Congrats to our PhD student Nana Agyemang of the Murelli lab (Brooklyn College, CUNY) on his first-author publication “Divergent Synthesis of a Thiolate-Based alpha-Hydroxytropolone Library with a Dynamic Bioactivity Profile” published in RSC Advances.
This manuscript describes Nana’s development of a new strategy to access substituted hydroxytropolones, and its use in identifying new molecules with sub-micromolar activity against three human pathogens – hepatitis B virus, herpes simplex virus-1, and Cryptococcus neoformans.
Biological studies were carried out in collaboration with the Tavis, Morrison, and Donlin labs at Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
Check out the manuscript here: https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2019/RA/C9RA06383H
Congrats to PhD Student Lauren Bejcek of the Murelli lab (Brooklyn College) on her first author research publication, “Maltol- and allomaltol-derived oxidopyrylium ylides: Methyl substitution pattern kinetically influences [5 + 3] dimerization versus [5 + 2] cycloaddition reactions”, recently accepted in Journal of Organic Chemistry.
This work was a collaborative effort across multiple CUNY research labs including co-corresponding author Prof. Edyta Greer (Baruch College), Prof. Alec Greer (Brooklyn College) and Prof. William Hersh (Queens College).
Other co-authors include former postdoctoral associate Aswin Garimalla and Brooklyn College undergraduate Duygu Suyabatmaz.
See the accepted manuscript here:
Congrats to our Chemistry PhD student Mikhail Miroshnikov (Prof. George John Lab at The City College of New York) on his first-author paper reporting a fast-charging, high-capacity & recyclable natural henna based material for lithium-ion battery.
Read in ACS Publications: https://bit.ly/2M8QdFW
Prof. Guoqi Zhang Lab at John Jay College of Criminal Justice with collaborators report the FIRST examples of Vanadium-catalyzed esters and amides – a significant conceptual advance in the field of reductive transformations!
Read their paper in ACS Publications:
Check out the latest publication from Prof. Mahesh Lakshman at The City College of New York, CUNY, and colleagues, where they report synthesis and evaluations of 1,4-triazolyl combretacoumarins and desmethoxy analogs.
With a conclusion: “The antiviral activity of the compounds was unremarkable”
Prof. Adam Braunschweig‘s research team at ASRC Nanoscience Initiatives – CUNY Graduate Center, created new molecules with strong anti-Zika properties, which may also help develop new anti-parasite, anti-cancer, and antibacterial therapies.
Read more about their work: https://bit.ly/2IdiESX
Latest publication by our PhD student Marek Wlodarczyk & colleagues presents: “DNA-enabled rational design of fluorescence-Raman bimodal nanoprobes for cancer imaging and therapy”.
Read in Nature: https://rdcu.be/bA2DI