Chemistry & Biochemistry

Reception to bid farewell to Chuck Macdonald and Inga Sliskovic

An open house reception Friday, June 22, will give friends and colleagues a chance to bid farewell to Charles Macdonald and Inga Sliskovic as they prepare to leave Windsor for new opportunities in Ottawa.

Dr. Macdonald is a professor and head of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Sliskovic is a research funding officer in Research and Innovation Services.

The reception promises light appetizers and a cash bar, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Mare Nostrum, the Mediterranean restaurant adjacent to the Education Building.

ChemiConnThe ChemiConn networking event will connect students, faculty, and industry, Thursday at the Fogolar Furlan Club.

Chemical bonding aim of networking event

The ChemiConn networking event will connect students, faculty, and industry, Thursday at the Fogolar Furlan Club.

UWindsor biochemistry graduate student Cody Caba and professor Bulent Mutus display the crystal structure of protein disulfide isomerase. Mutus received an NSERC Discovery Grant to examine cell proteins and structures and how they contribute to diseases.UWindsor biochemistry graduate student Cody Caba and professor Bulent Mutus display the crystal structure of protein disulfide isomerase. Mutus received an NSERC Discovery Grant to examine cell proteins and structures and how they contribute to diseases.

Biochemist to study how proteins contribute to neurodegenerative diseases

Bulent Mutus is a micro mechanic.

But instead of fixing cars with wrenches and grease, the biochemist rolls up his sleeves and chops up and rebuilds proteins using microscopes and Petri dishes.

“If this enzyme were a car we would know where the engine is, but now we are looking at turning that engine off so the pathology will go away,” the UWindsor professor said.

Judy BornaisNursing professor Judy Bornais is one of two recipients of the Alumni Award for Distinguished Contributions to University Teaching honoured during the University’s 107th Convocation ceremonies.

Esteemed scholars honoured for their quality teaching

The Alumni Association conferred teaching awards on professors Jeremey Rawson and Judy Bornais during Convocation.