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IU Career Development Symposium August 5-6th

July 12, 2019

Please join us for the 5th Annual Career Development Symposium.

The IU CDS aims to provide our chemistry graduate students and post-docs with insights into available career paths as well as opportunities to establish contacts with potential employers. This graduate student led event will facilitate dialogue between successful professional, potential employers, and students to generate excitement and alleviate confusion in the search for a path after graduate school.

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NIGMS Support and Fellowship Competition Announcements

June 25, 2019

Our training program has been awarded new financial support by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) for five years, July 1, 2019- June 30, 2024. Generous matching support by the College of Arts and Sciences and the University Graduate School at Indiana University has been provided as well.

Also, the QCB TP Steering Committee is pleased to announce five (5) new fellowship appointments and four (4) reappointments for the upcoming 2019-2020 academic year.

Four two-year NRSA fellowships were awarded to upcoming second year students, Kristen Alanis (Baker group), Kelly Hartsough (Walczak group), Liam Scott (Dragnea group), and Yasmine Zubi (Lewis group).  One one-year fellowship awards were made to rising third-year student Abigail Garrett (Winkler group). Their photos and biographical information are forthcoming!  Check back to our Current Trainees page!

Four additional trainees were re-appointed to their second year of support: Brooke Brown (Clemmer group), Rachel Fadler (Flood group), Lily Klapper (VanNieuwenhze group), and Matthew Jordan (Giedroc group).

Congratulations to all!


Jordan Publication

June 17, 2019

Matthew Jordan (Giedroc lab) was first author on Mechanistic Insights into the Metal-Dependent Activation of ZnII-Dependent Metallochaperones, a paper published in Inorganic Chemistry.


Marcyk Publication

May 24, 2019

Paul Marcyk (Cook lab) was first author on Iron-Catalyzed Hydroamination and Hydroetherification of Unactivated Alkenes, a paper published in Organic Letters.


Ramos Publication

May 07, 2019

Sashary Ramos (Thielges Lab)was first author on Site-Specific 1D and 2D IR Spectroscopy to Characterize the Conformations and Dynamics of Protein Molecular Recognition, a paper published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry B.


Perez Publication

April 25, 2019

Amilcar Perez (Winkler Lab) was first author on Movement dynamics of divisome proteins and PBP2x:FtsW in cells of Streptococcus pneumoniae, a paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.


Selivanovitch Publication

April 05, 2019

Kate Selivanovitch (Douglas Lab) was first author on Chemically Induced Morphogenesis of P22 Virus-like Particles by the Surfactant Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate, a paper published in Biomacromolecules.


Spring QCB Evening, Monday April 1st

March 21, 2019

Join us for the Spring QCB Evening on Monday, April 1st from 5:30-7:00pm in Chemistry C033. The QCB Ambassadors will host a panel covering the ins and outs of the QCB Fellowship program, career timeline planning, grant writing, networking, and other campus resources to help STEM graduate students begin building their careers.


Rued Publication

March 12, 2019

Britta Rued (QCB alumna) was first author on Structure of the Large Extracellular Loop of FtsX and Its Interaction with the Essential Peptidoglycan Hydrolase PcsB in Streptococcus pneumoniae a paper published in mBio January 2019.


Ramos and Horness Publication

February 07, 2019

Sashary Ramos and Rachel Horness (Thielges Lab) were first and second authors, respectively, on Site-specific 2D IR spectroscopy: a general approach for the characterization of protein dynamics with high spatial and temporal resolution, a paper published in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.


Marcyk Publication

February 04, 2019

Paul Marcyk (Cook lab) was first author on Stereoinversion of Unactivated Alcohols by Tethered Sulfonamides, a paper published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition.


Selivanovitch Publication

January 18, 2019

Kate Selivanovitch (Douglas Lab) was second author on Cargo Retention inside P22 Virus-Like Particles, a paper published in Biomacromolecules.


Ramos Publication

December 17, 2018

Sashary Ramos (Thielges Lab) was first author on Conformational Change Induced by Putidaredoxin Binding to Ferrous CO-ligated Cytochrome P450cam Characterized by 2D IR Spectroscopy, a paper published in Frontier in Molecular Biosciences.


Spring Travel Awards

December 05, 2018

Congratulations to Brenna Walsh (Giedroc lab) for receiving two travel awards! She received the Provost's Travel Award for Women in Science and the Fall College of Arts and Science Travel Award to attend a Gordon Research Conference and Seminar in January.


2018 Women in Science Conference

November 06, 2018

Congratulations to Kate Selivanovitch (Douglas lab) on receiving a first place Oral Presentation Award at the 2018 Women in Science Conference held at Notre Dame University. Kate also received a travel grant to attend and share her work at the conference.


Last QCB Evening of the Fall 2018 Semester

November 02, 2018

Join us for another QCB Evening on Monday, November 5th from 5:30-7:00 pm in Chemistry C033. Talks will be given by current QCB Trainees, Paul Marcyk (Cook lab) and Jhavni Sharma (Douglas lab). Pizza and beverages will be provided.

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9th Annual August M. Watanabe Symposium in Chemical Biology: Virology and Antivirals

October 03, 2018

We would like to invite you to the 9th Annual August M. Watanabe Symposium in Chemical Biology: Virology and Antivirals.

The Watanabe Symposium will be held on the campus of Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, in the Department of Chemistry on Saturday, October 20, 2018. This year the emphasis will be on virology and antivirals. A light breakfast will be available starting at 8 am and the first presentation begin at 8:50. Talks and posters continue through the day to 5:00 pm. There is a wonderful list of speakers, so we encourage you to join us. You can follow the link below to register for the event. Priority will be given to QCB Trainer Labs for Poster Session.

Invited speakers this year:
Paul Ahlquist, University of Wisconsin, Madison, HHMI
Steve Harrison, Harvard Medical School, HHMI
Priscilla Yang, Harvard Medical School
Z. Hong Zhou, UCLA

Registration: https://iuqcb.indiana.edu/events/watanabe-symposium/
Agenda and speaker bios: 2018 Watanabe Symposium Program

The Watanabe Symposium honors the late August “Gus” Watanabe, a renowned physician, researcher and professor who led research and development at Eli Lilly and Company for nearly a decade, and who was a pioneer in the study of the cellular mechanics of the heart. IN 1994, Watanabe assumed the role as President of Lilly Research Laboratories and is responsible for launching eleven new and pivotal pharmaceutical products.


First QCB Evening of Fall 2018

September 25, 2018

Join us for the first QCB Evening of the Fall 2018 semester on Monday, October 1st from 5:30-7:00pm in Chemistry C033. Talks will be given by current QCB Trainees, Mallory Kern (Pohl lab) and Brenna Walsh (Giedroc lab).

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QCB TP Steering Committee Announces Six New Appointments and More

July 15, 2018

The QCB TP Steering Committee is pleased to announce six (6) new fellowship appointments and three (3) reappointments for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year.

Three two-year NRSA fellowships were awarded to upcoming second year students, Brooke Brown (Clemmer group), Rachel Fadler (Flood group), and Lily Klapper (VanNieuwenhze group).  Three one-year fellowship awards were made to rising third-year students Mallory Kern (Pohl group) and Kate Selivanovitch (Douglas group) and an upcoming second-year student Matthew Jordan (Giedroc group). Their photos and biographical information are forthcoming!  Check back to our Current Trainees page!

Three additional trainees were re-appointed to their second year of support: Steven Ratvasksy (Zaleski group), Frank Roushar (Schlebach group) and Brenna Walsh (Giedroc group).

Congratulations to all!


QCB trainee JB Holmes was highlighted in a commentary published in Nature

June 01, 2018

QCB trainee JB Holmes (Dragnea group) was highlighted in a commentary published in Nature on the American Physical Society’s innovative Bridge Program, which seeks to diversify the Physics academic community.  Congratulations JB!


Rued Publication

June 01, 2018

Britta Rued (Winkler/Giedroc labs) was second author on The Opp (AmiACDEF) Oligopeptide Transporter Mediates Resistance of Serotype 2 Streptococcus pneumoniae D39 to Killing by Chemokine CXCL10 and Other Antimicrobial Peptides, a paper published in the Journal of Bacteriology May 2018.


William G. Roessler Microbiology Scholarship

May 27, 2018

Britta Rued poses with fellow lab members from Macolm Winkler's laboratory during IU Biology's 2018 Student Awards Ceremony. From left: Jesús Bazán, Britta, Madeline Danforth, Tiffany Tsui, and Carly Berg. Photo by Sandee Milhouse

Congratulations to Britta Rued (Winkler/Giedroc labs) for being named a 2018 William G. Roessler Microbiology Scholar!


Walsh Publication

May 22, 2018

Brenna Walsh (Giedroc lab) was co-first author on Hydrogen Sulfide Sensing through Reactive Sulfur Species (RSS) and Nitroxyl (HNO) in Enterococcus faecalis,  a paper published in ACS Chemical Biology in April 2018.


Peglow Award Recipient

January 15, 2018

Brady Strittmatter (Hollenhorst lab) received the Peglow Award for outstanding performance in the Biochemistry Preliminary Examination. Congratulations Brady!


Strittmatter Publication

October 25, 2017

Brady Strittmatter (Hollenhorst lab) was second author on a paper in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Phosphorylation of the oncogenic transcription factor ERG in prostate cells dissociates polycomb repressive complex 2 allowing target gene activation, published in September 2017.