News & Announcements Archive


Klausen Receives Associate Professorship

Rebekka Klausen
The Second Decade Society (SDS) is the alumni leadership development organization for the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. The society’s membership is composed of 100 undergraduate alumni who are elected 10 to 20 years after graduation. SDS members are leaders in their professions and communities and contribute their talents in service to the university […]


Mayukh Bhadra and Shane Byrne Receive Dean’s Teaching Fellowship

Congratulations to Mayukh Bhadra (Karlin Lab) and Shane Byrne (Rokita Lab) for receiving the JHU Dean’s Teaching Fellowship!  The fellowship will provide funding for teaching undergraduate courses in the 2019-2020 academic year.  Bhadra will teach “Metals in Everyday Life,” while Byrne will teach “Nucleic Acids in Chemistry and Biotechnology.”


Kun Yang Article Highlighted in C&EN News

Congratulations to Kun Yang of the Greenberg group on his publication in PNAS entitled “Histone Tails Decrease N7-Methyl-2′-Deoxyguanosine Depurination and Yield DNA–Protein Cross-links in Nucleosome Core Particles and Cells” that was highlighted in C&EN News.


Thoi group sweeps up prizes at the 2018 Young Researcher Conference

Congratulations to Sam Goldschmid and Avery Baumann for winning the Best Poster Award and Best Speaker Award, respectively, at the Young Researcher Conference hosted by Alliance for Diversity for Science and Engineering! Avery was one of six student speakers and Sam was competing with both graduate and undergraduate students.


Intrinsic Structural Flexibility in Pyrochlores

McQueen Materials & Inorganic
The McQueen Lab reports the observation of inherent structural disorder in pyrochlores. The universality of local displacements within the pyrochlore structure adds to the known structural diversity and explains the extreme sensitivity to composition found in quantum spin ices and the lack of ferroelectric behavior in pyrochlores. For more information, please visit Nature Communications.


Hernandez Lab Featured on the Cover of Chemical Physics Letters

Congratulations to Prof. Hernandez and his postdoc Dr. Rakesh Singh,  for having their article published in the newest edition of Chemical Physics Letters. Their research has been featured on the cover of the September 16th issue. Singh and Hernandez have shown that a simplified stochastic model can be used to describe the structure of hard-core soft shell […]


Hernandez named 2018 SERMACS Stan Israel Award Winner

Congratulations to prof. Rigoberto Hernandez for being selected as the winner for the 2018 SERMACS Stan Israel Award! The Stanley C. Israel Regional Award recognizes individuals and/or institutions who have advanced diversity in the chemical sciences and significantly stimulated or fostered activities that promote inclusiveness within the region.


Avery Baumann Selected to Speak at ADSE Young Researcher Conference

Congratulations to Avery Baumann for being selected as one of six student speakers at the 5th Young Researcher Conference hosted by the Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering (ADSE)! Avery will be speaking on Sept 29th at UMD College Park.


Lectka Lab Featured in Journal of Organic Chemistry

Congratulations to Desta Bume, Stefan Harry, and Cody Ross Pitts of the Lectka Group for their paper entitled “Catalyzed and Promoted Aliphatic Fluorination” (J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 8803) and its associated cover art.  Metro systems in German speaking parts of Europe are often termed U-bahns, in which trains glide primarily within underground tunnels along branching and […]


Huabing Sun and Liwei Zheng of the Greenberg Lab featured in JACS

Congratulations to Huabing Sun and Liwei Zheng of the Greenberg lab, whose article “Independent Generation of Reactive Intermediates Leads to an Alternative Mechanism for Strand Damage Induced by Hole Transfer in Poly(dA−T) Sequences” was just published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.