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In the News –

Group Members of VTCDD Faculty

Amanda Nelson

Awarded a U.S. Fulbright Student Program grant

Amanda Nelson

Amanda Nelson of Salisbury, North Carolina, a Ph.D. candidate in chemistry in theCollege of Science, will be spending almost a year conducting research in synthetic chemistry at the University of Würzburg in Germany. Nelson’s research aims to understand and improve approaches to synthetic chemistry.

Molly Congdon

Presenter at the 49th Annual SouthEastern Regional Lipid Conference 2014

Molly Congdon

Title of Presentation: Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of Sphingosine Kinase 2 selective derivatives of guanidine-based inhibitors

Paul Velander

Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery 2014 Student Poster Session - Second Place Winner

Paul Velander

Title: Discovery and Mechanisms of Natural Product Inhibitors against Protein Amyloidosis in Type II Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease

Rachael Parker

The Finn Wold Travel Award from The Protein Society

Rachael Parker

Supported by contributions from the Society and its members—and named in honor of one of the Society’s founding members—the Wold Award is given to outstanding students based on scientific merit. In addition to financial support to contribute to the 28th Annual Symposium of The Protein Society (this year in San Diego), awardees will be recognized during the plenary awards session. Rachel’s work targets the design of a synthetic module that specifically binds the Mycobacteria cell wall. Her studies have implications in the development of inexpensive point-of-care diagnostic devices for TB.

Eugene Camerino

Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery 2014 Student Poster Session - First Place Winner

Eugene Camerino

Title: Fluorinated Methylketone Prodrugs: Potential New Insecticides against An. Gambiae