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From left, Felipe Garcia '14, Joshua Ho '15 and Professor of Chemistry Tim Elgren work in a lab.
Chemistry Faculty Co-Author Chapter

Ten current and former Hamilton Chemistry Department faculty members co-authored a chapter titled “A Departmental Focus on High Impact Undergraduate Research Experiences” in a recently published edition of the American Chemical Society Symposium Series dedicated to “Developing and Sustaining a Successful Undergraduate Research Program.”  More ...

From left Nathan Goodale, Doug Ambrose, Rob Hopkins, Frank Sciacca and Adam Van Wynsberghe.
Hamilton Faculty Members Receive Teaching Awards

Hamilton College’s highest awards for teaching were presented to four faculty members during the annual Class & Charter Day ceremony on May 12. Associate Professor of Russian Franklin Sciacca, Associate Professor of Music Rob Hopkins,  Assistant Professor of Chemistry Adam Van Wynsberghe and Nathan Goodale, assistant professor of anthropology, received awards. Professor of History Doug Ambrose was named recipient of Student Assembly’s Sidney Wertimer Award.  More ...

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Leah Krause ’14 is Co-Pi on Successful NSF Supercomputing Grant

Senior Chemistry concentrator Leah Krause is a co-Principal Investigator on a successful  proposal through the National Science Foundation’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) program. Acceptance of her proposal grants Krause 100,000 hours of computational time on the Texas Advanced Computing Center’s “Stampede” supercomputer, currently the 6th fastest supercomputer in the world.  More ...

Chemistry Students Present at MERCURY Conference

Four Hamilton students presented their research at the 12th Molecular Educational Research Consortium in Undergraduate Computational chemistRY (MERCURY) conference held July 25-27 at Bucknell University.  More ...

Leah Krause ’14 and Alvin R. Wu ’13
Students Present at American Chemical Society National Meeting

Seven Hamilton College students presented their research at the 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting. The conference, held from April 7 to 11 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, attracted more than 14,000 attendees and featured research presentations and posters spanning 37 sub-divisions of chemistry.  Chemistry department faculty Karen Brewer, Saritha Nellutla and Adam Van Wynsberghe also attended.  More ...

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Van Wynsberghe Gives Invited Seminar at UC-San Diego

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Adam Van Wynsberghe gave an invited seminar as part of the “Modeling Diffusional Encounter and Subsequent Events Mini-Symposium” held this week at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD).  More ...

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Van Wynsberghe Presents Student Research at Colgate

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Adam W. Van Wynsberghe presented a seminar titled “Hitting the Target: Simulations of the ligand binding pathways of influenza neuraminidase” on Oct. 16 at Colgate University. The seminar was co-sponsored by Colgate’s chemistry and biology departments and primarily described the work of three undergraduate researchers in the Van Wynsberghe lab: Erica Losito ’12 and Carmen Montagnon ’13, as well as Jeffrey Sung of the University of California-San Diego.  More ...

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MERCURY Receives NSF-MRI Award

The Molecular Educational Research Consortium in Undergraduate Computational chemistry (MERCURY) has received a $200,000 award from the National Science Foundation to further its work utilizing computational chemistry techniques to provide productive and educational research experiences for undergraduates.  More ...

Leah Krause '14
Krause ’14 and Clayton ’15 Seek New Ways to Prevent Influenza

One of the most common methods of combating the influenza virus is to utilize an inhibitor to prevent the binding of the viral protein neuraminidase with cell surface receptors terminating in a sialic acid moiety. While this may sound like a complex process, it’s actually relatively simple to understand once the scientific jargon has been translated. In order for a virus like influenza to continue its life cycle, its neuraminidase enzyme needs to bind to and cleave a sialic acid molecule away from the human cell receptors.  More ...

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Van Wynsberghe Presents at NBCR Summer Institute

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Adam W. Van Wynsberghe attended the 7th annual National Biomedical Computation Resource Summer Institute at the University of California-San Diego, July 30-Aug. 3, and presented the summer research of Leah Krause ’13. Other Van Wynsberghe lab members who contributed to the research included Alvin Wu ’13, Dan Mermelstein ’14 and Jeremy Adelman ’13.  More ...

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