Daniel Knutsen was awarded one of the UWM R1 Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship (R1DDF) awards. Daniel is part of the research group of Prof. Cook and his research interest includes the design and synthesis of novel deuterated GABA(A)R-α6 subtype selective ligands with improved metabolic stability and enhanced bioavailability. He has developed new synthetic methods and studies the structure-activity relationships of a series of pyrazoloquinolinones. The prestigious R1DDF award will support Dan in the completion of his doctoral studies in Chemistry from August 19, 2019, through May 17, 2020.
Furthermore, we are proud of Nicolas Zahn, who was awarded on of the UWM Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship (DGSF). Nick is part of the research group of Prof. Arnold and his research focuses on the evaluation of new compounds to treat asthma. He is applying in vitro techniques such as flow cytometry, cell culture, immunoassays and histology in conjunction with in vivo studies to understand the pharmacological effects of novel anti-inflammatory compounds. The prestigious DGSF award will support Nick during his graduate studies in Chemistry from August 19, 2019, through May 17, 2020.