- Martin Burke's Research Team Demonstrated that a Small Molecule Can Transport Iron in Human Cells and Live AnimalsMartin Burke's research team has demonstrated that a small molecule can transport iron in human cells and live animals when proteins that normally do the same job are missing, a condition that often causes severe anemia in patients.
Kenneth S. Suslick has been appointed the 76th Eastman Professor at the University of Oxford for the academic year 2018-2019.
- Paul Hergenrother's team reports that they now know how to build a molecular Trojan horse that can penetrate gram-negative bacteria, solving a problem that for decades has stalled the development of effective new antibiotics against these increasingly drug-resistant microbes.
Prashant Jain has received a 2017 Campus Distinguished Promotion Award.
- Jeffrey Moore, the Murchison-Mallory Professor of Chemistry, a professor of materials science and engineering, and a long-time Beckman faculty member, has been named director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.
Prashant Jain was chosen as the Kavli Foundation Emerging Lecturer for the Fall 2017 ACS meeting.
Martin Burke was announced as an inaugural faculty of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.
Steven C. Zimmerman spoke about his drug discovery efforts for myotonic dystrophy at the David Y. Gin Symposium.
- Scott Denmark has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- Catherine Jones Murphy named 2017 Materials Research Society Fellow.
David Sarlah named a 2017 Lincoln Excellence for Assistant Professors Scholar by the College of LAS.
- Martin Burke Proposes Billion-Dollar Project to Synthesize Most of the Known Organic Natural Products
Martin Burke proposes billion-dollar project to synthesize most of the hundreds of thousands of known organic natural products in search of new medicines.
Jeffrey Moore has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
- Paul Hergenrother received the 2017 ACS Cope Scholar Award for innovative use and application of organic synthesis to solve critical problems at the frontiers of chemical biology and translational drug discovery.