Awards Committee in the Department of Chemistry recommends the appointment of Professor Douglas Mitchell, who is doing world-class work on lasso peptides and other medicinally important chemistry that could lead to development of stable peptides as drug leads.
In the next academic year, two new junior faculty members will be joining the Department of Chemistry.
Mikael Backlund will start this fall after completing his post-doctoral work at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and Nicholas Jackson will join the department in the spring semester from Argonne National Laboratory.
A senior researcher with appointments in biomedical engineering, chemistry and cell and developmental biology at Northwestern University, Alumnus Milan Mrksich was serving as interim when he was officially named vice president of research on May 14, 2020.
The Sweedler Research Group has developed a new technique to measure the amount and distribution of lipids in rat brain samples. The technique can have potential applications in determining how the lipids change as a result of exposure to drugs of abuse.
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