News

Nov
2
2018
Special Issue: Research in Arts & Sciences
See Christina Gaw, pg 4; Dr Kyle Lambert, pg 8; Dr Caleb Martin, pp 20-23
Oct
31
2018
Dr Kevin Pinney in Baylor Homecoming 2018 Special Edition
Oct
18
2018
Fall 2018 Baylor Magazine: Material Collaboration
Oct
16
2018
The U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges Rankings” each year are among the most discussed rankings in all of higher education, and Baylor routinely is ranked among the best. But there’s another ranking-within-the-ranking for the Baylor Family to be proud of: Once again in 2018, Baylor received high marks as a Best Value School. …
Oct
16
2018
Oct. 10, 2018
Neil Garg, Ph.D., the current recipient of Baylor’s Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, has been selected as the first professor to hold UCLA’s Kenneth N. Trueblood Endowed Chair in Chemistry and Biochemistry. Garg, who created interactive online tutorials that combine real-life examples of organic chemistry, human health and popular culture, has been developing an educational tool, with students, for visualizing and manipulating chemical structures on smartphones. As the Cherry Professor, Garg is expected to teach in residence at Baylor in spring 2019.
Oct
11
2018
Since her arrival on campus, Baylor President Linda Livingstone has often discussed Baylor’s aim to fill a unique space in the world of higher education — to become one of the few preeminent Christian research universities in the nation. Baylor’s academic strategic plan,  Illuminate, lays out some of the ways the university plans to meet this …
Sep
29
2018
Congratulations to Emily Ziperman, an undergraduate Chemistry major (Biochemistry concentration and minor in Mathematics) in the Gallagher Research Group. Emily earned the "Poster Contest Winner" award at the Southcentral Regional American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology meeting last weekend. She also earned a travel award to attend the 2019 National ASBMB Meeting (April) in Orlando. Sic'em Emily!
Sep
28
2018
Sic'em Professor Vanessa Castleberry!
Sep
20
2018
Drs. Lorin Matthews, Bryan Shaw, Seung Kim, Caleb Martin and Howard Lee have received prestigious CAREER Awards from the National Science Foundation for their work in a wide variety of fields.
Sep
13
2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 13, 2018) – Baylor University’s 25 inaugural McNair Scholars are ready to soar, like the program’s namesake Dr. Ronald E. McNair, a laser physicist and NASA astronaut who was inspired to work hard and persevere in his studies by his family and by a teacher who recognized and believed in his scientific potential.
Aug
31
2018
Wood Research Group Postdoctoral Research Associate selected for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship
Aug
30
2018
Sam Yruegas has been selected for the WISE Graduate Student speaker series. She is the first student from the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry to earn this honor. Sam's talk, "Developing Boron-Based Electronic Materials" will be Tuesday, September 4 at 4:00 pm in BSB room C.206. We would like to encourage everyone, including faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students in the department to attend and support Sam. Come support the amazing women graduate students at Baylor University!
Aug
10
2018
Waco, Texas (Aug. 10, 2018) — Baylor University is mourning the passing of Charles E. Reeder of Waco, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, who died Aug. 8. He was 91.
Jul
1
2018
Dr Liskin Swint-Kruse, 1990 Baylor University Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, was appointed Interim Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Kansas Medical Center.
Jun
15
2018
The movement to make Baylor a tier-one research university has found a new champion in President Livingstone.
Jun
1
2018
For the second successive year Baylor Vice Provost for Research Dr. Truell W. Hyde led a small group of select “Rising Star” researchers to Capitol Hill to promote just a small sample of the promising and vital research being done at Baylor.
May
2
2018
WACO, Texas (April 26, 2018) – An April 19th awards lunch capped off the 10th annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Achievement (URSA) Scholars Week. In the last decade, since 2008 when 101 students participated in “Scholars Day,” Scholars Week has shown continuous growth.
Apr
24
2018
Undergraduate Biochemistry major Nathanael Lutz (Trawick Group) received a co-first place award in his division (Undergraduate Biochemistry, Inorganic and Analytical) at the DFW Local ACS Meeting-in-Miniature on Saturday, April 21, 2018 for his presentation, High Performance Liquid Chromatography Analysis of the Bioreductive Cleavage of Prodrug KGP372 to Its Effector Anti-cancer Agent Combretastatin A-4. The prize was $100.
Apr
24
2018
During Baylor’s Zeta of Texas Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Spring Initiation, each student had an opportunity to designate a faculty member who made a special contribution to his or her academic development and success... as testament to their commitment to their students and their encouragement and guidance in helping them reach the highest levels of academic achievement: Chemistry & Biochemistry Professors recognized: Vanessa Castleberry, Devan Jonklaas, Touradj Solouki & Paul Zinke

Last Saturday, 14 April 2018, the Baylor Zeta chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society initiated its most-recent class of members-in-course. This spring semester, 80 students were inducted, including 10 Biochemistry majors.
Apr
18
2018
Sam Yruegas (Martin Group) was one of four students in the country to receive a nationally competitive grant in the first round from the NSMMS and CRASTE valued at $1500. The 2018 National Space & Missile Materials Symposium (NSMMS) & the Commercial and Government Responsive Access to Space Technology Exchange (CRASTE) student grant is sponsored by AFRL Rocket Lab, Dynetics and i3!
Apr
11
2018
The work of Baylor faculty extends beyond the halls of academia; it is designed to help people and communities thrive. This is central to Baylor’s identity as a Christian research institution, promoting all aspects of the human being—intellectual, emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual. Baylor researchers are at the forefront of scientific discoveries that have the potential to profoundly change lives.
Apr
6
2018
WACO, Texas (March 5, 2018) – Baylor assistant professor of chemistry and two-time Rising Star researcher Dr. Caleb D. Martin recently received notice of his selection to receive a 2018 Faculty Early Career Development Program grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Mar
23
2018
Along with cheery robins and colorful blossoms, the arrival of spring at Baylor brings Scholars Week, a week-long showcase for research and scholarship of some of Baylor’s most talented and innovative undergraduate students.
Mar
21
2018
Baylor University graduate programs in law, business, nursing and health disciplines, education, engineering, the sciences and social sciences and humanities were among those nationally ranked in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings.
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