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Brooklyn College Chemistry Department

Ph.D. in Chemistry at CUNY Graduate Center

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Group News

June 2015
The group's very first PhD student, Christine Meck, has successfully defended her Thesis. Chrissy will be teaching at Elmira College next Fall, where she will be responsible for curriculum development. Congratulations Dr. Meck!

May 2015
The group is awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (SC1GM111158) that will provide $1,558,600 to help fund the group's research over the next 4 years.

April 2015
Sarah Avidan is selected as a recipient by the New York Local Section of the ACS for the William H. Nichols Fellowship Award. The fellowship will be used to support Sarah's research in the lab during the summer of 2015. Congratulations Sarah!

March 2015
Danielle Hirsch is selected as a recipient of the WCC/Eli Lilly Travel Award to present her research at the Fall 2015 ACS National Meeting in Boston. Congratulations Danielle!

February 2015
The group is honored to be selected as one of the recipients of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation-Sponsored CUNY Junior Faculty Research Awards in Science and Engineering. The award will provide $50,000 to help fund our research over the next year.

December 2014
One of our friends and collaborators, Dr. John Tavis, publishes a paper describing 7-hydroxytropolone's ability to inhibit hepatitis B viral replication through the inhibition of the viral RNaseH in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Congratulations Tavis lab and thanks for letting us be a part of these wonderful studies!

September 2014
The group's manuscript describing the ability of synthetic 7-hydroxytropolones to inhibit mechanisms of aminoglycoside antibiotic resistance and restore antibiotic activity, authored by graduate students Michael D'Erasmo, Danielle Hirsch, Christine Meck and undergraduate student Noushad Mohd, is accepted for publication in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters. Thanks to the lab of Dr. Gerry Wright for all of your help!

May 2014
The group's manuscript on the potent cytotoxicity of spirocyclic butenolides, authored by graduate student Michael D'Erasmo and undergraduate student Alberto Munoz, is accepted for publication in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters. Thanks to the labs of Drs. Luis Quadri and Jay Bradner for all of your help!

March 2014
The group publishes the first ever review devoted to the biology and synthesis of 7-hydroxytropolones in Medicinal Chemistry Communications. We hope this will lead to greater interest in this exciting class of molecules.

October 2013
The group's manuscript on a triflic acid-mediated rearrangments of oxidopyrylium-generated bicycles, authored by graduate research assistants Yvonne Williams, Christine Meck and undergraduate research assistant Noushad Mohd, is accepted for publication in Journal of Organic Chemistry

April 2013
Christine Meck selected as a recipient of the WCC/Eli Lilly Travel Grant Award to present her research at the Fall 2013 ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis. Congratulations Chrissy!

February 2013
Undergraduate Research Assistant Noushad Mohd wins second place prize for an essay he submitted for the 2012 CUNY Nobel Science Challenge. Congratulations Noushad!

December 2012
The group's manuscript on a new method for the synthesis of 7-hydroxytropolones, authored by graduate research assistant Christine Meck and undergraduate research assistant Noushad Mohd, is accepted for publication in Organic Letters.

September 2012
The group's manuscript on the synthesis of a new class of spirocyclic butenolides, authored by undergraduate Alberto Munoz, is accepted for publication in Tetrahedron Letters.

September 2011
The group is awarded a grant from National Institutes of Health (SC2GM099596). The award will provide $471,000 to help fund the groups' research over the next 3 years.

January 2011
The Murelli research group is open for business.