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Congratulations to Dr. Natalia Tretyakova who has been elected as Chair-Elect for the American Chemical Society's Division of Chemical Toxicology. As Chair-Elect, Dr. Tretyakova will be responsible for aiding the Chair in running the Division of Chemical Toxicology for a period of two years (2019-2020) before assuming the role of Chair for another two years (2021-2022).
His research focuses on hazardous chemicals found in food, tobacco smoke, and medicinal herbs which metabolize in our bodies and cause genetic damage that can lead to cancer.
Congratulations to Dr. Natalia Tretyakova, who has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)! Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers and recognizes efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications that are scientifically or socially distinguished. Dr. Tretyakova was elected in the Section on Pharmaceutical Sciences for distinguished contributions to the field of chemical carcinogenesis and chemical biology.
Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers, and recognizes efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications that are scientifically or socially distinguished.
Dr. Natalia Tretyakova is coauthor on a number of articles published this October. Her coauthors include Medicinal Chemistry graduate students and postdocs Amanda Degner, Suresh Pujari, Christopher Seiler, Jenna Fernandez, Zoe Koerperich, and Shaofei Ji. You can read the abstracts below:
Dr. Rory Remmel is a coauthor on two articles recently published in the journal Clinical Transplantation on kidney transplantation:
Dr. Vadim Gurvich of the Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development is the principal investigator on a newly-awarded $647,667 National Institutes of Health contract for the development of a next-generation antidepressant. The work will be carried out in collaboration with Purdue University and a private company.
Dr. Jonathan L. Vennerstrom, an alumnus of the Medicinal Chemistry graduate program, has been awarded the American Chemical Society's 2019 Award for Creative Invention. Dr. Vennerstrom received his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota in 1985 with Dr. Thomas Holmes as his thesis advisor. He is now a Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. ACS Award recipients will be honored at the 257th ACS National Meeting in Orlando, FL on April 2nd, 2019.
Congratulations to Katlyn Fleming of the Haskell-Luevano Lab, who was awarded the 2018-2019 Rowell Graduate Fellowship! The fellowship was established by the family of pharmaceutical industrialist Theodore H. Rowell to support graduate students in the pharmaceutical sciences with an emphasis on drug delivery systems.
Congratulations to Sara Coulup (Georg Lab) and Jian Tang (Harki Lab), who were both selected to receive the 2018-2019 Bighley Graduate Fellowship! The fellowship was established in 2008 by Dr. Lyle D. Bighley and Sharon Bighley as a way to support graduate students working in the biomedical health sciences. It recognizes excellence in students conducting research in laboratories with an emphasis on collaborative and interdisciplinary work.