Understanding the chemical perspectives of enzymes and their medical applications

Group News

May, 2016

Zahid won A. Lynn Anderson Award for Research Excellence.

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Hepeng won Senior Chemistry Alumni Award.


Jiajun won Sophomore Chemistry Alumni Award.


Nov., 2015

Amnon Kohen elected AAAS fellow by  the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

September 12, 2015

Zahid won the Best Poster Award for MECC, 2015 in Chicago.

MECC conference 2015 in Chicago.


May, 2015

Prof. Amnon Kohen was awarded Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award.


Priyanka won A. Lynn Anderson Award for Research Excellence.

Lynn Anderson Award

February 22, 2015

Coverage in Advances in Engineering of our Singh, P., Sen, A., Francis, K., Kohen, A.,* “Extension and limits of the network of coupled motions correlated to hydride transfer in dihydrofolate reductase”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 2575–2582:

February 15, 2015

ACS Journal Biochemistry highlighted our recent work on the "Development of PET Probe for Pancreatic Cancer Imaging".

Ocotober 22nd, 2014

Ilya was awarded the best poster award in CBB conference 2014...

September 23rd, 2014

Positions Available!

June 20, 2014,

Congratulation Zahid!!! His first research paper was accepted in J. Am. Chem. Soc.

June 14, 2014,

Daniel's recent computational work was selected as the cover image of the Journal of Computational Chemistry. Congratulation Daniel!!!

May 15, 2014

Graduations of Tatiana, Thelma and Priyanka....

May 12, 2014

Congratulation Priyanka for her second paper in J. Am Chem. Soc.

May 8, 2014

Tatiana was awarded an outstanding research excellence award by the Department of Chemistry. Congratulations!!!

Apr 21, 2014

Ananda passed his comps...Congratulation Ananada...

Jan 22, 2014

Priyanka's paper has been accepted in J. Am. Chem. Soc. Congrats....

October 2013

MECC Conference 2013


August 2013

Eric successfully defended his Ph.D dissertation. Currently he is working with a famous enzymologist, Judith Klinman, at the University of California Berkeley as a postdoc.

July 2013

Daniel successfully defended his Ph.D dissertation. He is currently working with a famous theoretician, Qiang Cui (QC), at the University of Wisconsin Madison as a postdoctoral associate.

June 2013

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