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Colin wins Reid Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Doctoral Research

Graduate student Colin Gaines was selected among three other graduate students in the Rutgers Chemistry Department to receive the distinguished Reid Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Doctoral Research. This award included a talk by Colin, titled "Computational RNA Enzymology: Unraveling the Catalytic Mechanism of the Twister Ribozyme. "

Ken and Emily Win Van Dyke Award for Excellence in Research

Graduate students Ken Kostenbader and Emily Atieh were both awarded the Van Dyke Award for Excellence in Research during the Rutgers Graduate Student Awards Ceremony. Both Ken and Emily are third year Ph.D. candidates.

Emily Atieh Publishes Book Chapter in ACS Symposium Series

Emily Atieh has her book chapter published in the ACS Symposium Series, "Online Course Development and the Effect on the On-Campus Classroom." The chapter, titled "Creation of Academic Social Networks (ASNs) for Effective Online eLearning Communities," discusses the development and use of our own in-house eLearning system.

Colin Gaines has paper accepted into Angewandte Chemie

Graduate student Colin Gaines has his paper accepted into Angewandte Chemie! This paper is titled "Model for the Functional Active State of the TS Ribozyme from Molecular Simulation" and discusses the use of MD simulations and molecular solvation theory to predict a key structural rearrangement of the twister-sister (TS) ribozyme crystal structure.

Darrin York to give Closing Plenary Talk at QM/MM Methods and Applications conference At University of Manchester

Darrin York will be delivering the closing Plenary talk at the QM/MM Methods and Applications: Probing complex systems in biology and materials conference at the University of Manchester, UK.

Darrin York attends CHARMM Developers Meeting at Harvard University

Darrin York attended the CHARMM Developers Meeting at Harvard University this weekend.

New GPU-accelerated pmemdGTI module offers over 2 orders of magnitude speedup in free energy calculations

New in the AMBER pipeline: GPU-accelerated Thermodynamic Integration free energy method for fast and accurate protein-ligand binding affinity prediction.

Emily Atieh Presents at the Chemistry Education Research Conference at Miami University

Emily Atieh attended the Graduate Student/Post-Doc Chemistry Education Research Conference at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The title of the presentation was "Implementation and Evaluation of an Undergraduate Certificate in Chemistry Education Program."

Darrin York Gives Opening Plenary Lecture at TheoBio17 in San Sebastian, Spain

Darrin York attended TheoBio17 in Donostia/San Sebastian, Basque Country Spain from June 26-June 30. His plenary talk was titled "Diverse Catalytic Strategies of RNA Enzymes: Recurring Themes and New Twists."

Ken Kostenbader Wins Duff Travel Award

Graduate student Ken Kostenbader has been awarded a Thomas Duff Travel Award to present at the American Chemical Society National Meeting next Spring of 2018. The conference will take place in New Orleans, LA.

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