Chemistry Dept

GFP: Lighting Up Life: Nobel Laureate Dr. Martin Chalfie to Address Discovery of “Green Fluorescent Protein”

April 17, 2014 12:30 pm Chemistry Dept, Research, Science Building

Dr. Martin Chalfie’s co-discovery of green fluorescent protein (GFP) revolutionized the biological sciences and enabled scientists to look at the inner workings of living cells. GFP is used to tell where genes are turned on, where proteins are located within tissues, and how cell activities change over time.

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Killing Cancer: Lehman Breakthrough Could Lead to Effective Gene Therapy

November 9, 2013 1:00 am Biological Sciences Dept, Chemistry Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Science Building, Spotlight on Research

Researchers at Lehman College have discovered a novel mechanism for killing cancer cells and are engaged in clinical trials for a variety of human tumors. It is a new generation of medication that could give doctors fresh alternatives in combining drug therapies with radiation or chemotherapy, while lessening side effects on the patient. The team [...]

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From Molecules to Materials: Lehman Scientist Is New Board Member for International Sol-Gel Society

September 9, 2013 8:26 am Chemistry Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences

Professor Andrei Jitianu has been elected to the Board of Directors of the International Sol-Gel Society. In materials science, the sol-gel process is a method for producing solid materials from small molecules.

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Science Hall: First CUNY Building to Achieve Top Green Building Rating

August 1, 2013 9:33 am Biological Sciences Dept, Chemistry Dept, Environmental, Geographic, and Geological Sciences Dept, President Fernández, Science Building, Sustainability

Lehman’s new Science Hall earned a LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, one of only 67 in New York State and fewer than 1,200 worldwide.

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Dr. Luis Echegoyen to Deliver the 33rd Annual Arthur Sweeny, Jr. Lecture on May 3rd

April 30, 2013 12:04 pm Chemistry Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences

Prominent chemistry researcher and professor Dr. Luis Echegoyen of the University of Texas at El Paso will deliver Lehman’s 33nd annual Arthur Sweeny, Jr. Lecture on Friday, May 3, at 5:15 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Music Building.

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A New Season of Science at Lehman: Helping to Defeat Retinal Degenerative Diseases

September 28, 2012 12:55 pm Biological Sciences Dept, Chemistry Dept, Multimedia, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Video

Lehman’s new $70 million science building will be dedicated on Friday, October 12, 2012, with a program that features tours, exhibits, and presentations.

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Meet the Class of 2012: Biochemistry Major Doreen Aboagye

June 14, 2012 9:29 am Biological Sciences Dept, Chemistry Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Student Awards, Students

Doreen Aboagye describes her first visit to the Lehman campus four years ago as love at first sight. She came on a day in spring when the flowers were in full bloom, and the vibe at the College was electric with student activity.

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Meet the Class of 2012: Student Athlete and Biochemistry Grad to Pursue Medical Career

June 7, 2012 1:25 pm Biological Sciences Dept, Chemistry Dept, Student Awards

Biochemistry graduate Racine Brown found just the right mix of things she felt passionate about when transferring to Lehman her sophomore year—a rigorous science curriculum and a wide variety of athletic programs.

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Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry to Give Annual Arthur Sweeny Lecture May 4

April 30, 2012 3:33 pm Chemistry Dept

Nobel Prize winner Sir Harold Kroto, who is the Francis Eppes Professor of Chemistry at Florida State University, will deliver Lehman’s 32nd annual Sweeny Memorial Lecture on Friday, May 4, at 5:15 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Music Building.

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Lehman Student Wins Cullen Trust Travel Award

December 14, 2011 5:02 pm Chemistry Dept, Macaulay Honors College

Ravnit Kaur-Bhatia (Class of 2013) has received a 2011 Cullen Trust for Higher Education Travel Award, which will allow her to travel in January to the Texas Medical Center in Houston for a two-day career development workshop and symposium on M.D./Ph.D. programs.

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Spotlight on Research: Chemistry

December 2, 2011 4:10 pm Chemistry Dept, Faculty, Research, Spotlight on Research

Lehman Chemistry professors are helping to fight disease, spur green energy, and make electronics last longer.

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Biochemistry Major Wins Travel Grant to Present Cancer Research at Biomedical Research Conference

December 1, 2011 4:30 pm Biological Sciences Dept, Chemistry Dept, Golden Key

Biochemistry major Roger Arhin dreams of helping find a cure to diseases like cancer and HIV. This past summer, he got one step closer to that goal as a RISE intern in the Rutgers University Pharmacology Department.

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