CBC filed more invention disclosures last year with Tech Launch Arizona (TLA) than any other UA department
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is now The University of Arizona's leading producer of intellectual property through a working relationship with Tech Launch Arizona ("TLA"). The 45 CBC faculty members are now producing about 50 ... Read More
Professor Pemberton and her team work to create bio-inspired surfactants that could 'green' many household products
A "forgotten flask" in the Sanov lab led to the characterization of ethylenedione - OCCO
Congratulations to Dr. Yeonsun Lee, a research scientist in the Hruby Lab, for being selected as one of the four awardees of the 2015 College of Science Copernicus Award.
The Copernicus Award is one of the highest honors the College of Science can bestow on its non-tenure eligible faculty, appointed personnel or classified staff. It highlights and celebrates the awardees' extraordinary accomplishments that significantly advance the mission of their department and the knowledge base of their discipline.;
SgrAI is a sequence specific endonuclease with a rather unique mechanism: upon recognition of its target DNA sequence it associates into a left-handed helical fiber with activated enzymatic properties. The activated enzyme cleaves its target sequence 200-1000 fold faster and expands its DNA sequence specificity from 3 target sequences to 17. These properties are thought to work in innate immunity of the bacterial cell by increasing the number of double stranded cleavages, and the rate at which those cleavages are made, in invading DNA such as in bacterial viruses.
CBC undergraduate Clay Arrington has been named the first UA recipient of the Arizona Society for Coating Technology (ASCT) $1000 Scholarship. Clay is one of only three ASCT Scholars statewide – there is also one scholar from ASU and one from NAU. As part of the Scholarship, Clay will present his research at the ASCT meeting in April 2016 in Phoenix.