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Jennifer Simpson has received research funding from the Dorothy Monroe Fund

Jennifer Simpson has received research funding from the Dorothy Monroe Fund, College of Arts and Sciences. Her research project focuses on measuring the…

Drs. Chiu and Jia receive NIH R15 grant award

Dr. Norman Chiu and Dr. Zhenquan Jia (Biology) recently received an NIH R15 grant award for their joint project entitled, “Novel Carbon Nanodots against…

Diana Kao has been awarded an NIH F31 Fellowship

Diana Kao has been awarded an NIH F31 Fellowship for her project entitled, “Pursuing Antivirulence of MRSA in Penicillium sp. with droplet-liquid microjunction-surface-sampling…

Emily Britton awarded 3 year F31NIH Fellowship Grant

Emily Britton, PhD student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was just awarded a 3 year F31 NIH Fellowship grant titled…

Dr. Nicholas Oberlies is UNCG’s inaugural member of the All-Southern Conference Faculty Team

Representatives from all 10 member schools were recognized by the league. All the recipients shared some common characteristics – demonstrated service to…

Nadjali Chung places 2nd at the UNCG Honors Symposium

Nadjali Chung, a Biochemistry Major, receives 2nd place in the category Science and Professional Schools for her presentation at the UNCG Honors Symposium

Wilson Brooks wins Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

Wilson Brooks wins the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for Junior Teaching Assistants

Joseph Mwangi awarded 2016 Summer Research Assistantship

Ph.D. student, Joseph Mwangi was awarded the 2016 Summer Research Assistantship from the Graduate School.

Vincent Sica wins Second Place in the Graduate School Three Minute Thesis Competition

PH.D. Student, Vincent Sica wins Second Place in the Graduate School Three Minute Thesis Competition, for his presentation “Accelerating Natural Product Drug Discovery: 6 Weeks to…

Drs. Oberlies and Nadja Cech have received an NIH U54 award

Drs. Oberlies and Nadja Cech have received an NIH U54 award from the NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). This is in collaboration…

Mary Lingerfelt received an award for Outstanding Pre-Doctoral Presentation

Mary Lingerfelt received an award for Outstanding Pre-Doctoral Presentation at the International Cannabinoid Research Society meeting in Nova Scotia this summer.

Dr. Kim Petersen has received NIH R15 funding

Dr. Kim Petersen has received NIH R15 funding for her project entitled “Asymmetric Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Lactones and Lactams Using a…

Drs. Nicholas Oberlies and Nadja Cech received research funding from the NC Biotechnology Center

Drs. Nicholas Oberlies and Nadja Cech received research funding from the NC Biotechnology Center for their project entitled, “New Strategies to Combat…

Dr. Patricia Reggio receives NIH RO1 funding

Dr. Patricia Reggio has received NIH RO1 funding for years 27 to 31 of her research project entitled, “Molecular Determinants of Cannabinoid…

Tory Strider awarded the 2015 Lilian Nile Undergraduate Research Assistantship

Tory Strider, a BS Biochemistry major, was awarded the 2015 Lilian Nile Undergraduate Research Assistantship this summer. She used the assistantship to participate in…

Conquering a Hidden Kingdom

Huzefa Raja and Nick Oberlies are, to borrow a biological term, symbionts. Raja, a mycologist, and Oberlies, a natural products chemist, depend on…

Natural Science

Growing up, Dr. Nadja Cech was always around herbs on her family’s farm. Lavender.Echinacea. Comfrey. Calendula. Black cohosh. Through the years, she…

Tyra Callaway: Going Global with Research

As a junior in high school, Tyra Callaway began her college search with one non-negotiable requirement in mind: undergraduate research. She didn’t…

UNCG Graduate Students Bring Computers to Kenya

For over 6 years, graduate students in the UNCG Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry have participated in the National Science Foundation-Sponsored GK12…

Dr. Nick Oberlies has been awarded a UNCG Research Excellence Award

Dr. Nicholas Oberlies is the 2014-15 Junior Research Excellence Award winner. He receives the award for his research on biologically active compounds…

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