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February 21, 2024
Content will be added on this page as alumni submit updates, so check back periodically! If you have an update, please let us know. Last update: 2/23/2024 2020s Lizzy Canarie (Ph.D. 2021) was promoted to Scientist II, Protein Sciences at Aptevo Therapeutics, Inc. Christopher Fellin (Ph.D. 2021) was a panelist for the Careers in Health Sciences Alumni Panel hosted by UW's Career & Internship Center on February 21, 2024. He is a... Read more
Alexandra Velian
February 20, 2024
Alexandra Velian has been selected as a 2024 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Chemistry. These two-year, $75,000 fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. Velian’s research program targets the design of new materials that contribute to decarbonization, clean energy and quantum information technologies. A special... Read more
An illustration of a water molecule (where the hydrogen atoms are white, the oxygen atoms are red, and the electrons are gold) and a synchronized attosecond x-ray pulse pair (shown in pink and green) from an X-ray free electron laser. Nathan Johnson/PNNL
February 16, 2024
Image: Scientists used a synchronized attosecond x-ray pulse pair (shown in pink and green) from an X-ray free electron laser to study the energetic response of electrons (gold) in liquid water on attosecond time scales, while the hydrogen (white) and oxygen (red) atoms are ‘frozen’ in time. Nathan Johnson/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory In a paper published in Science on February 15, 2024, researchers... Read more
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February 16, 2024
A Q&A with Prof. Ashleigh Theberge Undergraduate researchers are an important part of Ashleigh Theberge’s chemistry laboratory at the University of Washington. Theberge, UW associate professor of chemistry, is co-principal investigator of the Theberge Group lab, which invents bioanalytical chemistry tools to improve healthcare and advance knowledge of chemical mechanisms in the body. Theberge shares her thoughts about involving undergraduate students in the lab’s many research projects in... Read more
Theberge in the lab with two students
January 30, 2024
A lollipop to test for strep throat. A microfluidic device to enable signaling between cells. A kit for the remote collection of blood-based RNA (ribonucleic acid). These are among the recent innovations from Ashleigh Theberge’s chemistry lab at the University of Washington. The Theberge Group invents bioanalytical chemistry tools to improve healthcare and advance knowledge of chemical mechanisms in the body.  Many of their innovations, like... Read more
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January 28, 2024
by Danielle Marie Holland UW senior Abby Burtner, ‘24, has been awarded the prestigious Churchill Scholarship in recognition of her outstanding achievements in the field of biochemistry. As a Churchill Scholar, Burtner’s next step is to complete a fully-funded master’s degree in pathology at Cambridge University. The Churchill Foundation selected 16 exceptional students as Churchill Scholars from a pool of 121 candidates this academic year. This year’s competition highlights the dedication,... Read more
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January 27, 2024
The Scialog: Negative Emissions Science program, founded by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA), brings together researchers in chemistry, engineering, materials science, biology, geophysics, and public policy to propose innovative solutions for removal of greenhouse gases from our atmosphere and oceans. Congratulations to Prof. Douglas Reed and his Scialog: Negative Emissions Science team for winning the... Read more
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January 23, 2024
Accelerating the adoption of a clean energy future requires scholars who have both deep disciplinary expertise and a worldview and skill set that are broader than is typically provided by traditional graduate degrees. To meet this need, the University of Washington’s Clean Energy Institute (UW CEI) is delighted to announce the establishment of the Graduate Certificate in Clean Energy... Read more

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