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Vivero lab published in Journal of Materials Chemistry B

   November 25, 2019

Chronic liver dysfunction often begins with hepatic fibrosis. A pivotal event in the progression of liver fibrosis and cirrhosis is hepatic stellate cell (HSC) activation and secretion of extracellular matrix proteins, including tenascin-C (TnC). TnC is often chosen as a therapeutic target for treatment of liver disease. TnC is minimally detected in healthy...

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Congratulations to Margaret Kocherga and Morgan Chandler for getting first place at the Poster 2.0 Competition!

   November 25, 2019
Congratulations to Margaret Kocherga and Morgan Chandler for tying for first place at the
Poster 2.0 Competition! This competition is inspired by the ...

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Congratulations Abhishek Shibu for winning the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition!

   November 22, 2019

Abhishek Shibu of the Walter lab won both first place and the people’s choice award at the 3MT with his "Let There Be 'BLUE' Light" presentation. Abhishek will now go on to compete in the 3MT regionals and represent UNC Charlotte. For information, click ...

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Dr. Walter Publishes Paper in JACS

   November 18, 2019

The Walter lab recently published a paper in the Journal American Chemical Society (JACS). Here is a brief description of the paper.

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Dr. Cooper Published in Analytical Chemsitry

   October 29, 2019

Dr. Cooper recently published an article in Analytical Chemistry:

Tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) can be used to identify metabolites in biological samples by searching against a library of spectra obtained from known compounds. But the best match from a library search is guaranteed to be incorrect if the unknown is not (yet) in any library. This paper presents a novel "hybrid"...

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Dr. Afonin Receives UNC System Inter-Institutional Planning Grant

   October 9, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Kirill Afonin (Chemistry) for receiving a UNC System Inter-Institutional Planning Grant (IPG) together with UNCG, NCCU, and NCSU. Dr. Afonin is a lead PI on the project that  aims to establish a strong research team that will rely on continuous collaboration among diverse institutions and disciplines to address fundamental design aspects of...

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Students Complete Molecular and Cellular Immunology Workshop

   August 30, 2019

Congratulations to the cohort of students who successfully completed a two-week workshop on "Molecular and Cellular Immunology: from Basics to Applications in Preclinical Development of Nanotechnology-Formulated Drugs." This workshop organized by the Afonin Lab in the Department of Chemistry covered topics including an in-depth review of cellular and molecular immunology, basic...

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The Carolina Piedmont local ACS section has won the ACS ChemLuminary Award for best regional meeting in 2017

   August 30, 2019

The Carolina Piedmont local ACS section, chaired by Dr. Jordan Poler,  has won the ACS ChemLuminary Award for best regional meeting in 2017.  Many of UNC Charlott's chemistry faculty contributed to this meeting as symposium chairs, LOC members, and volunteers during the meeting.  A great team...

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Dr. Kirill Afonin Finalist for CLAS Award for Integration of Undergraduate Teaching and Research

   July 19, 2019

Dr. Kirill Afonin was a finalist for the Integration of Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award. Chemistry Department Chair Bernadette Donovan-Merkert describes Afonin as one of UNC Charlotte’s top researchers. “He is also an effective mentor for students in his research group, and he has developed an innovative course that truly engages students in research and the generation of new...

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Dr. Michael Walter and Meesha Kaushal Create High School STEM Education Kit

   July 19, 2019

Dr. Michael Walter and recent Nanoscale Science PhD student Meesha Kaushal completed the Ventureprise Launch NSF I-Corps program at UNC Charlotte, participating in over six weeks of entrepreneurial seminars and programming.

After determining the kits could be commercially viable, they successfully competed for a national I-Corps Team Award. A $50,000 grant has provided financial...

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