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Professors and Pitzer Alumnus Publish First Research of its Kind on Reptiles that Chemically Lure Prey

Claremont, Calif. (March 30, 2016)—A team of professors and a Pitzer College alumnus have conducted groundbreaking research that shows reptiles are not just hunting prey, but luring them by actively using chemical compounds. This interdisciplinary research team—consisting of Pitzer College Interim President and Professor of Chemistry Thomas Poon, Pitzer alumnus Matthew Ward ’11, Interim Dean [Read More...]
March 30, 2016
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Pitzer College Assistant Professor of Chemistry Aaron Leconte Publishes in Nature Chemical Biology

Claremont, Calif. (December 7, 2012) — Pitzer College Assistant Professor Aaron Leconte recently published an article in Nature Chemical Biology about research techniques that could revolutionize scientific understanding of a fundamental building block in human cells. “Discovery and biological characterization of geranylated RNA in bacteria” describes research methods that combine mass spectrometry, chemical synthesis and [Read More...]
December 2, 2012
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W.M. Keck Science Professor Anna Wenzel Wins National Science Foundation Grant

Claremont, Calif. (February 23, 2012) — Assistant Professor of Chemistry Anna Wenzel has been awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation for her independent research project, “RUI: The Development and Application of Gold(I) Catalysts for Asymmetric Organic Transformations.” Wenzel teaches chemistry at Pitzer College’s W.M. Keck Science Department. The research project responds to a [Read More...]
February 23, 2012
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W.M. Keck Science Department Professor Katie Purvis-Roberts Coauthors Chemistry Textbook

Claremont, Calif. (February 15, 2012) – Associate Professor of Chemistry Katie Purvis-Roberts has coauthored Chemistry of the Environment, 3rd Edition with Thomas G. Spiro and William M. Stigliani. The textbook was published by University Science Books. Purvis-Roberts teaches chemistry at Pitzer College’s W.M. Keck Science Department. Chemistry of the Environment explores today’s environmental issues and [Read More...]
February 15, 2012
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Research Paper by Alumnus Garrett Blake ’10 and W.M. Keck Science Professor Anna Wenzel to be Presented at American Chemical Society

Claremont, Calif. (October 14, 2011) — Assistant Professor Anna Wenzel will present “Mechanistic Studies on the Olefin Metathesis Reaction,” a paper co-authored with Pitzer College alumnus Garrett Blake ’10, at the American Chemical Society Regional Meeting in Pasadena, CA on November 10. Wenzel teaches chemistry at Pitzer College’s W.M. Keck Science Department. Wenzel’s presentation will [Read More...]
October 14, 2011