Name: Elizabeth Kathleen Neumann. Year: Third Year. Hometown: Moorpark, California. Why Illinois? The environment seemed very supportive and interdisciplinary.
- Name: Ashley Lenhart. Year: Senior. Hometown: Watseka, IL. Why Illinois? I had ‘chemistry’ with the campus and opportunities immediately.
- Jonathan Sweedler receives an American Diabetes Association Pathway Visionary Award for his research project titled "Unraveling Diabetes Progression a Cell at a Time."
- Two University of Illinois faculty members with ties to the Department of Chemistry were named to the 2017 Power List, the “Magnificent Tens” published by The Analytical Scientist magazine.
- The National Science Foundation recently granted the University of Illinois $3 million for an interdisciplinary graduate student training program to help form new insight on the brain—and to expand participation in the field of brain science itself.
- Martin Gruebele, Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, and Catherine Murphy Elected as Center for Advanced Study ProfessorsEvery few years, CAS elects a few campus faculty to the position of permanent CAS Professor. Jonathan Sweedler is currently a CAS Professor. He will be joined by three new CAS Professors: Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, Catherine Murphy, and Martin Gruebele.
- Jonathan V. Sweedler, Professor of Chemistry and Director of the School of Chemical Sciences, received a NIH grant for his BRAIN Initiative: Integrated Multimodal Analysis of Cell and Circuit-Specific Processes in Hippocampal Function.
- Researchers at the Beckman Institute have received more than $2 million dollars over three years from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) BRAIN Initiative in order to develop an analytical platform that can lead to new insights in neuroscience and create diagnostic and therapeutic opportunities in treating neurological diseases.
- Professor Jonathan Sweedler has been named to win this year’s Malcom E. Pruitt Award.
- Scientists have sequenced the genomes of nearly 6,900 organisms, but they know the functions of only about half of the protein-coding genes thus far discovered. Now a multidisciplinary effort involving 15 scientists from three institutions has begun chipping away at this mystery – in a big way.
- Jonathan Sweedler, Eiszner Family Chair in Chemistry and Director of the School of Chemical Sciences, has been named a permanent member of the Center for Advanced Study faculty.
- Professor Jonathan Sweedler is part of a group of UI researchers led by Cell and Developmental Biology Professor Martha Gilette that have studied metabolism's effect on the body's circadian rhythm.
- Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a method for culturing mammalian neurons in chambers not much larger than the neurons themselves.
- Neil Kelleher will be awarded the 2006 Arthur F. Findeis Award for Achievements by a Young Analytical Scientist at the March National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Atlanta, Georgia.
- "Seeking the D Isomer: Sensitive, downscaled techniques locate D-amino acids in single neurons and subcellular sites," is the Sept. 26th C & E News article describing the research of Jonathan Sweedler.