Michael, Xiaoli, and Yifei, three graduate students in the group, are organizing a student-led symposium at the upcoming Fall ACS meeting in Boston (August 2018). The speaker lineup is stellar! If you plan to be in Boston for ACS this fall, consider stopping by this event: it should be fun!
Flor Lozada Santiago from the Universidad Interamericana in Puerto Rico was an REU student in our group in summer 2017. Flor then went back to PR to finish her degree, and graduated this May 2018 magna cum laude. She was also selected to receive the John Will Harris Medal, her alma mater's highest academic recognition. Flor will start her graduate studies at UA this summer. Congratulations Flor!
Gabrielle Covey, a student from UA, returned to our labs today for a ten-week REU summer research experience, during which she will continue her studies on the metal binding properties of a series of novel rhodamine dyes capable of fluorescence turn-on signaling.
Dr. Bonizzoni participated in the three-day PI workshop for the Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS) program at the NSF headquarters in Alexandria, VA. The workshop aims at bringing together principal investigators from funded INFEWS proposals to swap ideas, enhance collaborations, and plan for the program's future.
Xiaoli Liang, a graduate student in our group, was recognized with the third prize for her oral presentation at the 2018 Lester Andrews Graduate Research Symposium organized by Mississippi State University. Congratulation Xiaoli!
Addison Iszler, a senior at UA and an undergraduate researcher in our group for close to two years, has recently won the Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, the topmost UA award for undergraduate research. Addie's and the other awardees' accomplishments were recognized today at a luncheon hosted by UA President Stuart Bell.
Addison Iszler, an undergraduate researcher in our group working on the characterization of "knockout" analogues of PAMAM dendrimers who was recently recognized with the Randall research award, presented a poster at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities conference today on the UA campus. Good job Addie!
Today we learned that Addison Iszler, an undergraduate researcher that has been working in our group since last Spring, will be recognized by UA with the Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, the premier undergraduate research award on our campus, awarded annually to selected nominees across all disciplines on campus. This is an impressive recognition of her outstanding accomplishments, less than a year after she started her undergraduate research journey. Congratulations Addie!
Our paper on the thermodynamic origin of the selectivity (or lack thereof) of a transition metal based receptor to a series of anions, stemming from work done by Michele Invernici, a visiting graduate student from Italy who spent six months in our group, has been accepted for publication in Chemistry - a European Journal! Here is a link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201800067