Zaida Morales Martinez, Professor Emeritus at FIU Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been named the 2017 Recipient of the ACS Stanley C. Israel Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences. The award will be presented at the 2017 Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society which will be held in Charlotte North Carolina on November 7 - 11, 2017. This is indeed an honor. Congratulations Zaida!
The NIH has renewed her R01 grant entitled: "Control of DNA Topology". This project is focused on understanding the structure, mechanism, interactions and regulation of bacterial topoisomerase I, a validated target for discovery of novel antibacterial compounds. The proposed work is of timely relevance for the development of new antibacterial therapy to combat the global health problem of multi-drug resistant bacterial pathogens.
FIU Chemistry Professor and Director of the International Forensic Science Institute talks about fire investigations and standardization in forensic science. This interview is featured the ACS Publication "Central Science" and is in collaboration with Chemical and Engineering News.
Troy Moore (Kailos Genetics) will present a seminar entitled: "DNA Radar: Revelation of Surnames from DNA Samples with Next Generation Sequencing"
Robert Crabtree (Yale University) will deliver a seminar entitled: "Oxidation Catalysts for Green and Energy Problems"
Catherine M. Grgicak (Boston University) will present a talk entitled: "Production of High-Fidelity Electropherograms Results in Improved and Consistent Match-Statistics: Standardizing Forensic Validation by Coupling Laboratory Specific Experimental Data with an In Silico DNA Pipeline"
Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor position in Organic Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida International University invites applications for a Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor position in Organic Chemistry to begin in August 2018. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field and research plans in organic or organic materials chemistry with potential applications in nuclear chemistry or radiochemistry is expected. The successful candidate: (a) Must develop a vigorous, extramurally funded research program at FIU with substantial graduate and undergraduate student involvement. (b) Will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of Organic Chemistry, plus additional courses in his / her area of specialization. (c) Is expected to play a major role in the growth of our doctoral Nuclear Chemistry/Radiochemistry Track.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, with 37 faculty, has dynamic and growing Ph.D. programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry supporting over 100 graduate students, as well as a vibrant undergraduate program with ~100 B.A. and B.S. graduates each year.