News

New Graduate Member

Aug 2019 - We are excited to welcome Divyansh Prakash as a graduate member of our group. Divyansh comes from IIT Gandhinagar where he synthesized Cu complexes for electrochemical O2 activation for his Masters project. He is excited to explore the worlds of energy-related bioinorganic chemistry.

Honors Graduations

May 2019 - Congratulations to Richard, Greyson and Emory for successfully defending their Honors theses. Congratulations to Greyson for winning the Taylor medal, the highet honor bestowed upon top undergraduates of UM. We wish you all the best for your new adventures.

ACS Banquet

May 2019 - Congratulations to Dhanashree for receiving the outstanding graduate studnet award in Biochemistry. Congratulations to Skyler for winning a Biochemistry Course Award. They were both recognized at the ACS local section annual awards banquet.

ACS Orlando

April 2019 - Saumen gave a talk at the ACS Orlando in Thursday's Bioinorganic session.

NIH Grant

September 2018 - We are thankful to the NIGMS for supporting our work with an R15 AREA grant to support our metalloprotein design efforts.

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New postdoctoral scholar

September 2018 - We welcome our new postdoctoral scholar Zahra, who is an electrochemist and joins us from the Jones lab at ASU where she has studied hydrogenases using electrochemistry.

Welcome home, Sreya!

August 2018 - We are ecstatic to welcome our new graduate student, Sreya, who has previously studied metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). Hopefully, she will have an exciting time in her lab and coursework!

Conferences

June 2018 - Pallavi, Dhanashree and Suchitra presented at the 2018 Southeast Regional Biophysical Consortium held at Mississippi State University. Thanks to Dr. Joe Emerson for organizing the event. Saumen presented a poster at the Metallocofactors GRC held at Mount Holyoke College. Thanks to Drs. Sean Elliot and Serena DeBeer for organizing this great meeting. Thanks!

Honors undergraduate student Leigh's new publication

June 2018 - As part of her senior thesis research, our recent Honors undergraduate Leigh has been published in J. Phys. Chem. C.

2018 Ralph E. Powe Award

May 2018 - Dr. Chakraborty received the 2018 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities.

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2018 ACS Banquet Awards

May 2018 - Congratulations to Leigh for receiving the 2018 American Chemical Society Senior Undergraduate Research Award and to Suchitra for receiving the 2018 Biochemistry Outstanding Graduate Student award. Leigh and Suchitra were recognized at the Annual ACS Banquet.

Dr. Chakraborty, Leigh Sumner and Suchitra Mitra at the 2018 Ole Miss Annual ACS Banquet

ACS New Orleans

March 2018 - Dhanashree, Pallavi and Suchitra presented posters at the ACS National Meeting and Expo in New Orleans!

New students for Spring 2018!

February 2018 - Chakraborty Group welcomes new undergraduate students to the lab: Greyson Keel (Class of 2019) and Emory Wills (Class of 2019). Greyson and Emory will be working with Dhanasree and Leigh.

New students for Fall 2017!

August 2017 - Chakraborty Group is excited to welcome two new graduate and two new undergraduate students to the lab. Pallavi Prasad (Ph.D. candidate), Dhanasree Selvan (Ph.D. candidate), Rachel Wilkinson (Class of 2019) and Skyler Crane (Class of 2020) will be working on various projects this upcoming semester. Stay tuned!

New MSMS summer students

Gary and Mariana in lab

July 2017 - This month, we welcome Gary Nguyen and Mariana Strawn to our laboratory. We are happy to have two Mississippi School of Mathematics and Science students working with us!

Rosalind the peptide synthesizer

February 2017 - Chakraborty Group has recently purchased our very own peptide synthesizer! Rosalind will allow us to make our own peptides and peptoids, such as, potentially, the a-beta protein.

New graduate and two undergraduate students

January 2017 - We are excited to welcome Suchitra Mitra (Ph.D. candidate), Lauren Greif (B.S. in 2019) and Blake Reuff (B.A. in 2018) to our laboratory. Suchitra and Lauren will begin peptide synthesis work in the winter intersession, and Blake will join us in the spring.

Lab setup has concluded!

November 2017 - After two months of work, they Chakraborty laboratory is finally set up and ready for all kinds of biochemistry experiments. The mountains of boxes outside our third-floor lab will finally become mole-hills. We are excited to have all of our equipment in order and begin experimenting without worrying about space or material.

First undergraduate recruitment in Chakraborty Group

September 2017 - Kirk Laughter (B.A. in 2018), Hayley Schrock (B.A. in 2018), Leigh Sumner (B.S. in 2018) and Emily Wang (B.A. in 2020) are the first four undergraduate students to join the Chakraborty Group. They will work on metal nanocluster and Alzheimer's projects through the fall semester as they assist in laboratory setup. We are happy to welcome these high-achieving students into the laboratory! Time to get to work...