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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 18, 2019
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.
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.
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).
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!
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
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!
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.