2018 Graduate Student Accomplishments


Kelci SchillyKelci Schilly (Sue Lunte’s lab, chemistry) is a Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening visiting graduate researcher in the laboratory of Elisabeth Verpoorte at the University of Groningen.  Read more about Kelci’s project on paper-based microfluidics and peptide labeling for mass spectrometric detection.




Angelo AndresAngelo Andres (Blake Peterson’s lab, medicinal chemistry)  is the recipient of a Gilliam Fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.  Read more about Angelo and his award here.


2018 Graduate Certificates

In the Fall of 2015, The University of Kansas launched its Graduate Certificate Program in Chemical Biology.  We proudly present our program graduates!  

Front Row:  Katelyn Soules, Cindy Ly standing in for Yssa Rodriquez, Melissa Denler
Back Row:  Kelci Schilly, Jeff McFarlane, Andie Cassity, Angelo Andres standing in for Yusuf Adeshina, Prof. Audrey Lamb

2018 Symposium

Biomedical Sciences Symposium Website

The Program

The Certificate Program in Chemical Biology trains pre-doctoral students with research interest in the dynamics, structure and function of biomacromolecules. The program provides formal training to an interdisciplinary graduate study program that spans the chemical - biological interface with a focus on the synthesis, dynamics and structure of biologically relevant molecules and macromolecules.  The program has participation of students and mentors from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (primarily Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences) and in the School of Pharmacy (principally in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry).

The University of Kansas is the home of an National Institutes of Health Graduate Training Program in the Dynamic Aspects of Chemical Biology at the University of Kansas.  Ten NIH trainees (supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences T32 GM008545) complete the Certificate Program curriculum and also complete a collaborative research rotation.  


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