April 2017: Disha (parmodulin project) and Jacob (bifunctional catalyst project) present posters at the Yao Yuan Biotech-Pharma symposium at University of Chicago.
April 2017: Lab undergrad. alumnus Ben Pleuhs wins the department inorganic chemistry undergrad. student of the year award.
April 2017: Jacob, Anson, Ben, and Mallory present posters on the Pyruvate Carboxylase project at the Marquette Biological Sciences undergraduate poster session.
April 2017: Trevor Foster wins a summer fellowship from Marquette University in support of his work on the parmodulin and bivalent ligand projects.
January 2017: Undergraduates Ryan Engel and Kricket Luckow join the lab.
October 2016: Chris presents a poster on the parmodulin project at the 17th Annual Great Lakes GPCR Retreat in Chicago.
October 2016: Disha and Eric present posters at the Chicago Organic Symposium hosted by Loyola University.
October 2016: Trevor Foster presents a poster at the Marquette Honors student symposium.
September 2016: Our participation in the new Marquette Experience in Drug Discovery and Development (ME(D)3) is kicked off by the start of medicinal chemistry research by undergraduates Jacob Anderson, Anson Bautista, Ben Lamb, Mallory Mews, who will be working with Ricardo and colleagues in the St. Maurice lab on the structure-based design of Pyruvate Carboxylase inhibitors.
August 2016: Chris presents a talk on the bifunctional catalysis project at the National ACS meeting in Philadelphia.
May 2016: Kaitlin Kentala graduates a year early with her B.S. in Biochemistry. Kaitlin is reluctantly departing Marquette and the Dockendorff Lab to start her graduate studies in Chemistry at the University of Chicago. Congratulations Kaitlin!
May 2016: Our full paper describing our collection of first-generation hybrid catalysts (Dennis Wiedenhoeft first author) is published in Tetrahedron: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tet.2016.05.014
April 2016: Kaitlin Kentala wins the Way Klingler College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar Award.
April 2016: Our first manuscript on hybrid catalysis (Dennis Wiedenhoeft first author) is published in Synthesis: http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0035-1560436
April 2016: Disha presents a poster on the parmodulin project at the Yao Yuan Biotech-Pharma symposium at University of Chicago-Illinois.
March 2016: Jacob Porter is nominated for the prestigious Eisch Fellowship.
March 2016: Our new Shimadzu prep. HPLC system has been installed and is firing on all cylinders. Thank you to Dennis and Disha for working to get everything operating smoothly.
January 2016: Mark Majewski joins the lab as a postdoctoral fellow after completing his dissertation with Prof. Marvin Miller (Notre Dame).
December 2015: Trevor Foster joins the lab as an undergraduate researcher.
November 2015: Ben Pleuhs and Kaitlin Kentala present posters on the parmodulin project at an undergraduate research poster session at Marquette.
October 2015: Jacob Porter passes his Ph.D. candidacy.
Fall 2015: Ricardo Rosas and Eric Greve join the lab as graduate students.
August 2015: NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute announces support of our studies on the modulation of protease-activated receptors (PARs): https://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?aid=8879915&icde=26981779&ddparam=&ddvalue=&ddsub=&cr=1&csb=default&cs=ASC
July 2015: Raj Virdi presents a poster on the aldol catalyst project at the McNair Scholars poster session at Marquette.
July 2015: ACS Petroleum Fund announces support of our hybrid catalysis project for carbon–carbon bond formation:
June 2015: Chris presents a poster and talk on the parmodulin project at the FASEB Proteases in Hemostasis and Vascular Biology conference in Keystone, CO.
May 2015: Disha Gandhi is awarded the R. A. Bournique Memorial and Denis J. O’Brien Summer Fellowship.
May 2015: Kaitlin Kentala is awarded a summer research grant by the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences for the proposal entitled, “Novel Modulators of Protease-Activated Receptor 1 (PAR1)”.
May 2015: Disha Gandhi and Jacob Porter are nominated for the R. Haymaker Award for top teaching assistant.
April 2015: NIH NCATS and the Clinical & Translational Institute of Southeast Wisconsin announce support of our new heterobivalent ligand project (in collaboration with Dr. Hartmut Weiler’s lab), with the goal of developing a new treatment for sepsis:
April 2015: Disha Gandhi presents a poster on the parmodulin project at the H. C. Brown lectures at Purdue University.
Spring 2015: Our proposal (Prof. Martin St. Maurice PI) for the Marquette Experience in Drug Discovery and Development (ME(D)3) is funded by the Marquette Innovation Fund. We will be spearheading the design and synthesis of novel Pyruvate Carboxylase (PC) inhibitors: http://www.marquette.edu/biology/undergrad-med3.shtml
March 2015: Disha Gandhi is nominated for the prestigious Eisch Fellowship.
Winter 2015: Adam Benoit (postdoc) departs to start a new position as a flow chemistry specialist with Sigma-Aldrich. Congratulations Adam!