News

  • May 18th, 2018 - Congratulations to Huarui for passing her oral exam and earning Ph.D candidate status!

 

  • May 10th, 2018 - Dr. Pomerantz has been promoted from assistant professor to associate professor with tenure by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents! Congratulations to Dr. Pomerantz and lab members who have shown hard work and great dedication.

 

  • April 3rd, 2018 - Dr. Pomerantz has been named a McKnight Presidential Fellow by the University of Minnesota. This prestigious fellowship is only awarded to five University professors annually. Great appreciation to the many lab members who's work contributed to the accomplishments and recognition of the Pomerantz Lab.

 

  • March 20th, 2018 -Congratulations to Amani on winning the Academic-Leadership Collegiate Scholarship, granted by the State of Iowa Black Belt Association (SIBBA) - this award recognizes Amani's leadership and academic merit! 

 

  • March 12th, 2018 - Congratulations to Dr. Clifford Gee, Keith Arntson, Ed Koleski, Racheal Staebell, and Dr. Pomerantz for their paper, "Dual Labeling of the CBP/p300 KIX domain for 19F NMR leads to identification of a new small molecule binding site", being designate "very important paper" status by ChemBioChem! 

 

 

  • January 22nd, 2018 - Congratulations to Dr. Pomerantz for receiving the 2018 Guillermo E. Borja Career Development Awardfrom the College of Science and Engineering (CSE). This award is given to promising young CSE faculty members in recognition of their research and scholarly accomplishments during their probationary period as assistant professors. He is the first professor from the Department of Chemistry to receive this award, which comes with $3,000 for scholarly and research activities. Special thanks to all lab members for their significant contributions.

 

  • January 5th, 2018 - The Pomerantz lab welcomes Dr. Anil Pandey as a new posdoctoral associate. He will be working on bromodomains and microcyclized peptides.

 

  • November 20th, 2017 - The Pomerantz lab welcomes four new first year graduate students: Noelle Olson, Jiaquian Li, Prakiriti Karla, and Huda Zahid. 

 

  • October 23rd, 2017 - Congratulations to Dr. Pomerantz for a unanimous departmental tenure vote. Special thanks to past members who contributed to the Pomerantz lab's success. Also, the Pomerantz lab welcomes Caitlin Kruegger for her Medicinal Chemistry rotation. 

 

  • September 11th, 2017 - Congratulations to Dr. Brie Perell who successfully defended her PhD thesis today. Brie will be starting her postdoctoral research position at Amgen in October. Good luck Brie. We wish you many more successes! The Pomerantz lab also welcomes Samantha Kennelly while she works on peptides during her Medicinal Chemistry rotation. 

 

  • September 1st, 2017 - Congratulations to Amani on receiving the Chemistry Department's Excellence Fellowship. Also, congratulations and farewell to Dr. Siva Talluri as he moves to his new job in Indiana with Golars LLC.

 

  • August 8th, 2017 - Congratulations to Anand for passing his oral exam and earning Ph.D candidate status! 

 

  • August 2nd, 2017 - Congratulations to Dr. Clifford Gee, who successfully defended his PhD thesis today. Clifford will be leaving at the end of the month to start a postdoctoral research position at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in the laboratory of Richard Lee. Many thanks to Clifford for his hard work in the lab as well as service to the department as our JST president.

 

 

  • July 10th, 2017 - Congratulations to Jorden for being accepted to the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory course on X-Ray Methods in Structural Biology! The course runs from October 16-31 and will be an immersive training experience.

 

 

 

  • June 1st, 2017 - Steve's collaborative paper with the dos Santos lab was just featured on Science Daily! Check it out here.

 

 

  • May 16th, 2017 - Congratulations to Jorden on being named as a trainee under the Biotechnology Training Grant. The grant will cover Jorden's research for the next two years as she further explores PrOF NMR and bromodomains. 

 

 

 

  • March 30th, 2017 - Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Urick for successfully defending his dissertation research "Development of Protein-Observed Fluorine Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy as a Ligand Discovery Technique" Andrew will be leaving for Massachusetts to begin working as a senior scientist at Abbvie. 

    In addition to a very productive dissertation his significant service contributions to the biological chemistry community in the department through codeveloping the chemical biology bootcamp are highly appreciated. Best of luck Andrew!

 

 

  • March 17th, 2017 - Did you miss the fifth annual International Chemical Biology Society (ICBS) meeting in Madison? Do you want to read up on some of the highlights? Check out the Meeting Proceedings paper that was just published online through ACS Chemical Biology and co-authored by Professor Pomerantz, Peter Ycas, two members from the Georg lab in Medicinal Chemistry, and two researchers from Japan.

 

 

  • February 14th, 2017 - Professor Pomerantz has been featured in a profile on the American Association for Cancer Research website. Read more here

 

  • February 9th, 2017 - Congratulations to Jorden for passing her oral exam and earning Ph.D. candidate status!

 

  • February 1st, 2017 - Congratulations to Andrew who just accepted a position as a Senior Scientist at AbbVie Bioresearch Center in Worcester, Massachusetts! He will be starting this April and will be the first Pomerantz lab member to graduate with his Ph.D.

 

  • January 27th, 2017 - Congratulations to Amani for passing his oral exam and earning Ph.D candidate status!

 

  • January 13th, 2017 - Congratulations to Dr. Laura Hawk on her new job as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Grand Valley State University in Michigan starting this August!

 

  • December 27th, 2016 - The Pomerantz lab has two exciting pieces of news to share. The first is that Dr. Dan Erlanson from Carmot Therapeutics has included both Keith's J. Med. Chem. review and our Nature Protocols paper in a recent post on the Practical Fragments blog. The second, and even more exciting piece of news is that we have received word that our NIGMS R01 grant on studying the role of BPTF effector domains in cancer has been accepted.

 

 

  • September 28th, 2016 - Congratulations to Prof. Pomerantz for receiving the ICBS Young Chemical Biologist Award! He will be delivering a podium presentation during the Rising Stars of Chemical Biology session at the ICBS conference in Madison this October. 

 

 

 

 

  • September 1st, 2016 - Welcome to UMN to the first year graduate students! If any of you are interested in the Pomerantz lab, check out our group meeting schedule for meeting times and content. 

 

 

 

 

  • July 7th, 2016 - Congratulations to Amani for being awarded one of the CBITG Trainee slots and congratulations to Anand for passing his qualifying exams! 

 

  • June 7th, 2016 - Congratulations to Steve on his receipt of the "Beaker and Bunsen Award" for winning one of the departmental 3rd year talks! A job well done. 

 

 

 

  • May 16th, 2016 - Congratulations to Brie on the acceptance of her collaborative Nature Chemical Biology paper with the Sachs lab! 

 

  • May 13th, 2016 - Many congratulations to Ed on his graduation. We will miss having him in the lab but are excited for where he goes next. 

 

  • May 9th, 2016 - The Pomerantz lab welcomes Erik Faber, a rotating M.D./Ph.D. student. Erik will be with us for a couple months working on some new protein targets.

 

 

 

  • March 29th, 2016 - Congratulations to Jorden for receiving an honorable mention for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

 

 

  • March 3rd, 2016 - Congratulations to Peter passing his oral exam and obtaining Ph.D. candidacy! 

 

  • February 24th, 2016 - Congratulations to Prof. Pomerantz for being named one of 24 2016 Cottrell Scholars by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement! The proposal for this grant is titled "Fluorinated Peptides and Proteins for 19F MRI and Integrated Research Experiences in an Organic Chemistry Lab Course. Read more here on the departmental page. 

 

 

  • January 25th, 2016 - The Pomerantz lab is happy to welcome Anand Divakaran into the group as a first year student from Med Chem! Anand will be working on both the stabilized peptide project as well as a new PrOF project. 

 

  • January 15th, 2016 - Congratulationsi to Prof. Pomerantz for receiving one of the 2016-2018 McKnight Land-Grant awards, one of the top honors for assistant professors at the University of Minnesota! 

 

  • January 7th, 2016 - Keith's J. Med. Chem. review on PrOF NMR has been recommended in F1000Prime as being a paper of special significance. Congratulations and many thanks to Dr. Arora for the recommendation!


 

  • December 4th, 2015 - Our paper describing Protein Observed Fluorine (PrOF) NMR has been accepted to Nature Protocols. Congratulations to everyone who contributed!

 

  • November 24th, 2015 - The Pomerantz lab welcomes two new first year graduate students, Jorden Johnson and Amani Lee. Jorden will be working on the bromodomain projects while Amani will be coadvised by Christy Haynes and will work on a collaborative project between the two labs.

 

 

  • October 29th, 2015 - Prof. Pomerantz is interviewed on an ACS Chemical Biology podcast, discussing the lab's recent paper on the discovery of small molecule AU1 for the inhibition of the bromodomain of the protein BPTF. Check out the podcast on the ACS website. Prof. Pomerantz starts around the 5:30 mark. 

 

  • Fall 2015 - Welcome to incoming class of chemistry and medicinal chemistry graduate students! For those of you interested in joining the Pomerantz lab, feel free to contact any of us. Group member information can be found following the "Members" link on the side. Group meetings are typically Thursdays, 4 pm, in Kolthoff 283. Contact Prof. Pomerantz for details and/or check out the group meeting schedule.

 

  • Fall 2015 - The Pomerantz lab welcomes several new members to the lab this fall! Welcome to Medicinal Chemistry rotation student Dmitri Konorev, postdoctoral researcher Siva Talluri, undergraduate students Sofia Maltseva, Andrew Koval, and Rachel Staebel, and visiting research student Huarui. 

 

  • September 3rd, 2015 - Congratulations to Keith on a successful masters' defense!

 

 

  • July 15th, 2015 - The Pomerantz Lab's Midwest Affiliate Grant through the AHA has been upgraded to a national affiliate award, meaning additional and extended funding for the group! 

 

  • July 8th, 2015 - ACS Chem. Biol. paper is accepted. Congratulations to everyone who contributed. Go AU1! 
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  • Summer 2015 - The Pomerantz lab welcomes Emily Sherman, a LANDO Research student visiting from Ithaca College, Anand Divakaran, a rotation student from the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Alex Ayoub, a Heisig Summer Research fellow , and Amani Lee, a DOVE fellowship recipient. Emily will be working with Steve on a synthetic project, Anand will be working with Neeraj in expressing some new protein constructs, Alex will be working with Laura developing a new biochemical assay for proteins of interest, and Amani will be working on a collaborative project between the Pomerantz and Haynes labs. 

 

  • May 6th, 2015 - Collaborative bromodomain project with the Hall lab finally submitted. Fingers crossed for AU1. 

 

  • April 2015 - Pomerantz lab receives an American Heart Association grant to study the role of BPTF in cardiovascular disease

 

  • April 28th, 2015 - Congratulations to undergraduate lab member Ed Koleski for receiving the Senior Award from the Department of Chemistry.

 

 

 

  • February 23rd 2015 - Congratulations to Steve on passing his oral exam and obtaining Ph.D. Candidate status! 

 

  • February 18th 2015 - PrOF NMR gets blogged on Practical Fragments! This blog, which is run by Dan Erlanson and Teddy Zartler, is well regarded in its evaluation of a wide variety of topics as they related to fragment-based drug design. 

 

  • January 6th-14th 2015 - The 2nd installment of the Chemical Biology bootcamp has started! Eight students from four different research labs particpated in a 6 day chemical biology laboratory series. Special thanks to TA's Andrew Urick, Dr. Laura Hawk, Clifford Gee, and Steve Kirberger for their helpful assistance 

 

  • Jan 5th, 2015 - The Pomerantz Lab is very grateful to the Garber family and relatives for their generous support of our research. 

 

  • December 15th, 2014 - 3rd year graduate student Clifford Gee and undergraduate student Ed Koleski's PrOF NMR screening paper is accepted to Angewandte Chemie. 

 

 

  • November 21st, 2014 - The Pomerantz lab welcomes Peter Ycas, a new first year chemistry graduate student, to the lab. 

 

  • October 7th, 2014 - 3rd year gaduate student Andrew Urick and postdoctoral associate Dr. Neeraj Mishra publish their paper on PrOF NMR for bromodomains. (DOI: 10.1021/cb5007344). 

 

  • September 15, 2014 - The Pomerantz lab welcomes Dr. Laura Hawk as a new postdoctoral associate. 

 

 

  • Fall 2014 - The Pomerantz lab welcomes new undergraduate students Makenna Habegger who will be working with graduate student Brie Perell on stabilized peptides and Ed Koleski who will be working with graduate student Clifford Gee on developing small molecule ligands for the KIX protein.

 

 

  • Spring 2014 - Congratulations to second year students, Andrew Urick, Brie Perell, and Clifford Gee for passing qualifying exams and obtaining Ph.D. candidate status! 

 

  • January 27th, 2014 - Pomerantz lab runs the first Chemical Biology Boot Camp, providing new students with the opportunity to learn basic chemical biology lab skills. 

 

  • June 22nd, 2013 - The Pomerantz Lab and the Haynes lab participate in a summer outreach event at the West 7th Community Center and demo their new fingerprint detection and DNA isolation experiments as part of the Haynes lab "solar cell heist mystery" 

 

  • June 19th, 2013 - The Pomerantz lab runs the first Chemical Biology short course with the Osher Life Long Learning Institute. Great work, Andrew, Drew, and Brie!

 

  • June 13th, Pomerantz Lab receives an American Cancer Society IRG grant 

 

  • Newest Acquisition; Bruker TCI CRYO Prodigy Probe for 500 MHz NMR (19F S/N; 2100:1)