Penn State Science
- Benkovic research featured as "Paper of the Week" by The Journal of Biological Chemistry
- 23 March 2015 — The Journal of Biological Chemistry has featured as its "Paper of the Week" research led by Stephen J. Benkovic, Evan Pugh Professor of Chemistry and Holder of the Eberly Family Chair in Chemistry at Penn State University. A podcast interview with Benkovic, Postdoctoral Associate Hong Zhao, and Penn State Assistant Professor of Molecular Toxicology Andrew Patterson explaining the results of the research is available online. The paper, titled " Quantitative Analysis of Purine Nucleotides Indicates That Purinosomes Increase de Novo Purine Biosynthesis," demonstrates that the cellular synthesis of purines -- multifunctional organic compounds that are a building block of DNA, involved in cellular signaling, and a source of energy in cells -- is directly related to the presence of complexes known as purinisomes.
- Jeong honored with Outstanding Young Researcher Award from the Association of Korean Physicists in America
- 23 March 2015 — Donghui Jeong, assistant professor of astronomy and astrophysics, has been honored with the Outstanding Young Researcher Award from the Association of Korean Physicists in America. Given annually since 1994, the award recognizes young Korean physicists working in North America who have the potential for making creative and substantive advances in their subfield of physics and achieving professional success as a physicist. The award was presented during the Forum on International Physics reception at the annual meeting of the American Physical Society in March 2015.
- Research in Action: PML Consortium Grant Seeks to Identify How JC Virus Causes Fatal Brain Disease
- 20 March 2015 — A two-year grant from the PML Consortium awarded to scientists in the Eberly College of Science aims to unravel sequence variations within the JC virus genome that could case the development of a rare fatal brain disease.