Flora's paper was accepted in Angewandte! A few edits and it will be ready for prime time. A great way to start the new year. Much more exciting chemistry to come this year!UPDATE: the paper is up online and designated a "Hot Paper." Please see the Publications page.
Stephanie was awarded an NIH Training Grant Fellowship through the BCP. Congrats to Stephanie and the BCP program for having the training grant renewed! (T32 GM008804)
The first batch of undergraduate student researchers have graduated. Congratulations to Hung, Iris, Prajwal, and Annie! On to bigger and better things.
Jie successfully defended his proposal and completed his oral comprehensive exam. Well done!
A big congrats to Iris for winning the yearly Biology, Engineering, and Chemical Undergraduate Research (BECUR) conference poster competition.
Both Bereket and Mehrdad completed their oral comprehensive exams. Next (official) step, dissertation. Next (real) step, lots more research! Hurray!
Congrats to Ahad and Stephanie on their paper that was recently accepted in Org. Lett.! Keep your eyes on the ASAPs for, "A traceless Staudinger ligation to deliver diazirines."
In a stunning upset that will certainly send shockwaves through the amateur geek-league sports world, the Heien group beat the Jewett lab at beach volleyball in the inaugural CBC Cup challenge this past Saturday afternoon. The best of three match was interrupted briefly by a passing monsoon and the play was best characterized as sporadic. The CBC Cup, a phoenix rising from the ashes of the storeroom junk pile, envisioned, designed and built by the Jewett lab will be taking a place in the Heien trophy case waiting for the next group to levy a challenge and win this trophy of trophies.
CBC Cup Rules: The current holders of the cup (in this case, the Heien group) can be challenged in any sport by any CBC group with no direct challenge-backs. They have to accept the challenge, but if multiple challenges are made with a one-week period then they can chose the challenge that they wish to accept. Smaller CBC groups may challenge as combined teams provided they clearly indicate where the coveted cup will find a home in the event that they win the challenge. In the spirit of the CBC Cup the PIs should be involved in the event, either as player, coach or cheerleader. Taunting and trash talk is not in the spirit of the cup unless it is science-related taunting or trash talk.
Flora has successfully completed her oral comprehensive exam and is a full doctoral candidate!
Congratulations to Stephanie on receiving a Biological Chemistry Program (BCP) graduate fellowship! See here for the official page: http://www.cbc.arizona.edu/news/2013_bcp_training_grant_fellowships
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