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.
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
Kayleigh is moving on from our lab and beginning at Frontida BioPharm as an analytical chemist. It’s bittersweet, but we are proud of your hard work and wish you the best of luck! Lucky for us, she’s staying in Philadelphia!
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!
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!
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!
Each month Nerd Nite Philly has lectures about various fields by the experts themselves with plenty of beer at Frankford Hall! This month’s featured our favorite organometallic chemist, Graham Dobereiner to discuss catalysis! Check out some pictures we snapped of his presentation.
Thanks to Professor Jean Gaffney for visiting Temple to give a seminar on her great research! It was wonderful to have a lab alumna visit and have lunch with the current group!
Kayleigh and Ann’s (as well as previous Valentine lab members Kathy and Celia) work was published as an ASAP article in Inorganic Chemistry today! If you are interested in titanium and siderophores, read this article. Great work everyone!
A themed collection featuring the 20 most accessed articles in Metallomics from 2016 was published and we made the list! Congrats Ann and Mark!
If you haven’t checked out the mini-review on the role of titanium in organisms, click here!