& Bioinorganic Chemistry
*Postdoc positions available: candidates with strong backgrounds in physical sciences and interests in biological systems are encouraged to apply*
- Congratulations to Danya on the acceptance of her paper by PNAS, in which she discovered a biased kinetic sampling mechanism by metalloregulators in controlling transcription.
- We welcome Dr. Xiangcheng Sun, from Chemical Engineering of Univ of Connecticut, joining us as a postdoc.
- Congratulations to Dr. Guokun Liu, a former postdoc, in becoming an Associate Professor in the College of Environment and Ecology at Xiamen University, China.
- We welcome Dr. Xiaohui Wang, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Nanjing Tech University, China, joining us as a Visiting Scientist.
- C&E News highlights Tai-Yen and Ace's research: "How Transcription Factors Depart Their Targets In Cells." Chemical & Engineering News, 2015, 93, 25.
- Cornell Chronicle highlights TaiYen and Ace's research:"Research finds protein regulation linked to cells' growth cycle," Cornell Chronicle, July 2015.
- Danya successfully defended her thesis. Congratulations!
- Congratulations to Tai-Yen and Ace on the acceptance of their paper by Nature Communications: "Concentration and chromosome-organization dependent regulator unbinding from DNA for transcription regulation in living cells."! It is a "heroic" effort, quoting one of the reviewers.
- Ace wins Simon Bauer Scholarship Award. Congratulations!
- The group bid farewell to Lukasz Krzeminski with a lunch at Mehak Cuisine.
- Former PhD student Aaron accepts a faculty position at William Jewell College. Congratulations to Aaron.
Honors Won by Group Members
- Nesha May Andoy: Tunis Wentink Prize for Outstanding Academic and Research Performance, 2010
- Jaime Benitez: NIH Molecular Biophysics Traineeship, 2006-2009; Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship, GRC, 2008
- Eric Choudhary: NSF IGERT Fellowship on Materials for a Sustainable Future, 2010-2012
- Aaron Keller: NIH Molecular Biophysics Traineeship, 2007-2009; Poster Award, Cell Biology of Metals Gordon Research
Conference, 2009; Poster Award, Graduate Association of Chemistry poster session, 2010
- Danya Martell Smart: NIH Chemistry and Biology Interfaces Traineeship,2011; Howard Neal Wachter Memorial Prize,2013; Bauer Scholarship Award, 2014
- Kaori Kubo: Heiwa Nakajima fellowship, 2011-2013
- Ace George Santiago: Simon Bauer Scholarship Award, 2015
- Justin Sambur: NSF postdoc fellowship, 2011
- Aleksandr Kalininskiy: Hughes Scholar, 2008
- Derek Klarin: Hughes Scholar, 2006
- Weilin Meng: Hill Fellowship for Undergraduate Summer Research, 2010
- "How Transcription Factors Depart Their Targets In Cells," Chemical & Engineering News, 2015, 93, 25.
- "Research finds protein regulation linked to cells' growth cycle," Cornell Chronicle, July 2015.
- "The Scientist: Prof. Peng Chen Studies Reactions On the Nanoscale", Cornell Daily Sun, March 19, 2014.
- "Imaging method identifies most active catalyst particles", Chemical & Engineering News, 2013, 91, 31.
- "Proteins barge in to turn off unneeded genes and save energy" by Bill Steele, Cornell Chronicle, September 5, 2012.
- "Study Reveals Understanding Surface Defects is Important to Design Better Fuel Cells" by Cameron Chai on Azom.com.
"Catalytic Particles Feature Spatial-Activity Hot Spots" by Mitch Jacoby, Chemical and Engineering News, 2012, 90, 53.
"Mapping the reactivity of single nanocatalysts" by Nina Notma, Chemistry World, February 22, 2012.
"To make better fuel cells, study the defects" by Bill Steele, Cornell Chronicle, February 20, 2012.
- “Picture perfect pentacene” by James Mitchell Crow, Chemistry World, January 2011, 46-49.
"Pinpointing catalytic reaction sites on carbon nanotube walls" by Michael Berger, Nanowerk, April 21, 2009.
"Single-Molecule Fluorescence Events Seen In Real Time" by Mitch Jacoby, Chemical& Engineering News, April 20, 2009, 87, 38.
"Catalytic behaviour of SWCNTs scrutinised" by Nina Notman, Chemistry World, April 20, 2009.
"Finding how carbon nanotubes work as catalysts could lead to cleaner fuels" by Bill Steele, Cornell Chronicle.
"Single nanocatalyst behavior revealed" by Nina Notman, Chemistry World, February 18, 2009.
Chemistry Today (in Japanese), February 2009, page 12. [pdf]
"Monitoring catalysis one particle at a time," Nanotechnology Alert, Jan 23, 2009, Frost & Sullivan.
"Scrutinizing Catalysts" by Mitch Jacoby, Chemical & Engineering News science highlight, 2008, 86, 9.
"When A Good Nanoparticle Goes Bad," National Science Foundation press release.
"New method can capture catalysis, one molecule at a time," by Bill Steele, Cornell Chronicle.
"When a Good Nanoparticle Goes Bad," news highlight by Cornell Center for Materials Research.
"Watching A Catalyst at Work," New Energy and Fuel.