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Kami Hull has won a 2017 Amgen Young Investigator Award. The award recognizes young chemists who are making significant contributions to the field of organic chemistry and pharmaceutical research. Hull
Hammes-Schiffer Sharon Hammes-Schiffer has been selected as the winner of the 2019 G.M. Kosolapoff Award by the Auburn Local Section of the American Chemical Society and Auburn University. This award, named after Gennady Michael Kosolapoff, a former professor at Auburn University and a pioneer of organophosphorus chemistry, is the highest honor presented by their local section.

Martin Burke's research team has demonstrated that a small molecule can transport iron in human cells and live animals when proteins that normally do the same job are missing, a condition that often causes severe anemia in patients. Such “molecular prosthetics” might treat a host of incurable diseases caused by protein deficiencies, such as anemias, cystic fibrosis or certain types of heart disease. LAS News
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Ken Suslick Kenneth S. Suslick has been appointed the 76th Eastman Professor at the University of Oxford for the academic year 2018-2019. The Eastman Professorship is one of the world's most respected visiting professorships, which brings “an American scholar of the highest distinction” to the University of Oxford each year in any field of study.

Antibiotic Breakthrough: team discovers how to overcome gram-nagative bacterial defenses. Paul Hergenrother's team reports that they now know how to build a molecular Trojan horse that can penetrate gram-negative bacteria, solving a problem that for decades has stalled the development of effective new antibiotics against these increasingly drug-resistant microbes. Illinois News Bureau

Jain Prashant Jain has won a 2017 Campus Distinguished Promotion Award. This award is given each year to a very few of the faculty on campus whose contributions were truly exceptional in terms of quality of work and overall achievement.
Alumnus Karol Sokolowski received a Chemistry High Achievement scholarship from an anonymous donor that allowed him to finish his undergraduate education in chemistry. The annual scholarship is among the largest private scholarships on campus. LAS News Karol Sokolowski

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