A collaboration between the Sweedler and the Rodriguez-Zas labs at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and the Pradhan lab at the University of Illinois at Chicago has identified genes that are involved in opioid-induced hyperalgesia, an abnormally increased sensitivity to pain.
- Professor Jonathan Sweedler is part of research seeking to identify the molecular pathways underlying opioid-induced hyperalgesia
- The Pan Research Group has recently developed a probe made of nanoparticles by crosslinking biliverdin molecules, which are pigments that exist naturally in the body.
- The Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is comprised of almost 30% international students.
- Originally from Central Mexico, Professor Joaquín Rodríguez-López grew up in Monterrey, the third-largest city in Mexico, famous for its industrial centers and mountains.
- Article written by Daniel Najera. Najera is a second-year graduate student in Professor Alison Fout's research group.
- Professor Sweedler will receive the award in December 2019 at the 49th Internationl Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques (HPLC) in Kyoto, Japan. He receives the award for his contributions to separation science and technology, with particular consideration given to developments of new methods and techniques.
- On July 2, 2019, President Donald J. Trump announced the recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). One of this years' recipients is Prashant Jain.
- Professor Jonathan Sweedler, along with two other Illinois researchers, explores how exercise may aid cognitionBeckman researchers across three labs will collaborate on a new project that will receive $400,000 from the National Institutes of Health.
- During the week of May 13-17, the Department of Chemistry Joint Safety Team (JST) and Department of Chemistry Graduate Student Advisory Committee (DCGSAC) co-hosted the 3rd Annual Safety Week.
- Prashant Jain & Sungju Yu have successfully used artificial photosynthesis to transform carbon dioxide into liquefiable fuelsChemists at the University of Illinois have successfully produced fuels using water, carbon dioxide and visible light through artificial photosynthesis.
- Professor Jefferson Chan received one of four 2019-20 Beckman Fellow awards which where announced by the Center for Advanced Study.
- Lucas Akin was one of seven graduate students who were chosen to receive the 2019 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellowships. The program offers University of Illinois graduate students at the M.A., M.S., or Ph.D. level the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary research at the institute.
- Douglas Chan and Rana Youssef, were among 12 students who were chosen to receive Beckman Institute student awards. The awards, which are presented to undergraduate and graduate students, will be presented during a reception in May.
- We are excited to announce that Dr. Mei Shen will join our analytical chemistry faculty and Dr. Angad Mehta will join our chemical biology faculty this summer.
- Zachary Gossage receives a 2019 American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Graduate FellowshipThis 2019 American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Analytical Chemistry (DAC) Graduate Fellowship, which was sponsored by the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, was given to Zachary Gossage, a 4th year graduate student in the Rodríguez-López group.