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Chemistry alumnus Peter Senter, PhD '81, and Chemical engineering alumnus William F. Banholzer, PhD '83, received LAS Alumni Achievement Awards during the Homecoming 2014 weekend.

Peter Senter photoPeter Senter is a leading researcher at Seattle Genetics who develops novel cancer-fighting drugs.
Senter LAS Alumni Profile

William F. Banholzer photoBanholzer, former chief technical officer for Dow Chemical, is now a professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Banholzer LAS Alumni Profile.

photo Manuel Ortega, Wilfred van der Donk, Yue Hao, Satish Nair, Mark WalkerIn a study reported in Nature, the van der Donk and Nair groups discovered unexpected chemistry during the biosynthesis of the food preservative nisin. UIUC News Bureau article.
Paul Hergenrother photoPaul Hergenrother was named a 2014 University Scholar for his research in the molecular basis of disease, especially for his ongoing studies on increasing the survival rates in several deadly cancer types. Chemistry article, UIUC News Bureau article.
James Christensen, Brad Nakamura, Ian Robertson photosGraduate students James Christensen (Dlott), Brad Nakamura (Hergenrother), and Ian Robertson (Moore) were awarded prestigious NDSEG Fellowships. Chemistry article.
Scott Denmark photoScott Denmark is the recipient of the 2014 Harry and Carol Mosher Award in recognition of his outstanding research and for his service to the American Chemical Society. Chemistry article.
photo of Deborah LeckbandDeborah Leckband was recently elected a Biomedical Engineering Society Fellow. She will officially become a fellow at the BMES Annual Meeting in October. Chemistry article.
photo Prashant JainPrashant Jain is one of seven to receive the 2014 Beckman Young Investigator Award. This award helps in continuing his work on nanoscale imaging of catalysts in action. Chemistry article.
photo Alison FoutAlison Fout was awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant for her research proposal on the development of cobalt(I) catalysts featuring strong-field ligands for C-X formation. Chemistry article.
photo of Mitchell groupIn a study reported in ACS Chemical Biology, the Mitchell research group reports having developed a new technique to quickly uncover novel, medically relevant products produced by bacteria. IGB article.
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