Solmaz Group receives a major NIGMS grant to study the cell cycle-specific recognition of the cell nucleus as cargo for dynein-dependent transport.
Ming An Group receives a major NIGMS grant in support of their work in ‘Rational Design of pH-Low Insertion Peptides for Cargo Delivery’.
Roland Miller Receives Recognition
Stan Whittingham Elected to the National Academy of Engineers.
Goyal group receives a Scialog: Advanced Energy Storage team award from Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
Qiang Group receives a major NIGMS grant to study the molecular basis of neuronal cell membrane disruption induced by early-stage aggregation of beta-amyloid peptides!
Vetticatt Group receives a major NIH grant to study organic reaction mechanisms!
Alpha Bah selected as an ASC Scholar!
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A recent publication in J. Am. Chem. Soc. from the Vetticatt/Hirschi groups at Binghamton University in collaboration with the Lambert group at Cornell University reports on a novel mode of asymmetric induction in chiral Brønsted acid catalysis. Computational exploration of the origin of enantioselectivity reveals a unique point-chirality-induced helical chirality of the catalyst dictates the enantioselectivity of an inverse electron demand Diels Alder reaction.
Citation: Chirag D.; Gheewala, C.D.; Hirschi, J.S.; Lee, W-H.; Paley, D.W.; Vetticatt, M.J. and Lambert, T.H. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140(10), 3523-3527
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