradip Maity & George Smith -Lifelong Learning Society Doctoral fellowship
Dorgis Garcia Lopez, Jonathan Swartz, Kacey Shap, Souhail Karram and Lisa Cunnigham -Lifelong Learning Society Undergraduate Scholarship
Tegan Lavoie -Wimberly scholarship
Nina Bionda, Ph.D. Student, was awarded a scholarship to attend the 21st American Peptide Symposium Bloomington, IN in June 2009.
Dr. Narayanan visited the University of Tokushima, Japan to explore collaborations and scientists/faculty exchange.
He gave lectures to the Engineering and Health Sciences faculty and students on Bioinformatics. President of the University Dr. Toshihiro Aono, MD., Ph.D.
(left) met with Dr. Narayanan. Also present at the meeting were senior Administration officials from the University.
Nobel Laureate, Professor Bert Sakmann Visits the Department (Read more about Nobel Symposium and see more pictures).
Drs. Vetter and Sui were awarded the American Cancer Society's Institutional Grant for 2009.
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science at FAU is pleased to welcome our new faculty Dr. Lyndon West.
Welcome, Dr. Lyndon West!
-Dr. West joins us from the University of Georgia. He earned his Ph.D. at Victoria University of Wellington,
New Zealand. His research Interests are Discovery of pharmacologically-active metabolites from marine invertebrates, anti-cancer and anti-microbial agents, use of stem cells in developing new drugs for cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases and development of
novel approaches for the separation and characterization of marine natural products to accelerate the discovery of drug leads.
The Department is pleased to welcome two new
Drs. Gupta Prasoon & Upasana Gupta (Host: Dr. L. West).
The Department welcomes Lissette Lozano-Lewis to the Ph.D. Program:
Lissette is from Peru, and she obtained her M.S. at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
The Department congratulates Maria Rodriguez, graduate student (Dr. Cudic's laboratory) for receiving the L.A.C.C.E.I. Scholarship
(Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions).
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