Recent News

  • Prof. Steven Ray helps distribute over 12,000 NSF eclipse glasses to local students and community centers
    Steven Ray, who is currently the principal investigator on two NSF grants related to plasma physics and mass spectrometry, applied for a small grant to distribute 12,000 eclipse glasses to local school districts and community centers. The glasses were provided by the NSF for free and come with safety instructions.
  • Heppner lab and collaborators publish study that proposes a streamlined approach to drug design
    A recent paper published in Communications Chemistry, led by research from UB Chemistry, discusses the structures and properties of EGFR bivalent inhibitors. This sheds light on ways to design new drugs more effectively. The findings are expected to influence practices across diverse small-molecule drug development programs in both academic and industrial settings, while also laying the foundation for advanced targeted cancer therapies.
  • Emanuela Gionfriddo listed among the 2023 Rising Stars in Measurement Science by ACS Measurement Science Au
    Emanuela Gionfriddo was included among the inaugural group of 20 Rising Stars in Measurement Science by ACS Measurement Science Au. 
  • PhD student Mindula Wijayahena wins first place at UB's eighth annual Three Minute Thesis Competition
    Ten finalists competed in the 2024 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. But it was Chemistry's PhD student Mindula Kaumadi Wijayahena who took the grand prize of $2,000 for her presentation Breaking Bad Bonds: Will PFAS-munching Microbes Save Us? Her research aims to break down polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and eliminate the negative health consequences posed by these so-called "forever chemicals." By exploring environmentally friendly ways to break these chemicals down, she hopes to create a safer world by eliminating these substances from human blood, breast milk and so much more.