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Lunch and Q&A's with International Expert on Skin, Aging & Mitochondria

05/29/2018 12:00 PM

Dr. Mark Birch-Machin from Newcastle University Institute of Cellular Medicine will host a lecture. His research group focuses on the response of human skin to ultraviolet radiation particularly within the context of skin aging and cancer, particularly involving the role of mitochondria.

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Haixiang Yu is Recognized by the Division of Student Affairs


Please join us in congratulating our graduate student, Haixiang Yu who just received the GRADUATE SCHOLAR AWARD presented by the FIU Division of Student Affairs. This award recognizes a graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership through academic achievement and/or academic research. Haixiang is a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Professor Yi Xiao.

“Adapting Assessment Tasks To Support Three-Dimensional Learning” is picked as editor’s choice.


Sonia Underwood and Justin Carmel, FIU Chemistry & Biochemistry and STEM TI faculty members’ article entitled “Adapting Assessment Tasks To Support Three-Dimensional Learning” is picked as editor’s choice by the ACS and highlighted in the February Edition of Science Magazine.

Nuclear waste might be a thing of the past if this graduate can help it


During the Cold War, the U.S. Department of Energy produced tons of nuclear material for the development of the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile. Today, the United States is awash in radioactive material from weapons production and nuclear power plants. Matthew Fortunato, a recent chemistry graduate is part of a research team led by Professor Kavallieratos trying to find the right mix of ingredients that could rid nuclear waste of actinides–the most dangerous long lived radioactive elements.

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Professors Dares, Tse-Dinh and Underwood Named Top Scholars


Lets congratulate Christopher Dares, Yuk-Ching Tse Dinh and Sonia Underwood. All three have been nominated and selected as Top Scholars at Florida International University. This is a great honor for each individual and for the Department as a whole. Great Job!

University Graduate School Provost Awards


Among the recognized individuals are: Daniel Roncancio, Chemistry and Biochemistry For his paper titled “A label-free aptamer-fluorophore assembly for rapid and specific detection of cocaine in biofluids”, that was a published in the journal Analytical Chemistry. Professor Yi Xiao for her guidance and mentorship of graduate students within the department.

Apply now for the Professional Science Master's in Forensic Science


The application process for Fall 2018 is still open. Applications must be submitted by June 1st, 2018. Contact us at psmfs@fiu.edu for more information.

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