Group News!

Thank you to Dr. Kira Armacost for visiting our lab! The Women in the Sciences group and  many other students were incredibly interested in hearing about your career path during your seminar for Lafayette College’s Women in STEM week! We appreciated getting to share our research posters with you as well! Thanks again for visiting Lafayette College!


Emily Lugos and Liza Welch presented their work at the Spring 2019 National Meeting of the American Chemical Society , held in Orlando, FL. They had many people visit their posters, and received some helpful comments and suggestions from conference attendees!


Emily Lugos was awarded the ACS – Bridge Program Travel Award to attend the Spring 2019 ACS National Meeting. Congratulations Emily!!!


Emily Lugos was selected as the winner of the Jean Corrie Competition in Poetry for her poem “Bruises, Tongues, and a Funeral.” Emily will read her poem at the Jean Corrie Poetry Reading and Ice Cream Social on April 25th at 4:10pm in the Marlo Room. Congratulations Emily!!!


Thank you to Dr. Spencer Stober for visiting our lab! Your department and biophysics research group seminars sparked our scientific curiosity! We appreciated the individual research discussions as well! Thanks again for visiting Lafayette College!


Thank you to Ellen Mulvihill (PhD candidate, University of Michigan) for visiting our lab! We enjoyed your department seminar, guest lecture in General Chemistry II, and WITS information session on graduate school! We also had a great turnout for the Compute-to-Learn Workshop! Thanks again for visiting Lafayette College!


Congratulations to Liza, Emily, Zahra, and Ella for presenting their work at the Lafayette College Fall Poster Session!


Congratulations to Liza Welch for giving an excellent departmental talk on her research!


Prof. Hendrickson presented a poster the Gordon Research Conference on Computational Chemistry in July 2018. At the conference, she was able to meet up with new friends, Dr. Togo Odbadrakh and Prof. Dmytro Kosenkov, from the MERCURY Consortium! She also talked with old friends from her graduate and postdoctoral studies, including  Prof. Victor Batista and Subhajyoti Chaudhuri (a graduate student in the Batista group) as well as Prof. Frank Vazquez (a former Geva group member)! It was great to hear about the ways their research interests and ideas have evolved over time, as well as how their work is contributing to our fundamental understanding of chemistry!



Zahra Gandhi and Ella Kaplan presented their work on identifying the binding sites in G-protein coupled receptors at the Mercury Conference 2018, held at Furman University in Greenville, SC. Their presentation was fantastic, and we were able to obtain valuable insights and advice from the questions asked by other conference attendees!


Prof. Hendrickson, Ella Kaplan, and Zahra Gandhi attended the MolSSI coding workshop prior to the Mercury Conference 2018. Thanks to Prof. Theresa Windus, Prof. Paul Nerenberg, and Prof. Aurelia Bell for putting together such an excellent workshop!


Congratulations to Ella Kaplan for giving a fantastic departmental talk on her research!


Congratulations to Zahra Gandhi for giving a spectacular departmental talk on her research!