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research members of the Martin Burke and Chad Rienstra research groupsIn collaboration, the Martin Burke and Chad Rienstra research groups have determined the mechanism by which amphotericin acts as a fungicide. Additionally, the Burke group has developed a derivative that could be less toxic to people. UIUC News Bureau article.
photo of Patricia BlairPatricia Blair received a 2014 ACS Women Chemists Committee/Eli Lilly Travel Grant. She is a graduate student in the Douglas Mitchell research group. She investigates the mechanism of action of plantazolicin against Bacillus anthracis.
photo Prashant Jain Prashant Jain is one of 23 chemists nationally awarded a prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. He was recognized for his work with nano-optics and molecular imaging. UIUC News Bureau article.
photo Zaida Luthey-Schulten and Taekjip HaZaida Luthey-Schulten and Taekjip Ha collaborated to determine how ribosomal RNA interacts with proteins for ribosome assembly. Their study was published in Nature. UIUC News Bureau article.
photo of self-healing plasticJianjun Cheng and colleagues are developing self-healing plastics using readily available components. They modify the molecular bonding so that re-bonding is easier. Their research may be found in the journal Nature Communications. UIUC News Bureau article, video.
book cover of Physics of Gas-Liquid FlowThomas J. Hanratty recently published the book "Physics of Gas-Liquid Flows". The book summarizes progress in the understanding of multiphase flows and contributes to the establishment of the discipline as a new branch of fluid dynamics. ChBE article.
photo Charles SchroederCharles Schroeder was named a Beckman Fellow in the Center for Advanced Study for the 2014-15 year. ChBE article.
photo of Huimin ZhaoHuimin Zhao will receive the 2014 Gaden Award for a paper that he and his colleagues wrote, "Cloning and characterization of a panel of constitutive promoters for applications in pathway engineering in Saccharomyces cerevisiae". ChBE article.
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