Chemistry Posts

June 10th, 2021

Dr. Jie Zheng Receives Nearly $1.5 Million from NIH

The National Institutes of Health awarded Dr. Jie Zheng $1,451,573 for his research on Noninvasive Monitoring of Hepatic Glutathione Depletion through Blood Test. The project focuses on the use of gold nanoparticles to detect acute liver damage early through simple blood tests. Dr. Zheng‚Äôs groundbreaking research could replace current methods that are more invasive for monitoring and diagnosing liver …read more

October 15th, 2020

NIH Awards $1.4 Million for Research on Kidney-Safe Nanomedicines

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded Dr. Mengxiao Yu‘s Unravel Nanoparticle Transport and Interactions in Renal Proximal Tubules research project. The $1.4 million award will help advance fundamental understanding of the size, charge, and surface chemistry effects on the transport and interactions of engineered nanoparticles in order to obtain a general strategy in minimizing …read more

June 25th, 2020

Dr. Zheng’s High-Contrast Imaging Research Lands $900,000 Grant

Dr. Jie Zheng, professor of chemistry in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, was awarded $900,000 from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) for his research on Advance CT And Fluorescence Imaging Of Kidney Cancers With Glutathione-mediated Contrast Enhancements. Dr. Zheng’s goal is to advance both CT and fluorescence imaging of …read more

April 22nd, 2020

Dr. D’Arcy Receives Nearly $2 million from NIH

Dr. Sheena D’Arcy received a $1.9 million award from the National Institute of Health (NIH) for her Molecular Mechanisms Underlying the Regulation of Local Chromatin Structure project. Her research will focus on the quantification of nucleosome dynamics and the molecular basis of its regulation. The proposed work will impact translational studies motivated to develop anti-fungal …read more

November 19th, 2019

Collaborative Think Tank with Dr. Ronald Smaldone

Dr. Ronald Smaldone is an Associate Professor of Chemistry with a research interest in nanoporous polymers. Along with Co-PIs Dr. Mihaela Stefan and Dr. Jeremiah Gassensmith, the team received a grant to host a workshop of a team of scientists from UT Dallas, and other prestigious universities, to discuss major problems and potential solutions in …read more