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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Congratulations to Ellie Hofer & Stephanie Breunig

Congratulations to two of our students who received awards from the 2015 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program: Ellie Hofer (Medicinal Chemistry graduate student in Wagner laboratory) - Awardee; and Stephanie Breunig (Chemistry undergraduate student in Harki laboratory) - Honorable Mention. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

New Drug for Pancreatic Cancer Takes the Stage for Clinical Trials

Dr. Gunda Georg is featured in a Masonic Cancer Center Article which discusses Minnelide, an investigational drug for pancreatic cancer patients. Minnelide is now entering a Phase IA clinical trial at the University of Minnesota.

Read the full story here: https://give.umn.edu/stories/curtain 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Mark Ericson Awarded Three-Year NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship

Congratulations to Mark Ericson, a postdoctoral fellow in the Haskell-Luevano laboratoray in Medicinal Chemistry, who has been awarded a prestigious three-year NIH NRSA postdoctoral fellowship for his project, "Molecular Probes of AGRP for Drug Discovery." He received a "perfect" score on his application which is extremely rare and distinctive. 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Congratulations to Mark Ericson

Please join us in congratulating Mark Ericson, an NIH postdoctoral fellow in the Haskell-Luevano laboratory, who was awarded the 2016 Robert M. Scarborough Graduate/Postgraduate Award for Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry. Along with the award recognition, Mark will also receive a commemorative plaque, an honorarium, and a travel award to attend the Fall National ACS Meeting where Mark will deliver an oral presentation during the MEDI Awards Session.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Vadim Gurvich Featured in Business Wire Story

Vadim Gurvich is featured in the BusinessWire story, "NIPTE Announces New President and Executive Director, Addition of University of Texas." 

Gunda Georg Quoted in News Articles

Gunda Georg is quoted in the following stories on getting closer to a birth control pill for men: NewsweekNew York Daily NewsMedical News TodayEvening StandardDaily MailInternational Business Times (UK) and The Australian.  

Georg and her colleagues also presented their findings during the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) 251st annual meeting and exposition. 

More than 100 media outlets, including Mic.com (New York, NY: 11.4 million unique monthly visits), Newsweek (U.S.: 4.8 million unique monthly visits), Daily Express (London, U.K.: 4.0 million unique monthly visits), Tech Times (New York, NY: 15.6 million unique monthly visits), RedOrbit (Dallas, TX: 7.6 million unique monthly visits), Vice (U.S.: 7.3 million unique monthly visits), News Medical (Sydney, Australia: 6.5 million unique monthly visits), The Sun (London, U.K.: 2.9 million unique monthly visits), El Mercurio (Santiago, Chile: 2.4 million unique monthly visits), The Times (London, U.K.: 465,900 unique monthly visits), The Australian (296,300 unique monthly visits), ABP Live (Mumbai, India: 228,600 unique monthly visits), Joe.ie (Dublin, Ireland: 111,800 unique monthly visits), Joe.co.uk (U.K.: 66,100 unique monthly visits), Jewish Business News (Tel Aviv, Israel: 46,900 unique monthly visits), and The Hans India (Hyderabad, India: 35,200 unique monthly visits) covered the story.

Gunda Georg is featured in the University of Minnesota Foundation story, "Curtain up: A new drug for pancreatic cancer takes the stage for clinical trials, thanks to the Masonic Cancer Center experts who developed it."  Dr. Georg is also featured in the Bath Chronicle story, "A birth control pill for men is on its way and it's going to change everything." 

Gunda Georg is featured in the Care2 story, "Coming Soon: More Birth Control Options for Men."

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Congratulations Kimberly Maize

Congratulations to Kimberly Maize, who was selected to receive the 2016 Abul-Hajj/Hanna Exceptional Graduate Student Award.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Recent ACS Chemical Biology Journal Publication - Narrated by Erick Carlson (Graduate student, Georg Lab)

Erick Carlson, a graduate  student in the Georg laboratory narrates a slide show about a recent l publication in the journal: ACS Chemical Biology.  
  • Manuscript ID: cb-2015-007483
  • Title: "The Fungal Sexual Pheromone Sirenin Activates the Human CatSper Channel Complex"
  • Author(s): Shameem Sultana Syeda, Erick J. Carlson, Melissa R. Miller, Rawle Francis, David E. Clapham, Polina V. Lishko, Jon E. Hawkinson, Derek Hook, Gunda I. Georg 
You can view the presentation via this link: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/suppl/10.1021/acschembio.5b00748 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Congratulations to Sara Coulup

Sara Coulup, a Medicinal Chemistry graduate student, has been awarded a 3-year NIH F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Fellowship.

Congratulations Kimberly Maize & Joseph Buonomo

Kimberly Maize and Joseph Buonomo, Medicinal Chemistry graduate students, are two of four Bighley Graduate Fellowship Award Winners for 2015-2016

William C.K. Pomerantz named Cottrell Scholar for 2016

Congratulations to Assistant Professor William C. K. Pomerantz. He is one of 24 professors from across the country to be admitted into the Cottrell Scholar program for 2016, and plans to use this award for an initiative entitled, "Fluorinated Peptides and Proteins for 19F MRI and Integrated research Experiences in an Organic Chemistry Lab Course"

William C.K. Pomerantz awarded McKnight Land Grant for 2016-18

Congratulations to Assistant Professor William C. K. Pomerantz. He is one of eight faculty members at the University of Minnesota to have been named McKnight Land Grant Professors for 2016-18.