2018 Graduation, Honors, and Awards

Congratulations to our graduating seniors!

- Iman Darwish will be attending medical school at Loyola's Stritch School of Medicine

- Estefany Guzman will be attending Johns Hopkins for her Ph.D. in Chemistry

- Yasmine Payne will be attending medical school at Rush Univeristy's School of Medicine

Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication over the past four years! We wish you the best of luck in all of your future endeavors and remind you that Flanner Hall 217 will always be your home!

 

For the 2018 - 2019 academic year, three of our members were awarded scholarships to fund their research and will present their projects at Loyola's Weekend of Excellence in the spring of 2019.  They are:

Claire Herbert - Mulcahy Scholarship

Elliot Gild - Mulcahy Scholarship

Ademilola Tejuoso - Mulcahy Scholalrship

 

On April 24, 2018, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry held its annual awards ceremony to recognize the hard work of all its students.  This year, the Becker lab was very well represented:

Iman Darwish - awarded the Father Morrissey Medal, the Chair Recognition Award, and Gold-level Departmental Honors

Yasmine Payne - served as the Graduating Senior Speaker and was awarded Silver-level Departmental Honors

Claire Herbert - awarded the Analytical Chemistry Award and the Louis Glunz Family - Regis Scholarship (includes a summer internship at Regis Technologies, Inc.)

Michael Serwetnyk - awarded the Mode Scholarship

Ademilola Tejusoso - awarded the junior-level Father Morrissey Medal

Xhulio Arolli - awarded the Cassaretto Scholarship  

 

Congratulations to all on another wonderful year!

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations Dr. Tahirah K. Heath on the successful Defense of her Dissertation

We are proud to announce that Dr. Tahirah K. Heath successfully defended her dissertation, with Distinction, today! Over the years, Dr. Heath has dedicated a tremendous amount of time and energy to her work in both organic synthesis and the development of the ninhydrin-based dapE assay. On behalf of the Becker lab, we wish you the best in everything as you embark this new chapter of life!

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Honors and Awards 2017

Congratulations to our graduating seniors!

Jake Dudzinski will be attending medical school at Saint Louis University's School of Medicine

JR Godlewski will be attending medical school

Maxwell Moore will be attending the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla to work with Professor Dale Boger

Yuliya Politanska will be working as an EMT and applying to medical schools

Peter Thoresen will be working and applying to medical schools

Rachel Torrez will be attending the University of Michigan for her Ph.D. in Chemistry

2017 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Awards Recipients

Jacob Dudzinski – Chair Recognition Award and Gold-level Departmental Honors

JR Godlewski – Chair Recognition Award and Gold-level Departmental Honors

Max Moore - Merck Award, Chair Recognition Award, and Gold-level Departmental Honors

Yuliya Politanska – Chair Recognition Award and Gold-level Departmental Honors

Peter Thoresen - Gold-level Departmental Honors

Rachel Torrez - Gold-level Departmental Honors

Iman Darwish - Father Morrisey Medal

Yasmine Payne - Louis Gluntz Family-Regis Scholarship Award (include a summer internship at Regis Technologies, Inc.) 

Anthony Baroud - Cassaretto Scholarship and recognition for work as the ACS Affiliate President

Denis Cipurko - Carbon Scholar

Ademilola Tejuoso - Cassaretto Scholarship

 

 

Graduate News

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship was awarded to Kaitlyn Lovato (Rice University, with Dr. Laszlo Kurti, see http://kurtilabs.com/)