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An Accidental Drug Discovery: UWM Researchers find Promising Cancer-Fighting Compound

Chemist Shama Mirza and her team only meant to research methods to determine which patients with a certain type of cancer called glioblastoma might respond well to chemotherapy treatment. Instead, they found a compound that could unlock new avenues of treatment for glioblastoma – the same type of cancer that took the life of U.S. Senator John McCain.

Research Symposium and Sosnovsky Lecture – Save the Date

On behalf of the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department Graduate Student Council, we proudly invite you to the Annual Research Symposium, to be held on Friday, April 26th in the Kenwood IRC Atrium. All department graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to present… Read More

Chemistry & Biochemistry Faculty Interviewed by WUWM

Tom Luljak of WUWM 89.7 (Milwaukee’s NPR) interviewed Dr. Shama Mirza and Dr. Doug Stafford earlier this month regarding their glioblastoma research. Listen to the interview here.

Congrats Fall 2018 Graduates!

On December 16, 2018, five of our doctoral and master’s students walked the stage at Fall 2018 Commencement held at the Panther Arena. Join us in congratulating the following students: Doctoral Heli Fan (Peng Group): “Inducible DNA Cross-Linking Agents: Design,… Read More

Milwaukee Analytical Chemistry Conference (MACC): Mass-Spec at Your Fingertips

Join us for the Milwaukee Analytical Chemistry Conference hosted by the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department and the Milwaukee Institute for Drug Discovery on January 25, 2019. The all-day conference will be about mass spec and the applications to drug discovery… Read More

2018 Research Symposium

On May 22nd in the UWM Union Fireside Lounge, the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department hosted its annual Research Symposium, at which over 40 undergraduate and graduate students presented posters. Before the awards ceremony commenced, Anahit Campbell and Dan Knutson presented their… Read More

Dr. Kristin Murphy wins 2017 Rising Star Award

Professor Murphy has been recognized for her progress in scientific enterprise. She is one of six recipients of the 2017 Rising Star Award presented by the Women Chemistry Committee of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The award is for female… Read More

Winners of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition

Congratulations to Anahit Campbell for 3rd place at the inaugural three minutes thesis (3MT) competition. The title of her presentation was “Kidney Blockage Detection Made Quick, Simple, and Cost-effective.” (Photo: Anahit and Dean Marija Gajdardziska). 3MT originated at the University of Queensland… Read More

Three Faculty from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry receive prestigious RGI grant

Profs Shama Mirza, Mark Dietz and Andrew Pacheco received the internal “Research Growth Initiative” grant provided by the UWM Office of Research. Prof. Dietz will investigate controlled porosity supports for improved extraction chromatographic separations. Prof. Shama Mirza is the Co-PI… Read More

Recognition of Inventors from the department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Research Foundation hosted its annual Partner Reception at the University Club on March 1, 2018. A highlight of the annual event is recognition of inventors on patents that issued during the past year. This year, four… Read More