Major moves and renovations are underway within the Cooke-Hochstetter complex. After more than a year of construction, the Department of Biological Sciences began the spring semester on a newly redesigned floor.
The College of Arts and Sciences introduced its new Arts Collaboratory initiative, and the initiative’s inaugural director, Bronwyn Keenan, at a meet-and-greet reception last Thursday in the Center for the Arts’ atrium.
A new $2 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, will enable the UB chemists to take their work to the next level — including by testing these new tools inside cells.
The advance could open new possibilities in biological research, such as studying the microscopic motions of proteins more efficiently, or leveraging vibrational patterns as “fingerprints” to quickly determine whether specific proteins are present in a laboratory sample.