• Birth of a New Protein: How Evolution Does More Than Tinker

    By Mari N. Jensen, UA College of Science | Oct. 19, 2017 | Image courtesy of Matthew Cordes, using UCSF Chimera molecular graphics package

    A UA-led team has found that a protein from a new gene can fold like more ancient proteins, contrary to what had been believed. A yeast protein that... Read More

  • Dr. Carolina Barillas-Mury is the 2017 College of Science Alumna of the Year

    CBC alumna Carolina Barillas-Mury has been selected as the 2017 College of Science Alumna of the Year. Dr. Barillas-Mury earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1992 under the mentorship of  Dr. Michael A. Wells. She is Head of the Mosquito... Read More

  • Realizing a "New Normal" of Evidence-Based Instruction

    Story by Laura Berlinsky-Schine | ACUE Community | October 11, 2017

    In a provocative new report, AAU President Mary Sue Coleman calls for a “new normal” in which “all faculty members will both use and be rewarded for using evidence-based approaches to instruction.”  In the paper—a... Read More

Birth of a New Protein: How Evolution Does More Than Tinker

Dr. Carolina Barillas-Mury is the 2017 College of Science Alumna of the Year

Realizing a "New Normal" of Evidence-Based Instruction

Birth of a New Protein: How Evolution Does More Than Tinker

Dr. Carolina Barillas-Mury is the 2017 College of Science Alumna of the Year

Realizing a "New Normal" of Evidence-Based Instruction

Spotlights

Faculty

For his contributions to the field of anion spectroscopy, including the application of photoelectron imaging for probing molecular electronic structures and their transformations in chemical reactions, and the development of practical models for the analysis of photoelectron angular distributions as signatures of molecular orbitals, Andrei Sanov has been elected to Fellowship in the American Physical Society. Congratulations, Andrei.

Research

Professor Jon T. Njardarson along with graduate students Isaac Chogii, Pradipta Das and Kevin A. Scott as well as undergraduate student Mark N. Crawford report in the Journal of the American Chemical Society a new asymmetric anion-accelerated amino-Cope reaction (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 13141). 

Students

Steven Le nominated Fabiola Vazquez because she is so very industrious in all aspects of her life. In addition to attending many, many lectures and laboratory sessions and completing assignments for all of them, she invests her time in study groups, collaborating with her classmates to improve upon her mastery of her subject as well as sharing her own knowledge.