The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has seminars on Sept. 16 and Sept. 23. Read the rest of this entry →
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Please join us in welcoming the following new employees to Minnesota State University Moorhead! Make sure to stop by their departments to say hello and let them know it’s a GREAT day to be a Dragon!
August 22, 2016
- Bakhtiyor Rasulev – Adjunct, Chemistry Department
August 25, 2016
- Mara Morken Fogarty – Campus Visit Coordinator, Admissions
MSUM Couple Continues Education at Stanford University
By Danielle Rebel
It took traveling nearly 7,700 miles from Ethiopia to Minnesota for Iwnetim (Tim) Abate, 2015 (Physics), and Loza Tadesse, 2016 (Chemistry), to meet. Read the rest of this entry →
Friday, April 29 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Langseth Hall 102 Read the rest of this entry →
Dr. Jeff Bodwin, a finalist for the Interim Dean of the College of Science, Health, and the Environment, will hold his open forum today at 12 p.m. in CMU 203.
Dr. Jeff Bodwin is Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He has been at MSUM since 2003. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Dr. Bodwin served as Acting Dean of the College of Science, Health, and the Environment at MSUM from for the 2014-2015. He serves on numerous high-profile committees, including the University Planning and Budget Committee.
Dr. Bodwin’s CV is attached.
INFORUM, By Tu-Uyen Tran
MOORHEAD—When Mike Michlovic arrived at Minnesota State University Moorhead to start a field anthropology program, he said he was told to not bother digging in the Red River Valley because there’s nothing here.
As Michlovic tells it, that was all by necessity. Read the rest of this entry →
At the 2105 national meeting of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Cancer Theme was entitled “Cancer: The War at 44 and Warburg at 90.” Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major Scott Buchholz was honored as having one of four posters recognized as Outstanding Posters in cancer research. Scott’s project was entitled, “The Impact of Calcineurin B Homologous Protein Isoform 2 Expression on Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Cell Function under Hypoxic Conditions.” Scott’s research partner at MSUM is Biochemistry and Biotechnology major, Shelby Sieverding. The research was conducted in Dr. Mark Wallert’s laboratory.
At the 2015 national meeting of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, junior Biochemistry and Biotechnology major Molly Strong was inducted into ΧΩΛ, the ASBMB Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Honors Society. Honor Society membership requires excellence in academics, undergraduate research, and scientific outreach. Molly is the first MSUM student to receive this honor. Molly does her research in the laboratory of Dr. Mark Wallert.
Dr. Mark Wallert, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and six MSUM Biosciences and Chemistry & Biochemistry students, presented at the 2015 American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) March 28-April 1. Wallert served as a theme organizer for the ASBMB Education and Professional Development theme for the meeting and gave an invited talk entitled, “Diversifying training options for undergraduate and graduate students to support industry careers.” The students participating in the meeting and the titles of their presentations: Read the rest of this entry →
On Feb. 21, 2015, Vijay C. Antharam was awarded a provisional United States patent Serial No. 62/118,848 Materials and Methods for Reducing Cholesterol. He was a semi-finalist at the OneStart OxBridge Biotech Start-up competition held on Feb. 20-21 in San Francisco, Cal. He presented his work to a panel of biotechnology representatives and venture capitalists. Read the rest of this entry →
Dr. Richard Lahti (Chemistry) and Isaac Skalsy (Chemistry Education Sophomore) to co-present Friday at MnCOSE
Dr. Lahti and his research student Isaac will make a series of three related presentations at the Minnesota Conference on Science Education on Friday, February 20th. Read the rest of this entry →
Vijay Antharam from the MSUM Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will give a presentation at the Disease Therapeutics Symposium-2014 on Neuron to Synapse/Optogentics & Microbiome-2014 on Dec. 3-4, 2014 in Cambridge, MA, USA. His talk will be: “Can the gut microbiota reduce cholesterol? An integrative approach in determining cholesterol reducing gut microbiota.” http://www.expressgenes.com/dts12014/main.htm
MSUM Chemistry major Connie Anderson was selected as a Chemistry Ambassador for her work on active chemical demonstration display cases. The Chemistry Ambassadors program is sponsored by the American Chemical Society. Connie was selected and interviewed at the 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition in Dallas, and her work is highlighted in a short video produced by the ACS.
Connie’s display case experiments have been in the Langseth Hall Atrium outside of LH118. Displays are on hiatus for the summer but will return next fall.
Friday, March 28 | 3-3:50 p.m. | 325 Hagen Hall
MSUM Physics and Astronomy seminar series presents “Physics in Life, AFTER , A “lifetime” in Physics,” featuring Bruce Flaig
(1972, Physics & Chemistry).
Flaig writes about his presentation: Or, “How I’ve tried to use physics throughout a life that never quite went in the direction I planned.” I am currently mostly retired. I have degrees in physics, chemistry and meteorology. I’ve worked as an analytical chemist, biochemistry lab assistant, computer programmer, climatologist, meteorologist, physics instructor, aquatic weed harvester, and carpenter. I hope to give interesting answers to why I found and find physics both fascinating and useful no matter where I went or what I did. I may talk about the joy in F=ma, dropping calculators for profit, shining lights through cameras the wrong way or why Euclidean geometry gives me headaches.
Effect of polymer structure on properties and their applications
Friday, March 28 | 2 p.m. | SL 102
Featuring: Neena Ravindran, Ph.D., Principal R&D Scientist, Tecton Products, Fargo, N.D.
This talk will focus on structure-property relationships in coating systems based on unsaturated polyester chemistry and their effect on end-use properties. Examples of applications will include laser ablatable coatings, coatings for electronic packaging applications, and low surface energy coatings. These applications will demonstrate how changes in the polymer backbone can significantly change properties of the coating system and therefore the end application. A brief overview of Tecton Products, the pultrusion process, and examples of the products we make will also be included.
Eight student members of the Chemistry & Biochemistry Club presented their research and community involvement work at the 247th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society in Dallas, Texas. In addition to presenting posters, the students participated in a number of career preparation and networking workshops presented by the ACS, and got to meet ACS mascot “Professor Molenium.”
Explores way we receive and process media information and communicate emotions
Dr. Nelson Klahr, a computational neuroscientist currently teaching at Brooks Debartolo Collegiate High School in Tampa, Fla., will speak at Minnesota State University Moorhead Wednesday, March 12 at 1:30 p.m. in Langseth Hall 102.
The title of his talk is “Investigation of the Common Patterns of Brain Activation in Response to Addiction and Media Events.”
Klahr uses functional MRI to study activation pathways in the human brain. His topic explores the changes in brain activation in response to the way we receive and process media information and communicate emotions. The focus of his research is on the influence of interactive stimuli and media on the neurobiology of addiction and emotion.
Klahr received a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Florida, Gainesville, and a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.
Chemistry Club is hosting a bake sale outside of the Book store in MacLean Monday, March 3, Tuesday, March 4, and Wednesday, March 5 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.! Stop by for some treats and goodies!
Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars, a consortium of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities institutions that supports research, scholarly works and creative activity of undergraduates, is pleased to host the first Posters at St. Paul. The poster session will allow undergraduate students to share the results of their work with leaders in our state government and highlight the exciting work being done on MnSCU campuses throughout the state. Read the rest of this entry →