In the News
James Song Admitted to the Cellular Biotechnology Training Program
James Song, first year Chemical Biology student in Professor Amanda Garner's laboratory has been admitted to the Cellular Biotechnology Training Program (CBTP). Congratulations James!
Tyler Beyett Admitted to the Pharmacological Sciences Training Program
Tyler Beyett, first year Chemical Biology student in Professor John Tesmer's laboratory has been admitted to the Pharmcological Sciences Training Program (PSTP). Congratulations Tyler!
Program in Chemical Biology Alumnus, Eli Eisman, Spends 10 Weeks in Ghana Investigating Plant-based Traditional Medicines
Eli Benchell Eisman, a post-doctoral research fellow working in the lab of David Sherman in the LSI and a STEM-Africa Seed Scholar, recently spent ten weeks in Ghana investigating plant-based traditional medicines in hopes of ultimately developing new drugs.
In collaboration with Abraham Yerboah-Mensah of the Kwame University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana, Eisman collected plant samples in order to isolate, identify, and characterize compounds and ultimately work to develop these molecules into novel therapeutics.
As a graduate student in U-M's Program in Chemical Biology, Eisman worked in the Sherman lab studying bioactive small molecules, or natural products, derived from cyanobacteria. He completed a Ph.D. in 2013. He has two bachelor’s degrees from Michigan State University, one in biochemistry and molecular biology and the other in chemistry.
Read the Q & A with Eli Eisman about his trip and research HERE.
New Students for Fall 2014
The Program in Chemical Biology is pleased to announce our new cohort for Fall 2014. There are 6 new PhD students joining us at the University of Michigan this year! Welcome, Class of 2019!
Johnson Johnson Awarded NSF Fellowship
First year Chemical Biology student, Jarrett Johnson,
has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship for 2014. Congratulations Jarrett!
Carrie Johnson Interviewed on NPR about her work with the Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and the Sciences (FEMMES) Program
a third year student in Professor Jorge Iniguez's laboratory, was interviewed this month on NPR about her work with the FEMMES program. Listen HERE.
Carol Ann Pitcairn and Dahvid Davda Awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowships
Carol Ann Pitcairn,
a fourth year student in Professor Carol Fierke's laboratory, and Dahvid Davda, a fourth year student in Professor Brent Martin's laboratory, have been awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowships for the 2014-2015 year. Congratulations Carol Ann and Dahvid!
Brian DeVree Receives a ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award for 2013
Chemical Biology alumnus Brian DeVree received a Proquest Distinguished Dissertation Award, which is given in recognition of the most exceptional scholarly work produced by doctoral students at the University of Michigan who completed their dissertations in 2013. Congratulations Brian!