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Chemistry & Biochemistry

Saumen Chakraborty

Transformative Chemistry

OCTOBER 31, 2023 BY STAFF REPORT Saumen Chakraborty is an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry with major research awards from the National Institutes of Health and the Oak Ridge Associated Universities and an exemplary record of impressive publications describing his work. “The Chakraborty group of both undergraduate and graduate students does significant research that […]

Eden Tanner

Groundbreaking Neuro-HIV Treatment in Development at UM

Researchers use ‘body’s natural transport mechanisms’ to target the brain SEPTEMBER 20, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT University of Mississippi researchers are developing a novel treatment for the neurological complications of HIV, also known as neuro-HIV. The National Institutes of Health awarded a five-year grant to Eden Tanner, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and Jason Paris, research […]

Kensha Clark

Chemistry Professor Receives DOE Early Career Award

Kensha Clark studying industrial process to convert greenhouse gases into useful products AUGUST 9, 2023 BY DEBBIE NELSON The U.S. Department of Energy is recognizing the work of University of Mississippi chemistry professor Kensha Clark with an Early Career Award for her research into converting waste gases into valuable products. Clark’s goal is to create […]

Phi Theta Kappa 2023

Repeating Success, Setting Record

University makes Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Student Honor Roll for eighth consecutive year JULY 11, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH For the eighth consecutive year, Phi Theta Kappa, a national honor society, has recognized the University of Mississippi for its dedication to supporting transfer students. UM is among fewer than 200 colleges and universities on […]


Five Named SEC Emerging Scholars at UM

Program offers professional development, networking opportunities JUNE 15, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT Three University of Mississippi doctoral students and two postdoctoral researchers have been selected as SEC Emerging Scholars.  The 2023-24 scholars are doctoral students Adam Beam, of Mira Loma, California; Miguel De Leon, of Houston, Texas; and Purnima Narayan, of Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India; […]

Manuel Campbell

UM Students Win Boren Awards

Awardees to study critical languages overseas for one year JUNE 1, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT The National Security Education Program has offered five University of Mississippi students coveted David L. Boren Scholarships. Manuel Campbell, of Jackson; Samantha Fabian, of Omaha, Nebraska; Sarah Hall, of Madison; and Susan Soh, of Houston, Texas, have been named Boren […]

NSF fellows

Record Number of UM Students Land NSF Research Fellowships

Prestigious awards provide three years of support for graduate studies MAY 31, 2023 BY DEBBIE NELSON A record five University of Mississippi students have been selected for awards in the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The 2023 fellows include three graduating seniors – Ethan C. Lambert, of Kossuth; Mary Beth Vanlandingham, from Florence; […]

Chloe King moments before tapping off the Grove Show performance for the Ole Miss v. Troy football game. Submitted photo

Making Music

Chloe King combines the expression of music and the passion for helping others through healthcare MAY 23, 2023 BY LEXI DOUGLAS Between writing musical pieces for performance and preparing for medical school, Chloe King has had her hands full throughout her time at the University of Mississippi. A music major and a double minor in […]


Journey to Commencement—The Value of Mentorship and More

Ember Suh discovers passion and path to STEM career MAY 12, 2023 BY ABIGAIL MARTIN Taylor Medalist Ember Suh is a first-generation college student hoping to become a toxicologist, but it didn’t start out that way. Suh, a Southaven native, started at the University of Mississippi as a premed student before taking an interest in […]


Chemistry Professor Receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Eden Tanner awarded early-career honor to continue work with ionic salts as drug delivery agents MAY 10, 2023 BY DEBBIE NELSON The National Science Foundation has awarded Eden Tanner, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, an $850,000 CAREER award to further her study of salts called ionic liquids and […]