Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Chemistry and Biochemistry

CSUN with a Heart: The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, along with the university, is concerned about the well-being of our students. Please feel free to express those concerns when you obtain advisement this semester. In addition we have compiled a list of key resources here (or you can download our PDF). 





April 20, 2024: Dr Crowhurst has published a paper with her graduate student Hiep Nguyen.  The research article, titled "Solution NMR chemical shift assignment of apo and molybdate-bound ModA at two pHs", can be found in the journal Biomolecular NMR Assignments and is currently available online.  The figure, above, comes from the article; it shows the effect of adding a molybdate ion at the center of the ModA protein - the impact is felt not only in the area surrounding the ion, but also at remote sites.

January 14, 2024: Dr. Abrol has published a book chapter with former undergraduate student Caesar Tawfeeq (currently in UCSD PhD program), with contributions from our NIH collaborators Drs. Youkharibache, Song, Khaniya, Madej, and Wang. The chapter, titled "Towards a structural and functional analysis of the immunoglobulin-fold proteome", is published in Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology Volume 138 on Functional Proteomics. The image shown above is Figure 1 from that chapter, showing the evolutionarily conserved Immunoglobulin fold.

December 22, 2023: Congratulations to Joseph Serrano, who successfully completed and defended his Master's thesis this semester!  Joseph was a member of the Garrett lab, and additionally performed some of his research at Caltech to earn his MS Chemistry degree. Best of luck, Joseph, in your career!

December 18, 2023: Dr Eller has been awarded a NSF-CAREER grant for his project titled "CAREER: Evaluating Molecular Homogeneity in Three Nanometric Dimensions Using Nano-Projectile Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry". The grant begins in June 2024 and is worth almost $600,000 over 5 years.  This marks the third faculty member to be awarded the prestigious NSF-CAREER award in recent years. A big congratulations to Dr. Eller and his research students, who will also benefit from this award! 


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