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Best friends make the best chemists

Graduate scholars Ally Boyington and Mallory Theis discuss leadership and science in the chemistry graduate program.Continue readingBest friends make the best chemists

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Tamra Blue carries on the family legacy

For 38 years, Tamra Blue’s grandmother worked in food service at Emory so that her daughter, Tamra’s mother, could attend school here. So, when the time came for Tamra to apply to graduate school, Emory was at the top of her list. When she got her offer of admission, she remembers thinking, “I got into Emory. Emory…Continue readingTamra Blue carries on the family legacy

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Notes from a dancing scientist

Laura Briggs explores the intersection between dance and chemistry.Continue readingNotes from a dancing scientist

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Graduate student round up: where are they now?

The Emory Department of Chemistry is an epicenter of cutting-edge research in organic, inorganic, biomolecular, and physical chemistry fueled by its motivated and passionate graduate students. We have featured a few outstanding graduate students in previous blogs who embody the mission of our department to engage in teaching and research efforts as a collaborative scientific…Continue readingGraduate student round up: where are they now?

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Carli Kovel embraces her passion for chemistry

Carli Kovel is a chemistry enthusiast through and through. She spends her time conducting research in an inorganic chemistry lab, but has found herself interested in a wide range of topics in chemistry. And while her passion for all things chemistry may be making it a bit difficult for her to decide on a future…Continue readingCarli Kovel embraces her passion for chemistry

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Looking back on 2017

Happy New Year! As we welcome 2018, let’s reflect on some of the great things that happened during 2017. Francesco Evangelista was awarded the 2017 Dirac Medal, one of the world’s most prestigious awards for theoretical and computational chemists under 40 The Department launched “The Chemmys” seminar series with Dr. W. Carl Lineberger giving the…Continue readingLooking back on 2017

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Alumni spotlight round up

The Emory University Department of Chemistry is fortunate to have an outstanding group of alumni with diverse career trajectories in academia, industry, and beyond. Here’s what a few of them are up to… Susan Richardson With over 20 years of experience, former research chemist at the Environmental Protection Agency, Dr. Susan Richardson shares her insights…Continue readingAlumni spotlight round up

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Kornelius Bankston from bench to business

When reflecting back on his graduate work with the Emory University Department of Chemistry, Kornelius Bankston remembers his scientific endeavors with the Lynn Group to be ambitious. “I had this grandiose idea to develop a therapeutic using amyloid fiber sequences that self-assemble into tubes,” says Kornelius. “That was my big vision statement.” This “think big”…Continue readingKornelius Bankston from bench to business

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Antonio Brathwaite teaches chemistry and confidence

In 2005, Antonio Brathwaite relocated from the South Caribbean to South Carolina, where he attended the College of Charleston on a full athletic scholarship. Shortly thereafter, he transferred to Erskine College where he donned a maroon #15 jersey for their men’s soccer team. While he undoubtedly knew his way around the soccer field, choosing a…Continue readingAntonio Brathwaite teaches chemistry and confidence

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Jen Heemstra explores the chemistry of nature and the nature of failure

In many instances, scientific insights come not just from flipping through our rolodex of knowledge from past successes, but also from the equally common—though sometimes less documented— failures. We become much more effective and efficient researchers if we use our own experiences, good and bad, to guide us to the answers. “We get really excited…Continue readingJen Heemstra explores the chemistry of nature and the nature of failure

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Chemistry synthesizes radical overhaul of undergraduate curriculum

Emory is one of the first major research universities to completely overhaul how it teaches chemistry, from introductory courses to capstone senior seminars. The new curriculum, called Chemistry Unbound, is supported by a $1.2 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.Continue readingChemistry synthesizes radical overhaul of undergraduate curriculum

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Julia Gensheimer and her passion for chemistry

“I can’t imagine doing chemistry anywhere else!” That was what Julia Gensheimer (EC ’19) told her mother after going on a tour of the new addition to Emory chemistry’s Atwood Hall. With its soaring atrium, shiny new labs, and innovative teaching space, it’s easy to see how the Atwood Addition could get a student excited…Continue readingJulia Gensheimer and her passion for chemistry