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Yang group January 2013

GROUP NEWS

NEWS AND CONGRATULATIONS!

Prof. Yang wins Florida Award of ACS

Weitao Yang has won the Florida Award of the ACS; he will receive the award
on May 10, 2014 at the Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition where a symposium will be held in his honor.  Prior Duke Chemistry awardees include pioneering colleagues Paul Gross (1952) and Charles Hauser (1957).  Congratulations Weitao! Read more:

 

Zachary Scholl honored


with Student Research Achievement Award along with several others at the Biophysical Society meeting February 2014.

 

FAREWELLS

Dr. Stephan Steinmann, from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Institute des Sciences et Ingenierie Cheminques, from Switzerland, has left the Yang group for his new postdoc position at Ecole Normale Superieure in Lyon, France.

Dr. Helen van Aggelen, Research Foundatiion Flanders fellow and visiting scholar, has departed for Princeton to work with Dr. Garnet Chan.

Dr. Chunmei Tang, visiting scholar, has left the Yang group and returned to her teaching position at Hohai University in Nanjing, China.

Pan Wu, completed his PhD dissertation and defened in August, 2013. He has joined TrueCar, Inc. in California working as a Data Scientist.

Dr. Jun Wang, Research Scientist, has departed to become a Software Developer in Epic Company in Madison, Wisconsin.

CONGRATULATIONS

June 2013: grad student, Yang Yang, is awarded a Paul M. Gross Fellowship, which will pay stipend and tuition remission for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014. Congratulations, Yang!

April 2013: A new approach for explorations in uncharted chemical space. Post-docs Aaron Virshup and Julia Contreras-Garcia, working in the groups of Profs. Beratan and Yang, together with Adjunct Prof. Wipf, report a new approach to taking "stochastic voyages into uncharted chemical space" in order to construct representative libraries that span new galaxies of drug-like compounds. They have shown that the regions sampled are absent in earlier real and virtual molecular libraries. Their approach appears as the JACS Just Accepted paper.

WELCOME TO NEW PEOPLE

Welcome to new Graduate Student Rachel Al-Saadon, Spring 2013, and Hao Wang, Fall 2013.

 

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