Chem and Biochem at the College of Charleston

Chem and Biochem at the College of Charleston

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See attached a Job Opportunity in the Charleston area that may be a good fit for a soon-to-be or recent grad!

I graduated from CofC in Biochem, minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies (shout out Dr. Mullaugh on the awesome Environmental Chem class!) in 2017 and have worked at Kemira ever since, currently in Raw Material Coordinating and Sourcing. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me directly, through DM or email [email protected]. I'm fine to chat and help you decide whether to submit a formal application! However - we are already scheduling interviews so the sooner the better. Start time can be after 2022 spring graduation.
Our SSM Dean stopped by Bosch yesterday to take ownership of a Thermo Fisher Scientific FTIR for our Department of Chem and Biochem at the College of Charleston. Thank you so much Bosch USA for supporting STEM programs at College of Charleston. We send graduates to top Ph.D. Chemistry programs in the U.S. thanks to undergraduate research and training on such instruments.
Addie Barnes (BS Chemistry, BA History, ‘23) is hard at work in the lab. She is running 25 parallel polymerization kinetics experiments to determine the best ratio of reagent and organic catalyst to use in her polymerization reaction.
Chem and Biochem at the College of Charleston
Why is chemistry major Heidi Sabatini great at solving problems? Because she has all the solutions. #ChemJokes
Chem and Biochem at the College of Charleston
Dr. Kate Mullaugh, along with students from Chem and Biochem at the College of Charleston, participated in the Global Climate Strike as part of the CofC Alliance for Planet Earth - APE event on the Cistern Yard today.
Lane Kenan is working in Dr. Michael Giuliano’s lab to develop small peptide models of hydrophobic collapse, one of the critical initial components of protein folding that is often challenging to observe directly. These models will help better understand a fundamental stage of protein folding and inform the design of peptides that activate cell-surface receptors. She is studying these model peptides using two-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).

Lane is pictured here purifying peptides using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Her work was supported by SSM/SC-INBRE funds and an SC-INBRE grant to Dr. Giuliano.

Chem and Biochem at the College of Charleston
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SSM Board of Advocates member Oliver Fetzer ('85) is finding the perfect chemistry to reduce carbon emissions through biofuel.
Chem and Biochem at the College of Charleston
Congratulations to our own Dr. Amy Rogers for winning the 2021 Distinguished Teaching Award! We are proud of her and honored to have her as a colleague in our department.
Biochemistry major Hussain Bhagat shares a week in his life.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPA4T3AU22A

Chem and Biochem at the College of Charleston
Dani Gottlieb, Dean's List honoree and College of Charleston Honors College student, is working in Chem and Biochem at the College of Charleston with Dr. Boucher as a student research assistant conducting a solubility study of regiorandom P3HT proteins.

She is also in the Lowcountry EMS EMT-Basic program at CofC Fire & EMS that prepares students to provide basic emergency medical care to victims of trauma and illness. The course covers CPR, infection control, IV maintenance, weapons of mass destruction, hazardous materials, and more.
Extending a heartfelt thank you to our SSM colleague, donor, and friend Dr. James Deavor, Chair of Chem and Biochem at the College of Charleston. This CofC Day, Jim volunteered for the virtual call center and made personal gifts to initiatives including the Auerbach “Do Science” Scholarship and the SSM Diversity Enhancement Fund. Thank you, Dr. Deavor, for your longstanding commitment to SSM! #CofCDAY
Action shot of the day! Kyle & Fabio have been working with a chemical modeling program MINEQL+ to determine the adsorption behavior of inorganic and organic pollutants on surfaces to determine how nanoparticles may be used for water treatment. Advisor: Dr. Mullaugh.
Chem and Biochem at the College of Charleston

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Instagram Photos 05/10/2022

Congratulations, Hussain Bhagat!

Photos from Chem and Biochem at the College of Charleston's post 05/08/2022

Congratulations! Class of 2022! CHEM & BIOC!

Photos from Chem and Biochem at the College of Charleston's post 05/08/2022

Congratulations Class of 2022!

05/08/2022

Congratulations Class of 2022!

05/06/2022

Congratulations to our Chemistry & Biochemistry 2022 Award Winners for Outstanding Students, Departmental Honors, AIC, and ACS Awards! (Back row): Phia Gierszal, Hussain Bhagat, Fabio Najjar, Tommy Sinkway, Cahley Farrell. (Front row): Kim Sok, Jayda Carroll-Deaton, Raven King, and WeiJun VanLith.

04/28/2022

Phia Gierszal is the recipient of the 2022 CofC’s Presidential Award for Scholarship, Leadership, and Service. Phia is president of CofC’s student affiliate ACS chapter, received the ACS Outstanding Biochemistry Major award, will graduate summa cm laude from the Honors College, and will be heading to the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the fall to pursue a PhD in Chemistry.

Photos from Chem and Biochem at the College of Charleston's post 04/19/2022

More photos from SC-ACS Undergraduate Poster Session.

04/19/2022

CofC Entourage at SC-ACS Poster Session and Awards Meeting at Claflin University! Hooray for our students presenting posters: Jayda Carroll-Deaton, Abanob Hanna, Phia Gierszal, Heidi Sabatini, and Fabio Najjar!

Photos from College of Charleston's post 04/12/2022

Photos from College of Charleston's post

04/08/2022

Congratulations to Abbey Reeves ('20 BS BIOC) for receiving an NSF graduate fellowship. She is at the Scripps Institute in California. While at CofC she performed undergraduate research with Drs. Fox and Forconi.

Photos from Alpha Chi Sigma Gamma Delta Chapter's post 04/08/2022

Photos from Alpha Chi Sigma Gamma Delta Chapter's post

3 Honors College Students Named Goldwater Scholars 04/01/2022

3 Honors College Students Named Goldwater Scholars

Congratulations to two 2022 Chemistry Goldwater Scholars: Abanob Hanna and Brison Shira!
https://today.cofc.edu/2022/03/31/3-honors-college-students-named-goldwater-scholars/

3 Honors College Students Named Goldwater Scholars Above (L-R): Abanob Hanna. Emily Dombrowski and Brison Shira, CofC's 2022 Goldwater Scholars. Three College of Charleston students have been named Goldwater Scholars for the 2022-23 academic year. The scholarship is a federally endowed award that encourages students to pursue careers in the fields o...

03/04/2022

Accepted Abstract for the International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy in June ...
MICROWAVE SPECTROSCOPY AND STRUCTURE DETERMINATION OF ORGANOSILICON COMPOUNDS: A
CELEBRATION OF A DECADE OF COLLABORATION
NATHAN A. SEIFERT, Department of Chemistry, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT, USA;
THOMAS M. C. McFADDEN, GAMIL A GUIRGIS, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of
Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA; NICOLE MOON, AMANDA DUERDEN, G. S. GRUBBS II, Department
of Chemistry, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, USA.
In this reflective presentation, we will discuss a fruitful, decade long collaboration between the speaker and Prof. Gamil
Guirgis at the College of Charlestona and Gamil’s now distinct contributions to organosilicon chemistry. In particular, we
will focus on Gamil’s facilitation of undergraduate students and young scientists in their study of the chemical and spec-
troscopic properties of these molecules, as well as his use of microwave and infrared spectroscopy (and spectroscopists!)
as essential methods for chemical analysis.
Our discussion will primarily focus on recent microwave studies, such as silylcyclohex-2-ene, 1,1-
difluorosilylcyclohex-2-ene and cyclopentylsilane, whose spectra were recently acquired in the Grubbs lab at Missouri
S&T. However, given the timely nature of celebrating a decade of collaboration between Gamil and the speaker, we will
highlight the history and past results of Gamil’s collaborations with microwave spectroscopists in the past decade, which
stretches across multiple laboratories and research groups, many of which have been featured at ISMS in past years.b
Finally, we use this story as motivation to discuss the collaborative interface between the “spectroscopist” with the
“chemist”. As microwave spectroscopy continues to climb up the formidable but traversable mountain towards mainstream
chemical applicability, Gamil’s work with microwave spectroscopists offers a unique and compelling example of how
microwave spectroscopy and spectroscopists can provide (and have provided) essential services for those interested in
chemical synthesis.
a N. A. Seifert; G. A. Guirgis; B. H. Pate, J. Mol. Struct 2012, 1023, 222.
b Examples include: T. M. C. McFadden; N. Moon; F. E. Marshall, et al., Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys 2022, 24, 2454; G. A. Guirgis; J. S. Overby; M.
H. Palmer, et al., J. Phys. Chem. A 2012, 116, 7822; G. A. Guirgis; R. E. Sonstrom; A. J. Clark, et al., J. Phys. Chem. A 2019, 123, 4389.

Five Black Chemists Who Changed the World 02/18/2022

Five Black Chemists Who Changed the World

Celebrating African American Chemists
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im_17N_JVAE

Five Black Chemists Who Changed the World This week Reactions is celebrating Black History Month with some amazing black scientists. These people have changed the world through chemistry. 0:23 - Perc...

02/14/2022

Check out last night's episode of HBO's The Righteous Gemstones to catch of glimpse of the debut of Dr. Lavrich's debut as background security guard number 9. Don't blink or you may miss it.

02/03/2022

Studying in the nook! Third floor SSMB.

Have you found your go-to study spot yet? Both SSMB and Rita have fun nooks and crannies with all you need for that mid-week study session grind. Check out some of our SSM students finishing lab reports, studying for the MCAT, and writing abstracts in a cozy corner of the chemistry floor! #cofcssm #cofcmath #cofcbiology #cofcchem

01/31/2022

Who is this CofC Chemist?

01/27/2022

Thanks to our donors and supporters!

It's finally here! Happy #CofCDAY! Make your gift to SSM now: https://cofcday.cofc.edu/organizations/school-of-sciences-and-mathematics

01/04/2022

Richard Lavrich visiting collaborator Jens-Uwe Grabow of Gottfried Wilhem Leibniz Universitat in Hannover, Germany. The two, along with Vadim Ilyushin of The Institute of Radio Astronomy in Kharkiv, Ukraine, are investigating coupled large amplitude motions in 5-methyl-9-hydroxyphenalenone using Broadband Fast Passage Fourier-Transform Microwave Spectroscopy.

12/09/2021

Two Summer Internship opportunities at Solvay (Alpharetta Georgia) - polymer characterization, materials science and analytical chemistry. You can contact Dr. Cory for more information.
https://www.solvay.com/en/career/job-opportunities/analytical-chemistry-intern-14726
https://www.solvay.com/en/career/job-opportunities/materials-science-intern-14725

11/05/2021

Come check out what the students in our Chemistry of Alcohol class brewed up this semester! For the next month (age 21+), you can get a flight of our students' beers @bakerandbrewer and vote for your favorite one. The winner will be announced after Thanksgiving and will be canned and distributed to the public. #experiential learning

Now it's easier to send Chem and Biochem at the College of Charleston a message. 10/26/2021

Now it's easier to send Chem and Biochem at the College of Charleston a message.

Now it's easier to send Chem and Biochem at the College of Charleston a message.

Photos from Chem and Biochem at the College of Charleston's post 10/07/2021

On Friday, October 22 at 2 pm we will host an information session with the graduate coordinator of UNC-Wilmington’s chemistry program, Dr. Bob Kieber. Light refreshments will be served outside following the meeting. To help us plan for space and food, please let us know you plan to attend by completing the form here no later than Wednesday, October 20: https://forms.gle/UCEMaqtcnVKoDZeP6

08/31/2021

Welcome to Sandra Craig, our newest faculty member. She received her BS in Chemistry from East Carolina University and PhD from Georgia State University.

College of Charleston, Trident Tech to require masks in wake of SC Supreme Court ruling 08/18/2021

College of Charleston, Trident Tech to require masks in wake of SC Supreme Court ruling

No one is safe until everyone is safe. Wear your mask!

College of Charleston, Trident Tech to require masks in wake of SC Supreme Court ruling Starting Aug. 18, masks will be required for anyone indoors at Trident Technical College and College of Charleston buildings.

Finding the Perfect Chemistry 07/08/2021

Finding the Perfect Chemistry

Finding the Perfect Chemistry Most people look at an algae-covered pond and see nothing but scum. Oliver Fetzer ’85 sees opportunity. As CEO of Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI) in La Jolla, California, Fetzer is leading the charge for a game changer in the energy world, and it all starts with the

06/25/2021

Just some of the research going on in our labs this summer!

Jayda Carroll-Deaton (B.S. Biochemistry, 2022) is shown performing a Bradford assay to measure protein concentration. Jayda is studying mitochondrial proteins that help build the electron transport chain.

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06/15/2021

Job notice: Ingevity, a specialty chemical company here in Charleston, is looking for a BS-level chemist. We have had several students take positions at Ingevity and it's been a great place for them to work. This position would involve working with some instrumentation/equipment. Graduated Chemistry and Biochemistry majors will be considered, as well as chemistry minors. If interested, please email Dr. Cory (at C of C) or send a message here on FB and she'll get back to you with info on how to apply.

06/07/2021

Congratulations to our own Dr. Amy Rogers for winning the 2021 C of C Distinguished Teaching Award!

06/05/2021

Analytical chemistry often means fixing things! Here are Tanner Uebersetzig, Dr. Stephanie Boussert, and Heidi Sabatini replacing a leak sensor on an HPLC. Tanner and Heidi are doing research in Dr. Wendy Cory’s lab this summer.

Dr. Gerald Gibson Obituary (2021) Post and Courier Charleston 05/24/2021

Dr. Gerald Gibson Obituary (2021) Post and Courier Charleston

https://obits.postandcourier.com/us/obituaries/charleston/name/gerald-gibson-obituary?n=gerald-gibson&pid=198759333&fhid=8543

Gerald Gibson served as chair of the department from 1968-1982.

Dr. Gerald Gibson Obituary (2021) Post and Courier Charleston View Dr. Gerald Gibson's obituary, send flowers and sign the guestbook.

05/17/2021

Congratulations to 2021 MUSC PharmD graduates Kristina Tran, Joyce Biaco, and Faith David, all Chem and Biochem Class of 2017 alumni! and not pictured, Carly Sisk! We're so proud of you!

Chem and Biochem at the College of Charleston updated their info in the about section. 05/12/2021

Chem and Biochem at the College of Charleston updated their info in the about section.

Chem and Biochem at the College of Charleston updated their info in the about section.

CofCSSM on Twitter 05/12/2021

CofCSSM on Twitter

Over 70% of the Class of 2021 participated in faculty-mentored undergraduate research. This type of experiential learning is a hallmark of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at C of C. Here is Dr. Kate Mullaugh with students Kyle Hollandsworth and Fabio Najjar studying how pollutants adsorb to surfaces of nanoparticles. Congratulations graduates!

CofCSSM on Twitter “Action shot of the day! Kyle & Fabio have been working with a chemical modeling program MINEQL+ to determine the adsorption behavior of inorganic and organic pollutants on surfaces to determine how nanoparticles may be used for water treatment. Advisor: Dr. Mullaugh. @CofCChem”

05/10/2021

Employment opportunity! Exelon Corporation in Baltimore MD is currently hiring for both radiochemistry lab and analytical lab positions. Katye Beaver, class of 2012, is currently running the radiochemistry lab at their Baltimore location. E-mail Dr. Cory if you're interested and she'll put you in touch.

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