Proteins found in nature can become master builders of complex chemical compounds
Researchers have developed an efficient, greener strategy for constructing a common building block of many indispensable medicines and materials, using tools found in nature and sharpened in yeast.
U-M Chemistry Professor Chosen for Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award
University of Michigan faculty member Alison Narayan has received the American Chemical Society’s Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award for excellence in organic chemistry.
Innovating on all fronts
Alison Narayan, Ph.D., is one of only two researchers nationwide to be named both a 2019 Sloan Research Fellow and a 2019 Cottrell Scholar Award recipient. Taken together, these two awards illustrate Narayan’s passion for advancing bold, new approaches to chemistry within her lab and within in undergraduate classrooms where she can help shape the next generation of innovative chemists.
Three U-M researchers chosen Cottrell Scholars
LSI faculty member Alison Narayan was one of three U-M professors to be named a 2019 Cottrell Scholar.
Three U-M researchers chosen for Sloan Foundation Fellowship
LSI faculty member Alison Narayan was one of three U-M professors to be named a 2019 Sloan Research Fellow.
New award recognizes LSI community’s outreach activities
LSI Outreach Awards recognize the value of our community members' efforts to connect research, teaching and service to the public
Biocatalysts are a bridge to greener, more powerful chemistry
How enzyme catalysts can overcome the flaws of an important synthetic chemical process
LSI faculty member Alison Narayan receives first Klatskin-Sutker Discovery Fund award
The LSI's newest faculty member, Alison Narayan, Ph.D., is the first recipient of a Klatskin-Sutker Discovery Fund award, which will fuel the development of a library of bioactive molecules to support the search for new antibiotics, antivirals and anti-parasitic agents.
Beyond Nature's Chemistry
The newest member of the LSI faculty aims to bridge the gap between the powerful chemistry developed over millions of years of evolution by bacteria, fungi and other natural organisms, and cutting-edge synthetic chemistry techniques.