We are seeking a PhD chemist, chemical or materials engineer as a postdoctoral fellow on a joint project with Prof. Rusling and Prof. Jie He at University of Connecticut, chemistry department. This position requires experience in electrochemistry, preferably coupled with enzyme bioelectrocatalytic or electro-organic synthesis. Experience in modern chromatography and mass spectrometry will be an advantage. Salary is competitive according to NIH standards. The goal of the project is C-H Bond Electroactivation of Nonpolar Organic Substrates using Enzyme-Mediated Reaction Pathways in Microemulsions. Email inquiries to James.Rusling@Uconn.edu. Qualified applicants only please.
NIH’s Office of Research on Women’s Health recently published Women’s Health in Focus at NIH, Volume 4, Issue 1, that features a recent breast cancer diagnostic device developed by our research group in collaboration with Prof. Colleen Krause (Uconn Ph.D., 2015) at Hartford University
Read Women’s Health in Focus at NIH at https://orwh.od.nih.gov/about/newsroom/orwh-quarterly-publication
Dr. Snehasis Bhakta, who graduated as a PhD. from our group in 2017, was recently appointed Assistant Professor at Cooch Behar College, Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University, WB, India
Dr. Besnik Bajrami who graduated in 2009 from our group was recently appointed Laboratory Head for Biomarker Discovery at Boehringer Ingelheim in Germany.
We congratulate Dr. Abby Jones and Dr. Mohamed Sharafeldin from our group on being awarded Ph. D. degrees recently. Abby is a Research Scientist at Jackson Labs in Maine, and Mohamed is Postdoctoral Fellow at Oxford University in the UK with Prof. Jason Davies.
Drs. Karteek, Spundana, and Rusling recently published findings on toxicity of E-cigarettes in ACS Sensors. The research was highlighted by UConn Today:
E-cigarettes ‘Potentially as Harmful as Tobacco Cigarettes’
UConn Today turns a spotlight on Islam Mosa’s research on ultra-thin supercapacitors. This is a first step towards building cardiac pacemakers which harness the patient’s own power. This research was a collaboration between Rusling lab (Islam, Dr. Karteek, Dr. Gregory Bishop, Dr. Jim), Kumar lab (Dr. Ajith Pattammattel, Dr. CV Kumar), and Basu lab (Dr. Paritosh Pande, Dr. Ashis Basu) from Uconn Chemistry, Dr. Marc Novak from UConn Molecular and Cell Biology, and Kaner lab (Dr. Maher F. El-Kady, Dr. Richard Kaner) from UCLA.
Innovative Device Could Offer New Hope for Heart Patients
Petr Zuman 90th Birthday Symposium will be held on June 29th – 30th at Lake Placid, NY.
More details can be found here.
Dr. Jim Rusling was selected as the 2014 winner of the Bioelectrochemistry Prize of ISE Division 2, in recognition of his research activities on thin biosystems for bioelectrochemical applications, direct electron transfer with proteins, bioelectrochemical catalysis, and detection of cancer biomarkers.
Our collaborative project with Dr. Dixon, Dr. Davis, Dr. Kay, Dr. Carello, and Dr. Frank of the Department of Psychology; Dr. Kinsella-Shaw in the Neag School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology; and Dilip Kondepudi, a chemist at Wake Forest University was highlighted in CLAS news.