headshots of Prof. Craig Martin and Prof. Sarah Perry

Martin and Perry receive NIH funding for RNA research

The labs of Prof. Craig Martin and Prof. Sarah Perry at UMass Amherst have received new NIH funding to develop a novel platform for the synthesis of RNA containing site-specific modifications to RNA, to better replicate the vast structural variety of the central molecule in life’s central dogma.

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Graduate student delivers community speech at Chancellor's inauguration

Gaurav Mitra, a chemistry PhD candidate, was selected to speak during the “Power of Community” section at the inauguration of Chancellor Javier Reyes. The ceremony was a celebration of the formal investiture of Chancellor Javier Reyes as the university’s 31st leader.

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Meet the chemistry undergraduate finding solutions for greener transport

Taras Nagornyy conducts research that seeks to minimize the release of harmful gases from vehicles with diesel engines, such as trucks, trains, ships, and military vehicles. He is exploring ways to synthesize Si-LTA zeolite catalysts using ammonium fluoride (NH4F) as a substitute for the highly toxic hydrogen fluoride (HF). “It's particularly rewarding to know that the research isn't just theoretical; it's meant to be applied to solve real-world problems.”

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