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Faculty Colloquium: Nawarathne meditates on medicinal chemistry

Drug-resistant bacteria are one of the most urgent public health issues in the world, and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Irosha Nawarathne and her students are researching solutions.  Nawarathne opened the Faculty Colloquium lecture series on Sept. 13 with a discussion of her medicinal chemistry research, “Oh, The … You’ll See!” The blank in the title represented molecules, she said, because observing the interactions between drug molecules and the drug... Read More
at Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Pruden practices industrial chemistry, philanthropy this summer

A Lyon junior gave back to the community while gaining career experience this summer. John Pruden, of Allen, Texas, was accepted into the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) Scholars Internship Program and worked with the research and development lab at Hexion Inc. in Stafford, Texas.  Hexion is a chemical company specializing in thermoset resins. Pruden said the company makes specialty chemicals and sells them to corporations. Pruden shadowed lab technicians, helping refine the... Read More
at Friday, September 13, 2019

HPLC equipment enhances research opportunities

Jordan Trant (left) and Natalie Milligan were some of the first Lyon students to use the new HPLC instrument. Thanks to a successful grant proposal written by Lyon faculty, chemistry and biology students have access to a state-of-the-art research instrument. The new Semi-Preparative High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) instrument will be utilized to purify chemical compounds possessing medical significance. During drug discovery-themed research, it will help achieve the... Read More
at Tuesday, August 6, 2019