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Faculty and Student News

John Richard has been awarded a five-year $2 million Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health titled, “Mechanism of Enzyme Action and for the Development of Enzyme Inhibitors.” This grant will fund studies on the mechanism of enzyme action and the development of enzyme inhibitors with potential therapeutic applications.
Prof. Jochen Autschbach has been named a UB Distinguished Professor. This award honors faculty who have achieved national or international prominence and a distinguished reputation as intellectual leaders in their discipline. Jochen’s prolific research program in computational chemistry and his exceptional record of publications were the basis of his selection.
David Lacy has won an NSF CAREER Award. The award will support the Lacy group’s development of manganese catalysts through the synthesis of libraries of new ligands and the exploration of properties and mechanisms of Mn(I) catalyst complexes. The award will also support educational initiatives to provide hands-on experiences for K-12 students and teachers in Buffalo.
Diana Aga has won the 2019 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities! The award recognizes Diana’s sustained scholarship and significant contributions to the discipline of environmental analytical chemistry. An official press release will be forthcoming. Diana will be honored at UB’s Celebration of Academic Excellence this fall.
Tim Cook has won a NSF CAREER Award! The award will support the Cook group’s efforts to apply coordination-driven self-assembly in developing supramolecular catalysts with multiple metal centers. It will also support educational initiatives involving teacher professional development and designing classroom models to illustrate chemical self-assembly.