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Women in Leadership XIX Participant

Women in Leadership XIX Participant

Bernandie Jean will be participating in the CORO Pittsburgh Women in Leadership XIX cohort for this year. This year-long program is focused on providing women with the opportunity to refine their personal and professional leadership competencies, learn about the Southwestern Pennsylvania community, and connect with other women from diverse backgrounds. Good luck to Bernandie as […]

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Article Publication

Article Publication

Job well done to Bernandie Jean, a co-author on a paper published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. The article, titled ‘2-Substituted 3β-Aryltropane Cocaine Analogs Produce Atypical DAT Inhibitor Effects Without Inducing Inward-Facing DAT Conformations’, can be read here.

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Senior Undergraduate Brian Adams Recognized for his Work

Senior Undergraduate Brian Adams Recognized for his Work

Brian’s research in the lab has revolved around bringing applications of video gaming to the scientific community. Brian has been using the Oculus Rift virtual reality technology to develop an educational tool to help provide a better understanding of how the basic components of chemistry work, essentially creating a 3D world to interact with proteins […]

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Review Article Publication

Review Article Publication

Job well done to Mike Wasko and Kendy Pellegrene for publishing their first paper. Their review, titled, A role for fragment-based drug design in developing novel lead compounds for central nervous system targets was published in Neuropharmacology in September of 2015. Read the article

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Welcome to Our New Students

Welcome to Our New Students

Welcome to Amanda Dumi and Shiv Upadhyay, who joined the lab in September 2015 as first-year graduate students. We wish them luck in their graduate careers!

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Departmental S-STEM Fellow

Departmental S-STEM Fellow

Matthew Srnec will be serving his third year as the graduate student S-STEM fellow in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. This program focuses on mentoring and motivating academically talented, but financially disadvantaged undergraduate students, aiding them to achieve their optimal academic performance and preparing them for future careers in the sciences.

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Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)

Dr. Madura received great honor being named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Fellow status acknowledges outstanding contribution to or advancement of the chemical sciences. The Fellow status is given to those who have demonstrated a high level of accomplishment as a professional chemist. Congratulations to Dr. Madura!

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2015 Phi Lambda Upsilon (PLU) Symposium Poster Award Winner

2015 Phi Lambda Upsilon (PLU) Symposium Poster Award Winner

Emily Benner was this year’s recipient of the Duquesne University PLU Graduate Student Symposium award for Outstanding Computational Chemistry Poster. Every year, an award is given to the most outstanding poster in each of the different disciplines of chemistry. Emily has won this award for the second year in a row (2014, 2015).

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Congratulations to Andrew Glaid and Marco Acevedo – Class of 2015

Congratulations to Andrew Glaid and Marco Acevedo – Class of 2015

Andrew graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in chemistry and a double minor in mathematics and history. He will be joining the chemistry graduate program at the University of Pennsylvania this fall. Marco graduated with a B.S. in biochemistry and a minor in mathematics, and he will be continuing his education here at Duquesne […]

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First Annual EH&S Chemistry Department Safety Award Winner

First Annual EH&S Chemistry Department Safety Award Winner

In 2015, the Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Department on campus recognized an outstanding individual from the departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacology for their dedication to safety. Matthew Srnec was this year’s Chemistry Department recipient. As member and president of the department’s Safety Committee, Matt is deserving of this recognition.

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Andrew Glaid Wins Undergraduate COMP Division ACS Award

Andrew Glaid Wins Undergraduate COMP Division ACS Award

Congratulations to Andrew Glaid for winning the COMP Division’s Undergraduate Research Poster Award at the 249th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Denver, Colorado. This award was for his poster titled “Impact of substituent size and electronegativity on the band gap of TiO2 polymorphs.”

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Chuck Cooper Foundation Scholarship Winner

Chuck Cooper Foundation Scholarship Winner

Bernandie Jean, a fourth-year graduate student in the lab, has been awarded the Chuck Cooper Foundation Scholarship for the second year in a row (2014, 2015). This scholarship is awarded every February to African-American students who are enrolled in or are planning to enroll in a Master’s level program or higher at different universities across […]

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Congratulations to Dr. Kalyan Immadisetty

Congratulations to Dr. Kalyan Immadisetty

In January of 2015, Kalyan Immadisetty successfully defended his doctoral thesis, “Modeling the Binding of Inhibitors/Drugs to the Human Serotonin Transporter”. Congratulations on this accomplishment, Kalyan, and we wish you all the best!

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Duquesne Office of Research Hall of Fame Inductee

Duquesne Office of Research Hall of Fame Inductee

Congratulations to Dr. Madura for receiving the Duquesne University Office of Research “Hall-of-Fame” award in 2014!

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2014 Graduate Student Research Symposium Award Winner

2014 Graduate Student Research Symposium Award Winner

Emily Benner was the recipient of a 2014 Graduate Student Research Symposium Poster Award. This annual symposium is University-wide and features research from students in all graduate programs. Awards are presented to students in different disciplines, and Emily was one of the 2 awardees for Excellence in Graduate Studies in the Bayer School of Natural […]

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2014 Pittsburgh Award Winner, Dr. Jeffry D. Madura

2014 Pittsburgh Award Winner, Dr. Jeffry D. Madura

Dr. Jeffry D. Madura was the recipient of the 2014 ACS Pittsburgh Section Pittsburgh Award for outstanding service to Chemistry. This award, established in 1932, is to recognize outstanding leadership in chemical affairs in the local professional community. The award is presented annually at a Pittsburgh Section dinner open to the public. Pictured is the […]

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Marco Acevedo Receives Diversity Awards

Marco Acevedo Receives Diversity Awards

Senior Marco Acevedo has been recognized as a recipient of the University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs Spirit of Diversity Award (pictured left). Marco has also been recognized by the Center for Student Involvement as a recipient of the 2014/15 Student Organization Program of the Year Award for Diversity Day 2015 (pictured right). Congratulations to Marco […]

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2014 Phi Lambda Upsilon (PLU) Symposium Poster Award Winners

2014 Phi Lambda Upsilon (PLU) Symposium Poster Award Winners

Matthew Srnec and Emily Benner were the recipients of awards for outstanding posters in Interdisciplinary Chemistry (Matt), and Computational Chemistry (Emily) at the first annual PLU Graduate Student Symposium. Every year, an award will be presented to the most outstanding poster in each of the different disciplines of chemistry.

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Lambert F. Minucci Endowed Chair in Engineering & Computational Sciences

Lambert F. Minucci Endowed Chair in Engineering & Computational Sciences

In 2013, Dr. Jeffry D. Madura was named the inaugural Lambert F. Minucci Endowed Chair in Engineering & Computational Sciences. The chair was established in 2013 through a generous gift from the estate of Lambert F. Minucci, class of ’70, a retired mathematician and chemical engineer with PPG Industries who earned his master’s degree in […]

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