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PhD candidate Casey Ritts receives American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship

Chemistry PhD candidate Casey Ritts – who’s just two weeks away from his dissertation defense – has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the American Cancer Society.
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A trio of papers highlights utility of synthetic probes for exploring protein-lipid modification

The Distefano group in the University of Minnesota Department of Chemistry is making strides in protein-lipid research.
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Bhagi-Damodaran group researchers discover how electrostatics control active site assembly and reactivity in iron enzymes that directly halogenate small molecules

McKnight Land-Grant Professor Ambika Bhagi-Damodaran and her research group are making strides in sustainable enzyme research.

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