Presenting our research

The lab has been busy this month! Ann gave talks at Drew University, Emory University, and Gettysburg College, while Anna and Lauren presented posters at the 5th Philadelphia Inorganic Colloquium at Swarthmore College.

If you would like to hear more about what we do, let us know!

Corey Presents at ACS in DC

Corey Herbst-Gervasoni presented at the National American Chemical Society Meeting this morning, where he shared some of his work on his favorite siderophore, enterobactin, and its interactions with Ti(IV). If you didn’t get a chance to talk with him, or you have any further questions about his work or our lab’s work, let us know!


Corey attended and presented at the National ACS in Washington, DC.

Officially Temple Graduates!

Congrats to all Temple graduates, especially CST and Department of Chemistry grads! We had 15 chemistry PhD students graduate, including 3 inorganic students: Kayleigh Jones (Valentine lab), Mike Gau (Zdilla lab), and Ian McKendry (Zdilla lab)! Thank you all, especially to Kayleigh for her guidance and friendship in our lab.

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Lauren’s Literature Seminar

Lauren hit another milestone for her PhD. She presented her graduate literature seminar in front of the chemistry department yesterday on lignin-coated titanium dioxide nanoparticles as a possible sunscreen. Keep up the great work, Lauren!

Lauren getting ready to present her literature seminar

Congrats Corey!

Corey received the Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grant for the Fall of 2017! He is the third consecutive Valentine lab member (Mark Fall 2016, Kayleigh Spring 2017) to receive this award. Keep up the great work Corey!

Presenting Dr. Kayleigh Jones!

Last Friday, Kayleigh successfully defended her thesis, titled “Interactions of Microbial Siderophores with Titanic  Ions and Titanium-Bearing Minerals.” We are proud of all that you have accomplished and can’t wait to see what great things you do next! Congrats Dr. Jones!


… and after!

YCC Poster Session

Another great turnout by Temple Chemistry at the Philadelphia ACS Young Chemist Committee Student Poster Session! Our lab had four posters: Corey, Lauren, Anna, and Olivia. Notable achievements by our department were Akila Thenuwara from the Strongin lab and Owen O’Sullivan from the Zdilla lab. Akila won first place among graduate and post-doc posters and Owen won the best poster voted upon by the presenters. Great work everyone!

Thank you to the University of the Sciences for hosting!


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