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Biochemistry News

Local research on new bourbon aging process aided by $64,955 economic development grant

A faculty-student research team at Lycoming College has spent the summer working closely with nearby, alumnus-owned Four Birds Distilling Co., to help advance innovation in speeding the time required to age American bourbon. The manufacturing project was made possible by a $64,955 grant awarded by The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

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Lycoming students co-author organic chemistry research publication with faculty

Chriss McDonald, Ph.D, Frank and Helen Lowry Professor of Chemistry, along with Associate Professor of Chemistry Holly Bendorf, Ph.D., six Lycoming students, and a Lycoming alumnus recently published research in the highly regarded journal Organic Letters.

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Biochemistry captures the attention of medical school hopeful

It hasn’t taken long for the new biochemistry major at Lycoming College to spark interest among students. Launched in the fall of 2018, the lab-based science that marries biology and chemistry is becoming a popular choice for students who aspire to work in academia, industrial settings, pharmaceuticals, health professions, and more. For Nicholas Russello ’20 of Guilford, Conn., it was a biochemistry course that ignited in him a curiosity in research that hadn’t existed before.

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Donation enables purchase of $300,000 spectrometer for faculty-student research

Owing to the generosity of loyal alumni and faculty, Lycoming College has purchased an Agilent Liquid Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer (LC/MS) at a cost of $300,000. The new instrumentation has already been utilized by College faculty and students in the classroom, as well as for research and publication.

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Chemistry student honored at national convention for research

Lycoming College chemistry major Lydia Yorks ’20 of Jersey Shore, Pa., received a John F. Conn Award at the Gamma Sigma Epsilon (GSE) Biennial Convention, held Nov 8-10, 2019 in North Carolina. She earned the award for her research poster, “NMR Studies of Ruthenium Complexes with Nitrogen-Containing Phosphine Ligands,” which she presented at the convention.

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Lycoming College announces new biochemistry major

Lycoming College has added a new major in biochemistry to its program offerings as part of its ongoing commitment to curricular innovation. Available beginning with the 2018-19 academic year, the new program places Lycoming in the company of the best liberal arts and sciences colleges in the nation, and will enable Lycoming to broaden its curriculum, faculty, and coursework, to better attract, retain and graduate exceptional students.

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