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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Dr. Chenggu Xing - NCI Grant

Professor Chengguo (Chris) Xing received $1,738,500 from the National Cancer Institute for his research project, "Dihydromethysticin (DHM) for Lung Cancer Chemoprevention."

Monday, May 18, 2015

Med Chem professors honored

Professor Chris Xing was named professor of the year and professor of fall semester 2014 by the PharmD Twin Cities class of 2016. The PharmD Duluth class of 2018 named professor David Ferguson their professor of fall semester 2014 (tied with Jon Schommer).

Adam Zarth - Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Graduate student Adama Zarth, member of Stephen Hecht's lab, was awarded a 2015-16 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.

Dr. Philip Portoghese among top pharmacy professors

Distinguished Professor Phil Portoghese was named one of the top 25 pharmacy professors by Medical Technology Schools.

Dr. Barry Finzel - USenate Representative

Professor Barry Finzel has been nominated to serve a three-year term as a USenate representative for the College of Pharmacy.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Stephanie Breunig - UROP Award

Harki group undergraduate student Stephanie Breunig has been awarded $1,700 from the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) for her project "The Synthesis of APOBEC3G Reversible Covalent Inhibitors."

Laura Burnes - SELP Award

Student worker Laura Burnes received a SELPie award on May 7th at the annual Student Employee Recognition Event. The Student Employee Leadership Program (SELP) recognizes student employees who go above and beyond expectations in their work at the university.

Monday, May 4, 2015

John Widen - MEDI Travel Grant

Graduate student John Widen, member of the Harki lab, received a $1,000 travel grant from the Division of Medicinal Chemistry (MEDI) to attend the 2015 National American Chemical Society  Meeting which will be held in Boston this August. John will present a poster of his research.

Dr. Stephen Hecht - Wisconsin Public Radio

Stephen Hecht was quoted in the story "Wisconsin Lawmakers Work to Catch Up With the E-cigarette Boom," on Wisconsin Public Radio and in the Superior Telegram. Dr. Hecht is a professor in the Masonic Cancer Center and graduate faculty member in the department of medicinal chemistry. 

Dr. Dan Harki - NIH R01 Grant

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded Dan Harki, assistant professor, a 5-year, 1.7-million-dollar NIH R01 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for his project "Chemical Interrogation of Human DNA Cytosine Deaminases."