Mike Banco, Chris Goins, and Cecile Petit were all hooded today. Congratulations to the three of them. Best of luck at your respective post-doc positions. I wish you success in your future research endeavors.
Dr. Ronning, along with 25 other University of Toledo faculty, was honored for his "Outstanding Contributions in Scholarship" by University of Toledo President, Sharon Gaber, during a ceremony at the President's home. Pictured below from left to right are President Gaber, Kristin Kirshbaum (who also won an award and is the Director of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematic Instrumentation Center), Don Ronning, and Frank Calzonetti (Vice President for Research).
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry held the annual Awards Tea. Numerous awards were given. Gwendal Loarer and Cecile Petit, in an unprecedented dual sweep, were both awarded the "Best TA of the Year Award." They are the 5th and 6th winners of that award from the Ronning lab.
An equally impressive accomplishment, Cecile Schreidah was awarded the Henry R. Kreider Scholarship.
Congratulations to all three. Well done!
Today is Chris Goins' last day in the Ronning lab. He is leaving for his Post-doc position at Case Western Reserve University. Best of luck to Chris with his new science!
Chris and Thanuja collaborated on a great piece showing that different M. tuberculosis esterases do not all respond to Tetrahydrolipstatin in the same manner. Some esterases are irreversibly inhibited while some use it as a substrate. Nice work!
Chris successfully defended his dissertation. Congratulations Chris! He will be starting his new Post-doc position in Dr. Palczewski's lab at Case Western Reserve University. Well done and good luck!
Congratulations to Cecile on the publication of her Homoserine Kinase paper! Very well done.
Chris Goins' paper describing the covalent inhibition of the Antigen 85C mycolyltransferase with Tetrahydrolipstatin was accepted for publication in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Congratulations Chris!
The paper describing the development and testing of a Fluorescence polarization probe for ATP and S-adenosylmethionine utilizing enzymes has been accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry. Great work! This represents the start of an entirely new direction for the Ronning Group.