India’s consul general to Toronto, Preeti Saran, is the guest of honour at the annual dinner of the India Canada Association of Windsor-Essex County, this year supporting a research project at the University of Windsor.
The event will benefit biochemistry professor Siyaram Pandey’s Kevin Couvillon cancer research project. Organizers promise a fun-filled evening with fine Indian food, dances and a performance by Bollywood Bounces.
Her brother Kevin survived cancer but was ultimately killed by side effects of its treatment, says Kate Couvillon. That’s why she welcomes research into alternatives to chemotherapy, like the work on dandelion root extract conducted in the lab of UWindsor professor Siyaram Pandey.
“I think it’s good that people reach out in support of efforts like this,” she said September 20, as the Pajama Angels made a $10,000 donation to the Kevin Couvillon Research Project.
All of the dedication and commitment Dennis Ma has put into his research are beginning to pay off, both in his academic career and the progress he’s made in finding new ways to fight cancer.
Although the installation of accessibility lifts in the Ron W. Ianni Law Building this summer will result in some construction noise, the loudest work will take place after hours, promise contractors.
The construction started July 18 and will affect the open areas on the building’s first and second floors, as well as room MG11. It will wrap up by the end of August. The loudest work will be restricted to the hours after 4:30 p.m.
Please contact project administrator Kevin Francis with any questions or concerns at 519-253-3000, ext 2077.
A graduate student and his team of researchers have turned the chemistry world on its ear by becoming the first ever to prove that tiny interlocked molecules can function inside solid materials, laying the important groundwork for the future creation of molecular machines.
Before he even got to the University of Windsor, Michael-Anthony Ferrato was helping new students get oriented to campus. It was a habit he kept up through his undergraduate career.
That level of involvement helped to earn the chemistry graduate the 2012 President’s Medal, awarded each year to a graduating student who has made significant contributions to campus and community activities while maintaining a superior academic record.
A common method of treating babies born with jaundice is phototherapy, which involves bathing the infant in light from fluorescent bulbs, halogen quartz lamps, light-emitting diodes, and even fiber-optic mattresses.
Tricia Carmichael can see a day when those babies can simply be wrapped in a light-emitting blanket.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is inviting nominations and applications until June 5 for the position of department head.
The appointment will be effective July 1, 2012, for a term of three to five years. Candidates must hold a tenured appointment in the department. For more information, please see the online posting of the internal search.
A master’s student in biochemistry will get the chance to share what she knows about halting the progress of Parkinson’s disease with a large group of neurologists, pharmaceutical reps and fellow academics when she speaks at a national conference in British Columbia this week.