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Dr. Huang has been awarded the NIH/NIGMS grant [View Image]

Dr. Huang has been awarded the NIH/NIGMS grant

September 20, 2016

Awarded a five-year, $1.5 million R01 grant by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of General Medical Science. The project is titled “Protein N-terminal Methylation Mechanisms and Inhibition”, 09/20/2016 - 07/31/2021.

Dr. Desai visited the Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee, Roorkee, India [View Image]

Dr. Desai visited the Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee, Roorkee, India

August 29, 2016

He presented a talk, "Exploiting the Biology of Glycoaminoglycans to  Discover Low Hanging Fruits", August 2, 2016. 

Desai's Research group published in Scientific Reports [View Image]

Desai's Research group published in Scientific Reports

August 29, 2016

"Allosteric Partial Inhibition of Monomeric Proteases.  Sulfated Coumarins Induce Regulation, not just Inhibition of Thrombin"‌, Scientific Reports, Stephen Verespy, Akul Mehta, Danief Afosah, Rame Al-Horani and Umesh Desai, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27471273‌

Stephen Verespy, Ph.D. has completed his graduate program in Chemical Biology [View Image]

Stephen Verespy, Ph.D. has completed his graduate program in Chemical Biology

August 15, 2016

‌Stephen Verespy, Ph.D. will be joining the lab of Dr. Kamil Godula as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego, Biochemistry Department.

Yunfei Mao, Ph.D. has completed his graduate program in Medicinal Chemistry [View Image]

Yunfei Mao, Ph.D. has completed his graduate program in Medicinal Chemistry

August 15, 2016

‌Yunfei Mao, Ph.D. will be focusing his efforts toward Industry and Postdoctoral positions.  

Congratulations to Brianna Mackie, Graduate Student in the lab of Dr. Rong Huang. [View Image]

Congratulations to Brianna Mackie, Graduate Student in the lab of Dr. Rong Huang.

August 12, 2016

‌Brianna has been awarded a Student Fellowship at Cambridge Healthtech Institute's Discovery on Target 2016, to present her work titled "Photoaffinity Probes for Protein N-terminal Methyltransferase in Boston, September 20-22, 2016. 

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Dr. Huang has been awarded the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant [View Image]

Dr. Huang has been awarded the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant

August 11, 2016

Proposal titled "Protein N-terminal Methyltransferase 1 in Colorectal Cancer", grant period is 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017. 

Umesh R. Desai, Ph.D., a Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay, Mumbai [View Image]

Umesh R. Desai, Ph.D., a Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay, Mumbai

July 10, 2016

Dr. Desai presented a talk titled "Glycosaminoglycan - Protein Interactions and Drug Discovery" at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai on August 1, 2016.

Balaji Nagarajan, Ph.D. Awarded Outstanding Poster at the Gordon Research Conference [View Image]

Balaji Nagarajan, Ph.D. Awarded Outstanding Poster at the Gordon Research Conference

July 10, 2016

Balaji Nagarajan, Ph.D. attended the Gordon Research Conference on Proteoglycans‌, July 9-15, 2016.  He received an Outstanding Poster Award for his work titled "Identifying Glycosaminoglycan Binding Hotspots for CXCL5 using NMR and Molecular Dynamics". http://www.jbc.org/content/early/2016/07/28/jbc.M116.745265.abstract

Akul Mehta, Research Assistant, has been congratulated by the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry [View Image]

Akul Mehta, Research Assistant, has been congratulated by the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

May 23, 2016

Akul Mehta, Research Assistant, has been congratulated by the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry on his outstanding contribution.  

Feb. 18-19: VCU 3D Summit 2016 [View Image]

Feb. 18-19: VCU 3D Summit 2016

February 8, 2016

The Institute for Structural Biology, Drug Discovery and Development presents VCU 3D Summit 2016, 3-6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Larrick Student Center, Jonah L. 900 Turpin St., and 7:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Molecular Medicine Research Building, Room 1009.

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