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Graduate Student Spotlight: Yasmeen AlFaraj

Chemistry Graduate Student Yasmeen AlFaraj describes her research and answers 20 random questions as part of the Graduate Student Spotlight series.

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QS ranks MIT the world’s No. 1 university for 2022-23

Earning the top spot for the 11th straight year, the Institute also places first in 12 subject areas, including Chemistry.

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Chemists reveal how tau proteins form tangles

Two types of tau proteins mix together in a nearly random way to generate the tangles seen in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.

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New light-powered catalysts could aid in manufacturing

When coated onto plastic tubing, the catalysts could act on chemicals flowing through, helping to synthesize drugs and other compounds.

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Movassaghi paper published in JACS

The paper, Total Synthesis of (−)-Voacinol and (−)-Voacandimine C, was published online on May 11, 2022

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MIT Research Slam showcases postdoc and PhD communication skills

The 2nd Annual Research Slam featured three-minute talks on cutting-edge research from across MIT in an engaging public showcase and competition.

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“Spring-loaded” system pops phosphorus into molecular rings

An alternative to methods requiring harsh chemical conditions, the reaction offers a new route to making useful phosphorous-containing compounds.

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Evans Wralstad

Chemistry Graduate Student Evans Wralstad describes his research and answers 20 random questions as part of the Graduate Student Spotlight series.

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Study reveals the dynamics of human milk production

A new analysis shows how milk-producing cells change over time in nursing mothers.

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Chemical reactions for the energy transition

Yogesh Surendranath and his team are bringing powerful techniques of electrochemistry to bear on the problem of designing catalysts for sustainable fuels.

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Three faculty named as research collaborators in the 2021 class of LUCI Fellows

Professors Swager, Nelson, and Englund will work with scientists from military service labs in this DoD-funded initiative.

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Setting carbon management in stone

When it comes to carbon storage, some MIT scientists think the best solution is to find the fastest way to turn carbon into rock.

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Movassaghi paper published in Organic Letters

The paper, Total Synthesis and Stereochemical Assignment of (−)-Psychotridine was published online on March 17, 2022

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