Assistant Professor of the Practice The Department is pleased to announce that Dr. Dorian Canelas has accepted the position of Assistant Professor of the Practice in Chemistry. Dr. Canelas has been teaching in the department over the past four years, and among other education related activities, developed the CHEM 99D "Introduction to Chemistry" course recently highlighted in a Duke News article.
Three New Professors to Join the Faculty in Summer 2013 Dr. Steven Malcolmson, Dr. Jennifer Roizen, and Dr. Amanda Hargrove will join the Department as Assistant Professors starting this summer. Dr. Malcolmson's and Dr. Roizen's research interests are in the area of Organic Synthesis and Dr. Hargrove's research interests are in the area of Chemical Biology. The Malcolmson Lab will be developing novel catalysts to access new modes of reactivity for C-C bond formation. The Roizen Lab will using novel reaction methods to access natural products and their derivatives for use as anti-infectives and selective ion channel inhibitors. The Hargrove Lab will be using small molecules to characterize the regulatory activity and therapeutic potential of long noncoding RNAs.