We are happy to announce that the Stephen F and Fay Evans Martin Professorship in Chemistry (https://cns.utexas.edu/stephen-martin-professorship) is now a reality! The generous donations to this endowment by many Martin group members past and present made this happen. We are excited!
A team of scientists led by chemists Stephen Martin and James Sahn at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered what they say is a powerful pain reliever that acts on a previously unknown pain pathway. The synthetic compound, known as UKH-1114, is as effective at relieving neuropathic pain in injured mice as a drug widely used for pain relief called gabapentin, but it works at a much lower dose, with longer duration of action.
Congratulations to Mike Wood, Graduate Research Assistant, on being selected for a Henze Teaching Award for 2017
This honor is awarded for exemplary performance as a Teaching Assistant for the Department of Chemistry. The award is based on nominations by faculty and instructors of chemistry courses, and final selection by the Graduate Fellowship Committee. Great job Mike!