Chemistry & Biochemistry

Esteemed scholars honoured for their quality teaching

Judy BornaisNursing professor Judy Bornais is one of two recipients of the Alumni Award for Distinguished Contributions to University Teaching honoured during the University’s 107th Convocation ceremonies.

The Alumni Association conferred teaching awards on professors Jeremey Rawson and Judy Bornais during Convocation.

Fast-talking chemistry student to represent Windsor in Three Minute Thesis regionals

Christopher Cameron, Travis DeWolfe, Mary Ann ZokvicThe winners of the 2017 Three Minute Thesis competition held March 28 in the Ambassador Auditorium display their trophies: Christopher Cameron of English language and literature placed second, Travis DeWolfe of chemistry and biochemistry placed first and Mary Ann Zokvic of human kinetics placed third.

The winner of this year’s Three Minute Thesis competition at the University of Windsor is examining how supercomputers can be used to combat superbugs.

Chemistry and biochemistry master’s student Travis DeWolfe took home the $1,000 top prize and will represent the University at the provincial final, April 12 at the University of Waterloo.

“I’m just kind of flabbergasted, really,” DeWolfe said following the competition.All of the competitors here were fantastic and so to watch them all and hear my name announced was surreal.”

Students claim prizes at chemistry conference

Stephen Loeb, Mitchell DiPasquale, Jacqueline GemusProfessor Stephen Loeb congratulates prize-winning chemistry students Mitchell DiPasquale and Jacqueline Gemus.

Two UWindsor students received honours at the Southern Ontario Undergraduate Chemistry Conference, March 18 at York University.

Jacqueline Gemus, a student in professor Rob Schurko’s research group, won first prize in physical chemistry.

Dr. Schurko says Gemus’ main area of interest is the mechanochemical synthesis of porous framework materials known as zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs) and the use of solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance to monitor the formation of these amazing framework materials.

Compound kills cancer cells, UWindsor research team finds

Siyaram PandeyA study in professor Siyaram Pandey’s biochemistry lab has found cancer-fighting potential in synthetic versions of the compound pancratistatin.

A study in professor Siyaram Pandey’s biochemistry lab has found cancer-fighting potential in synthetic versions of the compound pancratistatin.