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  • May 5 2023. Luana receives a Travel Award from the ACS-MEDI division.

  • April 30, 2023. The Book: "Supramolecular Nanotechnology: Advanced Design of Self-Assembled Functional Materials, 3 Volumes" is finally published.

  • January 10, 2023. Luana's paper is accepted in J. Med. Chem.  A nice way to start the year.

  • January 1, 2023. The best way to start the year, our JBC paper is online.

  • October 6, 2022. After 20 years, martin Returns to BYU, this time as invited speaker, thanks Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry. 

  • September 12, 2022. Martin was selected to the Early Career Advisory Board of BMC and BMCL.

  • May 16, 2022. Paper accepted in ACS Applied Biomaterials, thanks Dr. Freeman (UNC) and Dr. Stephanopoulos for the invitation to contribute to the special issue.

  • May 13, 2022. Gervasio Zaldivar, our collaborator, defended his PhD from the University of Buenos Aires-Argentina

  • May 6, 2022. Mohamed is finally hooded.

  • January 26, 2022. Mohamed defends his thesis, now he is Dr. Seleem, a great achievement and well deserved, a hard worker that has reached the end of the line (but it is just his beginning)

  • December 22, 2021. A good way to finish the year, a paper in ACS Infectious Diseases.

  • July 22, 2021. Our first paper in Biomacromolecules and the first, 1st author paper by Huihua,

  • July 23, 2021. One Fulbrighter leaves another comes.  Gervasio Zaldivar Finished his stay and Dr. Kelly Pires (from UFGD-Brazil) joined the group for 3 months.

  • July 6, 2021. Collaboration with the Tagliazucchi lab published in Journal of Colloid and Interface Science.  Lucky to be part of their projects.

  • June 30, 2021. Huihua and Mohamed, both got UNMC graduate fellowships, amazing job!

  • May 27, 2021. Mohamed Received the Presidential Graduate Fellowship. Only 2 students from the UNMC campus received the honor! way to go!!!

  • May 26, 2021. Luana and Hui presented posters at the First Canadian Peptide and Protein Community Virtual Symposium.

  • May 13, 2021. Luana received the D. E. Shaw Research Graduate and Postdoc Women’s Fellowship (only 20 people are selected among top universities in the country) and presented her work on Peptide docking.

  • May 6, 2021. Jiachen passes her MS exam and graduates, now, unto the PhD.

  • April 28, 2021. He is back! no, not Superman or Michael Jordan... Gervasio is back for 3 months thru the Fulbright program. D. E. Shaw Research Graduate and Postdoc Women’s Fellowship (only 20 people are selected among top universities in the country).

  • March 22, 2021. Martin has been selected as an Academic Young Investigator, Division of Organic Chemistry, American Chemical Society.

  • February 19, 2021. Martin has been selected as one of the twelve Young Observers to attend the 51st IUPAC General Assembly and 48th World Chemistry Congress

  • December 3, 2020. Hui has been awarded half of the The Bukey Memorial Fund! a nice achievement and great news for the group.

  • September 11, 2020. Mohamed passed his qualifying exam, he is now officially a PhD candidate.

  • July 1, 2020. Mohamed has received a Graduated fellowship from UNMC, way to go!!!  A nice achievement.

  • June 3, 2020. Our first Crystal structure is deposited in the pdb database.

  • May 19, 2020. Sadly, the COVID-19 forced Valeria to leave too early.  Hopefully, we will have another chance to have her again.

  • March 31, 2020. Mohamed's work on inhibitors of Chlamydia Trachomatis got accepted in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.  Congrats to Mohamed and the rest of our collaborators!

  • March 29, 2020. The paper of our Collaborator, Dr. Tagliazucchi, got published in the journal of Physical Chemistry B.  We are part of it. Very lucky to collaborate with great scientists

  • March 15, 2020. Gervasio left us and Ms. Valeria Pozzoli is visiting us from Argentina for three months

  • March 4, 2020.  We are in the UNMC webpage.

  • February 24, 2020.  Mr. Gervasio Zaldivar joins us for 3 weeks as a visiting scholar.

  • February 10, 2020.  The lab was awarded the NSF-CAREER AWARD.  Thanks NSF, especially the BMAT people, for the confidence!

  • February 03, 2020.  Dr. Audifas Salvador Matus joins the lab.  Excited to have a scientist from Mexico

  • January 2, 2020.  First working day of the year starts with a book Chapter.

  • November 27, 2019.  Dani finished her stay and is back in Brazil, she was a great asset to the lab that make sure people were happy. Surely, she will do great things back home.

  • September 6, 2019.  The antibacterial PAs work (Hui, Nathalia, etc) got the third prize in the BRDS symposium posted competition

  • August 7, 2019.  A picture of Mohamed's compounds got published in C&EN.

  • August 2, 2019. We got two papers accepted: Peptides and Organic Letters, it was a good week.

  • June 24, 2019. Martin was guest editor on a special Issue of Medicinal Research Reviews Honoring Mark Cushman. The issue is now online (

  • May 24, 2019. Martin Receives the UNMC Diversity grant

  • May 19, 2019. Our collaboration with the Tagliazucchi lab (Influencia de la fuerza ionica y el pH en el autoensamblado de peptidos anfifilicos cationicos) was selected as the best work in the material sections of the XXI Argentinean Congress of Physical Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry

  • May 1, 2019. Dr. Reddy got a position at Emory University

  • March 14, 2019. Nathalia got a position at UNO!!! way to go, she will start her independent career in August

  • February 15, 2019.  Krishna got a position in the Durden Lab at UNMC.  His hard work and honesty will surely be missed

  • Jan 31, 2019. Mohamed's wife had a new Baby!!! (even less sleep for an already deprived graduate student)

  • Jan 15, 2019. Website launches

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