chemistry

Ahead of the Curve: High School Students Join Susan Odom's Lab

High School students Nina Elliott, and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Walsh joined assistant professor Susan Odom in her chemistry lab, a partnership made possible through Paul Laurence Dunbar High School's Math, Science, and Technology Center.

New Ruthenium-based Drugs Show Promise for Killing Cancer Cells

A new study by University of Kentucky researchers shows how light and strained ruthenium-based drugs may be more effective at fighting cancer cells and less toxic to healthy cells than a similar and widely used drug.

UK Project Receives $880,000 Grant From Department of Energy

Professors from the Department of Physics & Astronomy will collaborate on a 3-year project centered on fuel cycle research and development.

Chemistry Professor Awarded Grant From National Science Foundation

Chemistry Professor Yinan Wei recently received a $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for a study expected to generate some of the first ever data in her subject matter, which focuses on how proteins oligomerize in cell membrane, or in other words, how membrane-spanning proteins that function in units containing more than one subunit, assemble in nature.

Fabulous Catalysts and the NMR Lab: Anne-Frances Miller

In room 33 of the Chem-Phys building, you’ll find UK’s laboratory for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR). The facility's director is Anne-Frances Miller, an associate professor of both Chemistry and Biochemistry.

In this podcast, professor Miller talks about the wide range of applications of NMR, how researchers can use it, and about her own research on enzyme mechanics.

This podcast was produced by Stephen Gordinier.

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UK Chemistry Department Hosts Naff Symposium

Leading experts in chemistry involving metals and proteins will be the featured speakers at the symposium Friday, May 4, on UK's campus.

Improving General Chemistry with Stephen Testa

Over 2,500 students take introductory chemistry classes each semester. As the director of general chemistry, Stephen Testa oversees the planning and curricula of each of these introductory courses. In this interview, professor Testa discusses what he and his colleagues are doing to improve the grades, and the experiences, of students fulfilling their chemistry credits.

This podcast was produced by Stephen Gordinier.

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UK Professors Engage High School Science Teachers

The University of Kentucky Biology, Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry, and Psychology departments are reaching out to area high school science teachers and teaching them something new: what's new in science.

Intellectual Achievement Medallion to Go to UK Chemist

UK Libraries will recognize the accomplishments of UK chemist and educator John Anthony with the 2012 UK Libraries Medallion for Intellectual Achievement.

Fighting Alzheimer's with Antioxidants: Allan Butterfield

Allan Butterfield is UK's Alumni Association Endowed Professor of Biological Chemistry at UK, and the Director of the Center for Membrane Sciences.

The focus of his research is the study of oxidative stress on the brain, one of the main components of Alzheimer's Disease.

In this podcast, Professor Butterfield discusses his research group's experiments and results, and talks about fighting the disease by stimulating the brain's production of antioxidants.

This podcast was produced by Stephen Gordinier.

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