News & Announcements Archive


Alexandra Gittens Awarded Nathaniel Boggs Fellowship

Alexandra Gittens Awarded Nathaniel Boggs Fellowship
Congratulations to Alexandra Gittens, a PhD candidate in the Greenberg lab, who has recently been awarded the prestigious Nathaniel Boggs Fellowship. The Nathaniel Boggs, Jr. Ph.D., Memorial Fellowship was established in 1999 by University Trustee Emeritus and alumna Paula Boggs, in memory of her father who received Howard University’s first Ph.D. in biology. The fellowship […]


Three PhD Students Receive Honorable Mention in International Policy Memo Competition

Eric Peterson, Simran Saund, and Benjamin Stephens—PhD candidates in the Department of Chemistry—were part of a Johns Hopkins team that received an honorable mention in the International Policy Memo Competition held by the National Science Policy Network in conjunction with the Journal of Science Policy and Governance. Their memo was titled “Baltimore Clean Air Act; the need for a new waste management system in Baltimore.”


Greenberg Lab Members Recently Published in JACS

Greenberg Lab Members Recently Published in JACS
Congratulations to Huabing Sun, Liwei Zheng and Kun Yang of the Greenberg Group for their recent communication, Positional Dependence of DNA Hole Transfer Efficiency in Nucleosome Core Particles in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Their research resolves discrepancies regarding electron transfer in nucleosomes and has ramifications on its role in controlling DNA-protein interactions […]


Cheng receives grant from Department of Energy Early Career Research Program

Cheng receives grant from Department of Energy Early Career Research Program
Lan Cheng is among 73 young scientists across the country selected to receive grants from Department of Energy Early Career Research Program. The five-year award entitled “Development of Novel Relativistic Electronic Structure Methods for Actinide-Containing Compounds” supports the work on relativistic quantum chemistry and computational actinide chemistry in Cheng group. Congratulations, Dr. Cheng!


Dr. Lisa Pogue Explores Science Collaboration

Dr. Lisa Pogue Explores Science Collaboration
Dr. Lisa Pogue, chemistry postdoctoral scholar in the Institute for Quantum Matter, a department of energy energy frontiers research center, interviews scientific teams to explore the key ingredients to successful scientific collaboration for the Frontiers in Energy Research Newsletter. Great job, Lisa!


Dr. Adam Phelan Receives NSF Award

Dr. Adam Phelan Receives NSF Award
Congratulations to Adam Phelan, Associate Director of PARADIM Bulk Crystal Facility, on his recent NSF award to explore the structural polymorphism origins of superconductivity under pressure. Congrats again, Adam!


Professors Thoi, Kempa, and Fairbrother awarded 2019 Hopkins Discovery Award

Professors Thoi, Kempa, and Fairbrother awarded 2019 Hopkins Discovery Award
More than ever, the answers to the most challenging questions cannot be accomplished entirely within one academic discipline, or even one division. The Johns Hopkins Discovery Awards provide grant awards to cross-divisional teams, comprised of faculty and/or non-faculty members from at least two schools or affiliates of the university, who are poised to arrive at important […]