FACULTY POSITION IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Miami University – Oxford Campus, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applicants with a Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral experience in chemistry or related areas for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting August 2017.

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FACULTY POSITION IN NMR STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY

Miami University – Oxford Campus, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applicants with a Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral experience in chemistry, biochemistry or related areas for a tenure-track Assistant  Professor position starting August 2017.

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Undergraduate Open House

The department's annual Open House for prospective undergraduates will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017. This is a great opportunity for students interested in majoring in chemistry or biochemistry to see our facilities, ask burning questions, and meet with current faculty and students in an informal setting. The open house follows one of the Make It Miami sessions (on Friday, April 7), so visiting prospective students and their families can spend a couple of days in the area and learn what we have to offer.

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Summer REU Program

The department is currently accepting applications for our Research Experiences for Undergraduates program funded by the National Science Foundation. The program is open to students enrolled at any US college or university and will be held May 31–August 4, 2017.

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2017 James Hershberger Memorial Award

Rachel Polak (Biochemistry major with Spanish/Molecular Biology minors) was awarded the 2017 James Hershberger Memorial Undergraduate Research award.

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2017-2018 Beckman Scholars

Miami University students Callie Miller and Audrey Short have been selected as 2017-2018 Beckman Scholars.

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Our 15 Most-Recent Publications

Extraction of Thermodynamic Parameters of Protein Unfolding Using Parallelized Differential Scanning Fluorimetry
Wright, Thaiesha A.; Stewart, Jamie M.; Page, Richard C.; Konkolewicz, Dominik
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS, 2017, 8, 553-558

Unraveling the CHIP:Hsp70 complex as an information processor for protein quality control
VanPelt, Jamie; Page, Richard C.
BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-PROTEINS AND PROTEOMICS, 2017, 1865, 133-141

Paramagnetic Resonance of Cobalt(II) Trispyrazolylmethanes and Counterion Association
Marts, Amy R.; Kaine, Joshua C.; Baum, Robert R.; Clayton, Vivien L.; Bennett, Jami R.; Cordonnier, Laura J.; McCarrick, Robert; Hasheminasab, Abed; Crandall, Laura A.; Ziegler, Christopher J.; Tierney, David L.
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 2017, 56, 618-626

Biochemical characterization and zinc binding group (ZBGs) inhibition studies on the catalytic domain of MMP7 (cdMMP7)
Meng, Fan; Yang, Hao; Jack, Colin; Zhang, Huaqun; Moller, Abraham; Spivey, Devin; Page, Richard C.; Tierney, David L.; Crowder, Michael W.
JOURNAL OF INORGANIC BIOCHEMISTRY, 2016, 165, 7-17

Probing the Local Secondary Structure of Human Vimentin with Electron Spin Echo Envelope Modulation (ESEEM) Spectroscopy
Liu, Lishan; Hess, John; Sahu, Indra D.; FitzGerald, Paul G.; McCarrick, Robert M.; Lorigan, Gary A.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 2016, 120, 12321-12326

AIM-1: An Antibiotic-Degrading Metallohydrolase That Displays Mechanistic Flexibility
Selleck, Christopher; Larrabee, James A.; Harmer, Jeffrey; Guddat, Luke W.; Mitic, Natasa; Helweh, Waleed; Ollis, David L.; Craig, Whitney R.; Tierney, David L.; Pedroso, Marcelo Monteiro; Schenk, Gerhard
CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, 2016, 22, 17704-17714

Chemical shift assignments of the homodimer protein SP_0782 (7-79) from Streptococcus pneumoniae
Li, Shuangli; Ramelot, Theresa A.; Kennedy, Michael A.; Liu, Maili; Yang, Yunhuang
BIOMOLECULAR NMR ASSIGNMENTS, 2016, 10, 341-344

Visible and sunlight driven RAFT photopolymerization accelerated by amines: kinetics and mechanism
Allegrezza, Michael L.; DeMartini, Zachary M.; Kloster, Alex J.; Digby, Zachary A.; Konkolewicz, Dominik
POLYMER CHEMISTRY, 2016, 7, 6626-6636

Beyond academic tracking: using cluster analysis and self-organizing maps to investigate secondary students' chemistry self-concept
Nielsen, Sara E.; Yezierski, Ellen J.
CHEMISTRY EDUCATION RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, 2016, 17, 711-722

Organic chemistry students' fragmented ideas about the structure and function of nucleophiles and electrophiles: a concept map analysis
Anzovino, Mary E.; Bretz, Stacey Lowery
CHEMISTRY EDUCATION RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, 2016, 17, 1019-1029

The PHD Finger Protein MMD1/DUET Ensures the Progression of Male Meiotic Chromosome Condensation and Directly Regulates the Expression of the Condensin Gene CAP-D3
Wang, Jun; Niu, Baixiao; Huang, Jiyue; Wang, Hongkuan; Yang, Xiaohui; Dong, Aiwu; Makaroff, Christopher; Ma, Hong; Wang, Yingxiang
PLANT CELL, 2016, 28, 1894-1909

Ionic self-assembly reactions of a porphyrin octacation
Frigerio, Christian; Santos, Joao P. G.; Quaresma, Pedro; Rebelo, Susana L. H.; Gomes, Ana; Eaton, Peter; Pereira, Eulalia; Carvalho, Patricia A.; Shelnutt, John A.; Jiang, Lin; Wang, Hong; Medforth, Craig J.
TETRAHEDRON, 2016, 72, 6988-6995

Adsorption of bisphenol A and ciprofloxacin by palygorskite-montmorillonite: Effect of granule size, solution chemistry and temperature
Berhane, Tedros M.; Levy, Jonathan; Krekeler, Mark P. S.; Danielson, Neil D.
APPLIED CLAY SCIENCE, 2016, 132, 518-527

Tuning the size of styrene-maleic acid copolymer-lipid nanoparticles (SMALPs) using RAFT polymerization for biophysical studies
Craig, Andrew F.; Clark, Emily E.; Sahu, Indra D.; Zhang, Rongfu; Frantz, Nick D.; Al-Abdul-Wahid, M. Sameer; Dabney-Smith, Carole; Konkolewicz, Dominik; Lorigan, Gary A.
BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-BIOMEMBRANES, 2016, 1858, 2931-2939

Glycan Specificity of P[19] Rotavirus and Comparison with Those of Related P Genotypes
Liu, Yang; Ramelot, Theresa A.; Huang, Pengwei; Liu, Yan; Li, Zhen; Feizi, Ten; Zhong, Weiming; Wu, Fang-Tzy; Tan, Ming; Kennedy, Michael A.
JOURNAL OF VIROLOGY, 2016, 90, 9983-9996