In the News
Oleta Johnson and Omari Baruti Awarded NSF Fellowships
Second year Chemical Biology student, Omari Baruti, and third year Chemical Biology student, Oleta Johnson,
have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships for 2015. Congratulations to Oleta and Omari!
Jeffrey Lopez Awarded NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Predoctoral Fellowship
Fourth year Chemical Biology student from the Fierke laboratory, Jeffrey Lopez, has been awarded an NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Predoctoral Fellowship. Congratulations Jeff!
Adam Yokom Awarded American Heart Association (AHA) Predoctoral Fellowship
Adam Yokom, a fourth year Chemical Biology student in Professor Daniel Southworth's laboratory, has been awarded an American Heart Association (AHA) Predoctoral Fellowship. Congratulations Adam!
14 New PhD Students for Fall 2015
The Program in Chemical Biology is pleased to announce our new cohort for Fall 2014. There are 14 new PhD students joining us at the University of Michigan this year for our second largest class ever! Welcome, Class of 2020!
Laura Cesa and Rachel Pricer Awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowships
Fourth year PCB students, Laura Cesa and Rachel Pricer, both of Professor Anna Mapp's laboratory, have been awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowships for the 2015-2016 year. Congratulations Laura and Rachel!
Yu-Hsuan Kuo Awarded Rackham International Student Fellowship for 2014-2015
Chemical Biology first year PhD student Yu-Hsuan Kuo has been selected to receive a Rackham International Student Fellowship for 2014-2015. Congratulations Yu-Hsuan!
GAANN Fellowship Awards for 2014-2015
Chemical Biology first year students James Annand, Omari Baruti, and Dylan Mitchell have been chosen to receive GAANN Fellowships this year. Congratulations James, Omari, and Dylan!
Katie Rush and Oleta Johnson Awarded CBI TP Fellowships
First year Chemical Biology students Katie Rush, in Professor Steve Ragsdale's laboratory, and Oleta Johnson, in Professor Amanda Garner's laboratory, have been awarded Chemistry Biology Interface Training Program (CBITP) Fellowships. Congratulations Oleta and Katie!
James Song Awarded CBTP Fellowship
James Song, first year Chemical Biology student in Professor Amanda Garner's laboratory has been awarded a Cellular Biotechnology Training Program (CBTP) Fellowship. Congratulations James!
Tyler Beyett Awarded PSTP Fellowship
Tyler Beyett, first year Chemical Biology student in Professor John Tesmer's laboratory has been awarded a Pharmcological Sciences Training Program (PSTP) Fellowship. 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.