Nebraska leads $11M study to develop radiation exposure drugs
David Berkowitz, professor of chemistry, is helping lead a University of Nebraska research project aimed at developing drug therapies to protect soldiers from the effects of radiation exposure. The project, which is aligned with the university’s National Strategic Research Institute, recently received federal funding worth up to nearly $11 million.
Prof. Rebecca Lai
Lai shares magic of chemistry in Faculty 101 podcast
On this week's Faculty 101 podcast, you can learn about Nebraska chemist Rebecca Lai. Lai explains how bits of paper, gold and DNA could represent the portable future of detecting water contamination and diagnosing disease.
Prof. Frances Arnold
2018 Cliff S. Hamilton Award
On September 28th, Prof. Frances Arnold was awarded 2018 Cliff S. Hamilton Award in recognition of pioneering research on directed molecular evolution strategies to optimize the function of enzymes, to expand nature’s catalytic repertoire, and to engineer cells to synthesize important value-added pharmaceutical and chemical products. The following week, she was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for directed evolution of enzymes.