Pittsburgh Business Leader Henry L. Hillman Provides $5 Million Gift for Carnegie Mellon's New BrainHubSM InitiativeCarnegie Mellon University has received a $5 million gift from renowned Pittsburgh philanthropist Henry L. Hillman to stregnthen the university's global brain research intiative, BrainHubSM.
Many double-stranded DNA viruses infect cells by ejecting their genetic information into a host cell. But how does the usually rigid DNA packaged inside a virus' shell flow from the virus to the cell? In two separate studies, Carnegie Mellon University biophysicist Alex Evilevitch has shown that in viruses that infect both bacteria and humans, a phase transition at the temperature of infection allows the DNA to change from a rigid crystalline structure into a fluid-like structure that facilitates infection.
Department of Chemistry Student, Alumni Recognized at the 248th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society
A graduate student and two Ph.D. alumni of Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Chemistry were recognized at the 248th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society with more than 161,000 members. At the recent meeting in San Francisco, Saadyah Averick, Joanna Burdynska and Mingjiang Zhong were recognized for their outstanding research in polymer chemistry.