Grants for Protons and Proteins

Professor of Chemistry Protik Majumder

Photo of chemistry professor Katie Hart

Professor of Chemistry Katie Hart.

Two science professors have received more than $740,000 in combined grants to support their ongoing research in physics and chemistry.

With a grant from the National Science Foundation, Protik Majumder, the Barclay Jermain Professor of Natural Philosophy, continues his research using semiconductor diode lasers to measure with high precision the properties of heavy-metal atoms such as indium, thallium, lead and tin.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Katie Hart’s grant from the National Institutes of Health supports her research on proteins known as beta-lactamases to better understand how drug resistance evolves at the molecular level and how to leverage these insights to inform the design and implementation of new drug treatments.