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April 2015 Undergraduate student, Quan "Sean" Dao, is selected as a 2015 Faith Award recipient of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He will be recognized during the 10th annual CNMS Student Recognition Day on May 1. Congratulations, Sean!

March 2015  Graduate students, Anand Sundaram, presented his research on posters at the ASBMB - Experimental Biology 2015, Boston, MA. An undergraduate student, Julio Ramirez, was shared authorship on his poster as well.

March 2015 Danielle Schmitt gave a talk at the Graduate Research Conference at UMBC.

March 2015
Dr. An
volunteered to judge posters at the Science Fair held at the Centennial Lane Elementary School, Ellicott City, MD.

March 2015 Syrena Bracey is accepted for the Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Congratulations, Syrena!


March 2015 Gabriella Balaa is accepted for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at the Rockefeller University. Congratulations, Gabby!

March 2015 Two undergraduate researchers in the lab,  Syrena Bracey and Gabriella Balaa, are selected for the Undergraduate Research Award (URA) scholars at UMBC. Congratulations, Gabby and Syrena!

March 2015 Dr. An hosted a seminar speaker, Dr. Matthew Vander Heiden, from Department of Biology at MIT.

March 2015 Dr. An hosted a seminar speaker, Dr. Maciek Antoniewicz, from Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware.

February 2015  Graduate students, Danielle Schmitt, presented her research on posters at the Biophysical Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

January 2015 Dr. An served as a panel for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

January 2015 Dr. An was invited to give a talk at the Protein Society Symposium - Protein Meet-Up, University of Maryland Baltimore County. Graduate students, Casey, Anand and Danielle, in Dr. An lab also presented their research on posters.

January 2015 Dr. An and group members participated in the 4th Annual 2014 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Retreat at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.


December 2014 Congratulations to Minjoung, Sarah, Casey and Nopondo on their recent manuscript. It was just accepted for publication in the American Chemical Society journal "Biochemistry." Of particular, Sarah and Nopondo were undergraduate researchers when they participated in this research.

December 2014 Graduate student, Danielle Schmitt, successfully passed the Advancement to Candidacy Exam. Congratulation, Danielle!

December 2014 Graduate student, Danielle Schmitt, presented her research at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in Philadelphia, PA. An undergraduate student, Julio Ramirez, was shared authorship on her poster as well.

December 2014 Dr. An was invited to give a talk in the Special Interest Subgroup E on the Compartmentalization and Filamentation of Metabolic Pathways at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology. (Organizer: Dr. Ji-Long Liu; MRC Functional Genomics Unit, University of Oxford, UK).

December 2014 Dr. An was invited to serve as an editorial board member of F1000Research.

November 2014 Dr. An hosted a seminar speaker, Dr. Erin Green, from Department of Biological Sciences at UMBC.

November 2014 Dr. An hosted a seminar speaker, Prof. Jin Zhang, from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

October 2014 Dr. An volunteered to judge posters at the Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences. 

October 2014 Graduate student, Danielle Schmitt, has won the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Graduate Travel Award to attend the National Meeting in Philadelphia this December. Congratulation, Danielle!

September 2014 Dr. An officiated as a moderator the Keynote forum, served as a scientific adviser, and presented a seminar at the 5th World Congress on Bioavailability and Bioequivalence Pharmaceutical R&D Summit, Baltimore, MD, USA.

September 2014 Graduate student, Anand Sundaram, successfully passed the Advancement to Candidacy Exam. Congratulation, Anand!

August 2014 Ms. Syrena Bracey, a Meyerhodd/HHMI Scholar, presented her summer project at the thirteenth Annual UMBC Summer Undergraduate Research Fest.

August 2014 Dr. An participated in the CSHL Meeting - Mechanisms and Models of Cancer, Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

July 2014 Undergraduate student, Mr. Bobby Kwan, accepted a Lab Research Technician position at the Center for Biomolecular Therapeutics, the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Congratulation, Bobby!

July 2014 Dr. An was selected as a member of Global Technology Cooperation group by the Korean Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT).

July 2014 Dr. An was invited as an editorial board member for the American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (Science Publications).

May 2014 Ms. Syrena Bracey, a Meyerhodd/HHMI Scholar, joined the lab for undergraduate research experience.

May 2014  Graduate students, Anand, Casey and Danielle, in Dr. An lab presented their research on posters at the 7th Frontiers at the Chemistry-Biology Interface Symposium .

April 2014 Dr. An and group members participated in a workshop at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: the MALDI-Mass Spectrometry Imaging of Drug Metabolism.

April 2014 Dr. An hosted a visiting scientist, Dr. Moonhee Kim, from Stanford University.

March 2014 Ms. Syrena Bracey joined the lab for rotation as an undergraduate Meyerhoff/HHMI scholar.

March 2014 Dr. An hosted a visiting scientist, Dr. Wan-Kyu Oh, from University of Maryland, College Park.

March 2014  Graduate students, Anand, Casey and Danielle, in Dr. An lab presented their research on posters at the UMBC Graduate Research Conference.

March 2014  Anand presented his research at the Chemistry-Biology Interface program.

March 2014 Mr. Sean Dao and Ms. Gabriella Balaa joined the lab for undergraduate research experience.

March 2014 Dr. An volunteered to judge at the Science Fair, Centennial Lane Elementary School, Ellicott City, MD.

February 2014 Dr. An was honored to give a student-invited seminar in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (Host: Graduate Student Association).

February 2014 Ms. Jasmine Chaudhary joined the lab for high-school research experience.

January 2014 Dr. An was invited as an editorial board member for the Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics (Annex Publishers).

January 2014 Dr. An was invited to give a talk in the 3rd Annual 2014 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Retreat at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Graduate students, Casey, Anand and Danielle, in Dr. An lab also presented their research on posters.

January 2014 Mr. Julio Ramirez joined the lab for undergraduate research experience.


December 2013 Dr. An was invited to serve as an editorial board of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) for the Chemistry in Cancer Research (CICR) working group.