Congratulations to our rising third years Glenn Blade and Shounak Nath who received the SCS Teaching Awards for the past 2022-2023 academic year!! Glenn was a TA for graduate (Chem512) and undergraduate (Chem312) Inorganic chemistry. Shounak was a TA for graduate courses Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms (Chem518) and X-ray Crystallography (Chem483).
Future Grad students: Reach out to schedule in-person visits with our group. Come see UIUC and Chambana. We look forward to meeting in-person or over Zoom!
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A proof-of-concept study conducted in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease offers new evidence that copper isotopes can be used to detect the amyloid-beta protein deposits that form in the brains of people living with – or at risk of developing – Alzheimer’s. Several types of isotopes give off positively charged particles … Read more
First posted by UIUC Department of Chemistry Newsroom. The Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry has recognized the research of Professor Liviu Mirica, awarding him the 2020 SBIC Early Career Award. The award committee noted that his work has been highly cited and his publication record has been impressive, publishing only in the very top journals, … Read more
Dr. Hong-Jun Cho’s new publication in ACS Chemical Neuroscience was featured by the University of Illinois New Bureau! Molecule reduces multiple pathologies associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Cho, H. J., Sharma, A. K., Zhang, Y., Gross, M. L., Mirica, L. M;* “A Multifunctional Chemical Agent as an Attenuator of Amyloid Burden and Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease”, … Read more
This academic year, the Mirica group welcomed six first year students to the group: Sagnik, Kevin, Karna, Kai, Katie (Join student with the Murphy Group), and Wesley (Affiliate student in the Burke Lab). This week we asked our three organic and chem bio students to share a little about themselves. Here’s what they had to say. Karna … Read more
This academic year, the Mirica group welcomed six first year students to the group: Sagnik, Kevin, Karna, Kai, Katie (Join student with the Murphy Group), and Wesley (Affiliate student in the Burke Lab). This week we asked our three inorganic students to share a little about themselves. Here’s what they had to say. Sagnik Chakrabarti … Read more
Thanks to the excellent reporting of Katie Greskovich, as seen on the office whiteboard, we have now learned the spirit animals of each Mirica Group member. An analysis of the results is as follows: The Mirica Group is Overwhelmingly Mammal Most Mirica Group members are vertebrates, warm blooded, and posses hair or fur. Representative mammals … Read more
We welcome prospective students for the University of Illinois’s Chemistry Department to take a virtual lab tour with us and learn more about the facilities that enable us to do our research. Our group has a diverse array of students from various research areas such as Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Biology, and Organic Chemistry, so no … Read more
This chapter summarizes the accomplishments made in the past 40 years involving organometallic Ni(III) and Ni(IV) complexes, with a focus on the more recent systems that exhibit rich reactivity profiles. In addition, high‐valent non‐organometallic Ni complexes proposed to play a role in various organic transformations are also discussed. Mirica, L. M.; Smith, S. M.; Griego, … Read more