Magnet-based drug delivery system shows promise for cancer treatment

A team of researchers at the University of Georgia has developed a non-invasive method of delivering drugs directly to cancerous tissue using magnetic forces, a form of treatment that could significantly reduce the toxic side effects of chemotherapy.

“We showed that we can deliver anti-cancer drugs exactly in the area where they are needed and they can kill cancer cells,” said Andrey Zakharchenko, a graduate student in the Nanostructured Materials Lab in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences who led the study.

Thu, 2018-02-01

2018 Schleyer Lecture

Professor Matthew S. Sigman, University of Utah.  Prof. Matthew Sigman will give the 2018 Schleyer Lecture on Tuesday, February 6, at 11am in Chemistry Room 400. The Schleyer Lecture was inaugurated in 2001 in honor of Professor Paul v. R. Schleyer shortly after the publication of his 1000th scientific paper. 

Tue, 2018-02-06

Novel Method for Producing Nanofiber Spools

A nanofiber spool produced by an ultra-fast, touch-spinning technology can produce thousands of yards of nanofibers in a matter of minutes. Developed by Sergiy Minko, UGA's Georgia Power Professor of Fiber and Polymer Science and leader of the Nanostructured Materials Lab at UGA, this unique method allows for the production of fibers containing biological or pharmaceutical loads, including materials such as stem cells, a limitation of traditional, commercial electrospinning technology. A scalable prototype embodying the process was just developed by the licensee, Whiff LLC.

Nanofiber spool
Fri, 2017-11-17

Undergraduate Transfers

Transferring in General and Organic Chemistry Courses

Students are eligible to transfer in credits from other colleges and universities dependent on the following criteria. Please note that to transfer in credit, students must have an equivalent of 3 hours of lecture credit and 1 hour of lab credit for each course they are attempting to transfer in to UGA.

Transferring in Courses for Direct Credit:

UGA’s Robinson named Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Athens, Ga. - Gregory H. Robinson, University of Georgia Foundation Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. A nonprofit organization with a heritage that spans 175 years, the Royal Society of Chemistry is the United Kingdom's professional body for chemical scientists and the largest organization in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences.

Robinson joins his department of chemistry colleague, Graham Perdue Professor Henry "Fritz" Schaefer, who was elected in 2005 as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Wed, 2017-03-22

Graduate Students Awarded for Outstanding Teaching

Four graduate students in the Department of Chemistry have been recognized for their outstanding contributions as teaching assistants – Benjamin Cline, Rupa Gokal, Hunter Hickox, and Roshini Ramachandran. These awards are conferred annually by the UGA Center for Teaching and Learning, recognizing exemplary qualities as teaching assistants and contributions above and beyond normal expectations.

Roshini Ramachandran, Hunter Hickox, and Benjamin Cline. Not picture Rupa Gokal.
Thu, 2016-05-05

Chemist receives NSF CAREER Award for nanobiotechnology

Jin Xie, an assistant professor in the department of chemistry in the University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program.

CAREER awards are among the NSF's most prestigious. The five-year grant supports junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholar and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.

Tue, 2016-04-26


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