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Taylor Adams 11 and Deborah Barany '11
Taylor Adams '11 and Deborah Barany '11 Awarded NSF Fellowships

Taylor Adams '11 and Deborah Barany '11 have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. Adams, a chemistry major, and Barany who is majoring in neuroscience, will both receive a three-year annual stipend of $30,000 and a $10,500 cost-of -education allowance for tuition and fees, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. or foreign institution of graduate education they choose.  More ...

Students from Seneca Street School in Oneida visit with a snake in Prof. Dave Gapp's lab.
Faculty Help Local Children Discover the Wonders of Science

Two groups of local third-grade students recently enjoyed some hands-on science learning with the help of Hamilton’s science faculty. For about 20 years, Professor of Biology Dave Gapp has organized “Science Exploration Days” which bring classes of elementary school students to Hamilton for guided tours and short lessons in various areas of science.  More ...

Jon Michel '13 and Greg Rahn with the "new" mass spectrometer
Chemistry Department Welcomes Donated Mass Spectrometer

A previously owned ion trap mass spectrometer (LC/MS) was recently donated to the Chemistry Department by SAIC – Frederick, Inc. Dr. Jack Simpson, a senior scientist at SAIC, made the donation possible. A similar, new LC/MS would cost about $175,000.  More ...

Robin Kinnel
Kinnel Delivers Talk in Honolulu

Robin Kinnel, the Silas D. Childs Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, presented a paper at the 2010 International Chemical Congress of the Pacific Basin Societies (PacifiChem) on Dec. 18, in Honolulu. In his presentation, he discussed work carried out while on leave at Scripps Institute of Oceanography and at Hamilton.  More ...

Professor Stanley Opella, center, with Matt Baxter and Jason McGavin, in “The Bubble” an inflatable tent used to house Opella’s NMR instrumentation.
Baxter ’11 and McGavin ’12 Study at Center for NMR Spectroscopy

As part of their summer research with Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten, Matt Baxter ’11 and Jason McGavin ’12 spent 10 days working at the Center for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy and Imaging of Proteins at the University of California San Diego. The Center is managed by Professor Stanley Opella, who is pioneering the use of bicelles (“bilayered micelles”) to study membrane proteins under physiologically relevant conditions.  More ...

Caitlin Burzynski ’12, Nina Kraus ’13,  Prof. Cotten, and Alex Dao ’12.
Cotten and Students Work at National High Magnetic Field Lab

Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten and her team of Hamilton students spent 10 days this summer at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Fla., to study piscidin, antimicrobial peptides from fish. The team, comprised of Caitlin Burzynski ’12, Nina Kraus '13, Cotten, and Alex Dao ’12, used several state-of-the-art Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) instruments to obtain atomic-level information on samples of piscidin bound to lipid bilayers that mimic bacterial membranes.  More ...

Graepel '11, Adams '11 and Snyder
Snyder, Adams '11 and Graepel '11 Work on GBM Vaccine
Under the guidance of Assistant Professor of Chemistry Nicole Snyder, Taylor Adams ’11 and Kevin Graepel ’11 spent the summer working on the development of a carbohydrate-based vaccine for glioblastoma multiforme, the most aggressive type of primary brain tumor. More ...
Camille Jones
Jones Awarded NSF Grant for Chemistry Course Development

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Camille Jones has been awarded a two-year, $198,000 National Science Foundation grant for the development and evaluation of a course in solid state chemistry for seniors majoring in chemistry and chemical physics. The course will be the first of its kind among Hamilton’s peer institutions.  More ...

Nicole Snyder
Snyder and Graepel ’11 Co-author Book Chapter
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Nicole Snyder and Kevin W. Graepel ’11 published a chapter in Named Reactions for Carbocyclic Ring Formations edited by Jie Jack Li of Bristol Myers Squibb and E. J. Corey of Harvard University (Nobel Prize 1990). The chapter, “Ring Closing Metathesis,” focuses on the use of the Grubbs and Schrock catalysts (Nobel Prize 2005) to prepare carbocycles (ring structures containing only carbon atoms). More ...
Meghan Carter '12
Meghan Carter ’12 Examines Fluorescence
To the naked eye, the simple glass beads all over the lab of Meghan Carter ’12 are not very exciting. However, under UV light, the beads glow different colors depending on their composition. Working under Associate Dean of Students for Academics and Professor of Chemistry Karen Brewer, Carter is trying to increase the fluorescence of these beads. More ...
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