NEWS AND PHOTOS

News Archive

  • Undergraduate Researcher Awards

    Congratulations to our undergraduate researchers, Mia, Sasha, and Elliot! Mia won a Sophomore Research Fellowship, Sasha won an L&S Honors Summer Research Apprenticeship Grant and a Chemistry Department Karen M. Telander Undergraduate Summer Research Award, …

  • 2024 ACS Division of Biological Chemistry Young Investigator Award

    Congratulations to Ashley on being selected for the 2024 ACS Division of Biological Chemistry Young Investigator Award!

  • 2024 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

    A big congratulations to first-year graduate student, David Hardy, and to Martell Group alum, Max Unger, for winning the 2024 NSF GRFP!

  • 2024 CAS Future Leader

    Congratulations, Eric, on being selected as a 2024 CAS Future Leader!

  • New publication!

    New paper alert! Mario, Max, and Ashley’s work focused on the directed evolution of plastic-degrading enzymes using a novel ultrahigh-throughput yeast display platform is published in JACS.

  • 2023 NOBCChE Conference

    Third-year student JP received the prestigious Advancing Science Conference Grant (ASCG) from the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) which provided him with the opportunity to present his …

  • ACS Cover Art Feature

    Congratulations to Eric for his artwork being featured on the cover of ACS Chemical Biology!

  • Martell Group at ACS San Francisco 2023

    Eric and Sifei represented the Martell Group at the Fall 2023 National ACS Meeting in San Francisco! Good job on your oral presentations!

  • New Publication!

    Justice’s and Edward’s article on a solution-phase Cu/TEMPO alcohol oxidation for application in DNA-encoded library synthesis is now published in Bioconjugate Chemistry! Go team!

  • New Publication

    Eric, Christian and Gillian’s paper on using terminal alkyne-modified DNA aptamers to enhance protein binding affinity is out now in is out now in ACS Chemical Biology! Congratulations!

  • New publication!

    Ashley and Xu’s paper using switchable DNA catalysts for proximity labeling of protein–protein interactions is out now. Check it out in JACS!

  • Chemical Biology Interface Training Program

    Congratulations to Lizzy for being selected for the Chemical Biology Interface Training Program!

  • Undergraduate Awards

    As the 2022-2023 academic year comes to a close, we would like to recognize our outstanding undergraduate researchers and their accomplishments this year. Hang Yin was selected to present at the National Conference on Undergraduate …

  • Graduation!

    Congratulations to our undergraduate researchers graduating this past week! Max Unger and Hang Yin graduated with degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry. Max is headed to the Chemistry PhD program at the University of Michigan, and …

  • 2023 Research in the Rotunda

    Congrats to Max on presenting his poster on evolving enzymes for eco-friendly plastic recycling at this year’s Research in the Rotunda at the Wisconsin State Capitol! Congrats to Mario on being a great mentor to …

  • New Publication

    Caleb, Ashley and JP’s paper about switchable DNA polymerization catalysts is online now in JACS! Go team!

  • Welcome New Students!

    Welcome to the newest Martell Group students, Leslie, Lizzy, Eli and Zach!

  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program

    Thank you to the Office of Naval Research for supporting our work with a Young Investigator Award!

  • New Publication

    Mario and Max’s paper on chemoenzymatic benzylic functionalization was just published! Check it out in ACS Catalysis!

  • ACS Chicago 2022

    The Martell Group made a strong showing at the national ACS meeting in Chicago! Congratulations to Eric, Jed, and Justice on your posters, and to Mario and Jeff on your oral presentations.

  • Biotechnology Training Program

    Congratulations to Kailey on receiving a traineeship through UW Madison’s Biotechnology Training Program!

  • Graduation and Research Internship for Justice

    Congratulations on graduating, Justice! We’re excited that you will be continuing with us as a research intern!

  • Hassan’s Graduation!

    Congratulations on graduating, Hassan! We will miss you. Best of luck as you start your PhD in Chemistry at Duke!

  • Congratulations, Jeff and Edward!

    Jeff and Edward were both recipients of the 2022 Graduate Student Faculty Liaison Committee Mentor Award.

  • Undergraduate Awards

    Congratulations to all of our undergraduate researchers for their recent awards and poster presentations! Max, Justice, Hang and Christian all presented posters in the Chemistry Department Undergraduate Poster Session Hassan and Christian gave oral presentations …

  • Congratulations, Edward!

    Congratulations to Edward on a number of recent awards: the Ciba Travel Award in Green Chemistry, the Outstanding Chemistry Teaching Assistant Award, the William B Dickinson Fellowship in Organic Chemistry, and Best Presentation at the …

  • New Postdoc!

    Welcome to our first postdoctoral researcher, Xu Zhou!

  • New Publication

    Edward’s paper on DNA-scaffolded synergistic catalysis is now in JACS! Check it out!

  • The Martell group is on Twitter!

    We just started a student-run account on Twitter! Follow us for announcements, photos, and more!

  • Welcome New Students!

    Jean Paul, Ethan, and Kailey have joined our group! Welcome!

  • ACS Bridge Travel & Career/Professional Development Award

    Congratulations to Christian on receiving the ACS Bridge Travel & Career/Professional Development Award!

  • Congratulations, Gillian!

    Congratulations to Gillian on her Master’s degree! We wish you all the best with your future endeavors!

  • Hartwell Foundation Award

    Thank you to the Hartwell Foundation for supporting our work with an Individual Biomedical Research Award!

  • Army Research Office Grant

    Thank you to the Army Research Office for supporting our work on porous protein frameworks with a three-year grant!

  • Congratulations, Christian!

    Congratulations to Christian on receiving the Wisconsin ACS Local Section Summer Research Award!

  • Undergraduate Awards

    Congratulations to Hassan on the Hilldale Undergraduate Research Fellowship and the Department of Chemistry Scholarship! Congratulations to Max on the ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship and the Department of Chemistry Scholarship!

  • 2021 NDSEG Fellowship Results

    Congratulations to Ashley on receiving the NDSEG Fellowship!

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

    Congratulations to Ashley on receiving Honorable Mention for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

  • New Student

    Caleb has joined the Martell Group! Welcome!

  • Chemical Biology Interface Affiliate

    Congratulations to Ashley on receiving the CBI Affiliate Award!

  • Biotechnology Training Program

    Congratulations to Gillian on receiving a traineeship through UW Madison’s Biotechnology Training Program!

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

    Congratulations to Eric and Gillian on their awards! Eric received the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and Gillian received Honorable Mention.

  • Welcome New Students

    Six new students joined the Martell Group! Welcome to Sifei, Gillian, Eric, Ashley, Joshua, and Jed!

  • Three Minute Thesis Competition

    Congratulations to Mario for placing 3rd in the 2019 3MT competition at UW Madison!

  • Bacterial Culture Established in the Lab

    We successfully grew our first bacterial culture. Many more to come!

  • Interview with Jeff Martell

    Check out this interview with Jeff Martell featured on the Chemistry Department website!

  • Chemical Biology Interface Training Program

    Congratulations to Mario for being selected for the Chemical Biology Interface Training Program!

  • New Baby

    We’re excited to announce that Edward and his wife Maddy just welcomed a new baby, Sonia. Congratulations! We wish you all the best!

  • Fellowship Application Results

    Congratulations to Edward for receiving Honorable Mention for the NSF GRFP and Alternate Awardee for the NDSEG Fellowship!

  • New Students

    Welcome to Edward and Mario, the lab’s first students!