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Congratulations to Claudio Catalano

Claudio Catalano, recipient of the 2021 J. Doyle Smith award from the SoP Department of Medicinal Chemistry, presented to the Ph.D. student who has achieved the greatest distinction in the areas of scholarship, research, teaching and service. Faculty mentors are Glen Kellogg and Youzhong Guo.

Congratulations to Dr. Martin Safo

Dr. Martin Safo, named PI on an R61 grant from NIH, “Targeted Identification of Dual Acting Antisickling Agents for Sickle Cell Disease Therapy,” totaling $575,593.

Congratulations to Dr. Youzhong Guo

Dr. Youzhong Guo, named co-investigator for a five-year R01 grant with PI Chunhao Li, “Dissecting the role of sialic acid and sialidase in the pathophysiology of P. gingivalis.”

Congratulations to Dr. Keith Ellis

Dr. Keith Ellis, who has received a subcontract from KeViRx, Charlottesville, on an SBIR grant, “Developing Small Molecule Inhibitors of Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases as Cancer Therapeutics.” PI is John Lazo of University of Virginia.