We welcome the following students as NIH trainees in the 2016-2017 academic year:
Kenneth Avocetien (Heather Desaire’s lab, Chemistry)
Melissa Denler (Tim Jackson’s lab, Chemistry)
Caitlin Kent (Brian Blagg’s lab, Medicinal Chemistry)
Martin Leon (Cory Berkland’s lab, Chemistry)
Jeff McFarlane (Audrey Lamb’s lab, Molecular Biosciences)
Yssa Rodriguez (Rick Dobrowsky’s lab, Pharmacology and Toxicology)

We are looking forward to the Chemistry-Biology Interface Career Development Conference at University of Michigan in August.  Prof. Hanson will be accompanying six KU student delegates:
Michael Hogard (Sue Lunte’s lab, Chemistry)
Kara Hinshaw (Josie Chandler’s lab, Molecular Biosciences)
Michaela McNiff (Jen Laurence’s lab, Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
Martin Leon (Cory Berkland’s lab, Chemistry)
Bryce Blankenfeld (Chris Gamblin’s lab, Molecular Biosciences)
Andie Cassity (Paul Hanson’s lab, Chemistry)

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.  Eight 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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