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West Chester Pa. Student Research Fellow Earns Founders’ Day Graduate Student Award of Merit

Written by Jenna Pizzi
Published on February 20, 2017

James GamratA distinguished researcher who has also been recognized for his teaching on campus, James Gamrat PhD’18 was presented with the 2017 Graduate Student Award of Merit during the University of the Sciences’ 196th Founders’ Day Ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.

“Gamrat has been recognized by the Philadelphia ACS Chapter Young Chemists Committee Poster Session and the Eighth Annual Frontiers in Chemistry and Biology Interface Symposium,” said Ross W. Radish, interim dean of students.

Gamrat, a Robert D. Spiers Graduate Research Fellow, is currently involved in a project that involves the synthesis of novel MEP pathway inhibitors as potential antibiotics. This research has been presented at numerous scientific meetings and Gamrat has been named a co-author in a recent manuscript.

Gamrat, of West Chester, Pa., earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Muhlenberg College and is currently a doctoral candidate in chemistry at USciences. He serves as a graduate student instructor teaching general organic chemistry labs and recitations to undergraduate chemistry and pharmacy students. He also serves as a teaching assistant in an upper level undergraduate synthesis lab.

Categories: News, Students, Event, Awards and Honors, Department of Chemistry, Chemistry

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