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Dr. Chaomin Li

Chaomin Li is the second doctorate of the Porco Research Group. Chaomin successfully defended his thesis in December of 2004. Congratulations Chaomin!!!

Geetika Gupta has been initiated into Phi Beta Kappa 

The Epsilon of Massachusetts Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at Boston University initiated Geekita into membership in December of 2004. Geetika's initiation into this society recognizes her demonstrated high level of scholarship and acedemic acheivement. Congratulations Geetika!!! First graduationRuichao Shen is the first doctorate of Porco Research Group (November 2004). Congratulations Ruichao!!! Sugata Ray Memorial Award

Xiang Wang and Ruichao Shen have received the Sugata Ray Memorial Award for International Students for the academic year 2003-2004. This award recognizes international Ph.D. candidate who excels in his or her graduate studies (Research, academic performance, teaching, and service contributions to the Department). Feldman Award Chaomin Li has received the Feldman Award for the academic year 2003-2004. This award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in research, teaching or service.Professor John A. Porco, Jr. has received the distinguished 2003 Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry.

This award represents part of a larger funding program to provide significant support for academic research in Synthetic Organic Chemistry and recipients of these awards will receive a total of $300,000 of unrestricted research support paid over a three-year period.

http://www.bu.edu/chemistry/news/ Grant for the  CAS chemistry : $10.7 million to develop molecular library

The Boston University Department of Chemistry is proud to announce the receipt of a "Centers of Excellence" grant in the amount of $10.7 million from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This grant will establish the Center for Chemical Methodology and Library Development (CMLD) at Boston University. The director of the new Center is Professor John A. Porco, Jr., and includes four other principal investigators: James S. Panek and John K. Snyder, both professors of chemistry, Scott E. Schaus, an assistant professor of chemistry, and, Professor Thomas D. Gilmore from the Department of Biology at Boston University. http://www.bu.edu/cmld/PDF/nigms-10.pdf