Women in News

October 5, 2022
ASU researchers solve a Lyme disease mystery

A recent doctoral graduate from the School of Molecular Sciences and the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, Behm has devoted her energies to unlocking some of the secrets of Lyme disease, a tenacious ailment affecting some 500,000 Americans every year.

October 4, 2022
Audrey Lapinaite receives NIH Innovator Award

Assistant Professor Audrey Lapinaite is working on new genome editing tools and has just been awarded a prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award.

September 15, 2022
ASU celebrates opening of Navrotsky Eyring Center for Materials of the Universe with presentations, lab tour

The study of materials continues to change lives — from making cars more efficient, to reducing the greenhouse effect, to allowing rockets to soar in a safer way. And maybe one day, it will help us find another planet to inhabit. 

August 29, 2022
Acquisition of mass spectrometry instrument positions ASU at leading edge of technology globally

Professor Alexandra Ros, principal investigator in ASU’s School of Molecular Sciences and faculty member in the Biodesign Institute’s Center for Applied Structural Discovery, was awarded a Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization (MALDI) instrument by the National Institutes of Health.

August 19, 2022
These women are leading the charge for more diversity in STEM

SMS Director Tijana Rajh, one of four women leaders ASU hired over the last 18 months to head units in STEM-related areas.

April 22, 2022
SMS graduate student wins NSF award

Shundene Key awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program on surface proteins in the immune system.

April 13, 2022
ASU School of Molecular Sciences professor receives teaching award

The 2022 Distinction of Merit and Scholastic Occupation (DMSO) teacher award was presented to Laura Ackerman-Biegasiewicz, who teaches in Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences. The award is given by the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SAACS).

March 31, 2022
ASU undergrad Lauren Harstad awarded Goldwater Scholarship

ASU School of Molecular Sciences student Lauren Harstad is the recipient of a 2022 Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater Scholarship, established by Congress in 1986, is the most prestigious award for undergraduate STEM majors.

February 10, 2022
ASU professor accepts international award for research in marine, aquatic sciences

Research led by Arizona State University Professor Hilairy Hartnett is being honored with the 2022 John Martin Award from the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO).

February 8, 2022
Mentorship program to address graduate student inclusion

The mentorship will help faculty to understand differences in student experiences and perceptions, and how their goals might be different from what the faculty members’ goals were when they were graduate students. 

January 26, 2022
Marcia Levitus aids in DIY air filters to help Valley schools fight COVID-19

Levitus has used carbon dioxide monitors to spot check the effectiveness of some of the filter boxes inside classrooms.

July 15, 2021
School of Molecular Sciences announces Tijana Rajh as new director

Rajh reflects on growing up in Yugoslavia, diversity, and offers vision for future.

June 16, 2021

2 recent promotions in ASU's School of Molecular Sciences poised to have positive impact on growing number of students

Congratulations to Ara Austin and Orenda Griffin on their recent promotions. 

May 17, 2021
American Chemical Society awards bridge program to ASU's School of Molecular Sciences

Arizona State University’s School of Molecular Sciences is one of three institutions nationwide selected this year to join the American Chemical Society’s Bridge Program.

April 30, 2021
Clinical Assistant Professor Ara Austin receives outstanding educator award

Austin’s passion and skill for teaching and her tireless efforts were recognized by The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, awarding her with this year’s Outstanding Lecturer/Clinical Professor Award.

April 12, 2021
Fromme's pioneering efforts in X-ray crystallography honored with prestigious Anfinsen Award

Arizona State University researcher Petra Fromme has received the 2021 Christian B. Anfinsen Award. The honor is bestowed by the Protein Society, the premier international association dedicated to supporting protein research.

December 21, 2020
ASU's natural sciences division welcomes 3 new leaders

Tijana Rajh joins ASU from the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory.

December 7, 2020
New and unexplored dimension in the study of protein-protein interactions

Associate Professor Marcia Levitus from Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences and co-workers have now found that these protein doughnuts assemble in previously unknown ways.

October 21, 2020
ASU School of Molecular Sciences professor recognized with midcareer achievement award

Arizona State University's Alexandra Ros has just received the Advancing Electrokinetic Science Electrophoresis Society Mid-Career Achievement Award.

March 10, 2020
ASU professor honored with materials science award
Alexandra Navrotsky to receive the 2020 Jan Czochralski Award from the European Materials Research Society.

February 20, 2020
ASU scientists utilize nonconventional techniques to make new materials

Christina Birkel is working to create new materials that can be used for renewable energy, catalysts and permanent magnets.

January 9, 2020
Breathing with rocks as an energy source

ASU researchers describe key link for using microbial metabolic energy to power electrical applications. Postdoctoral researcher Miyuki Thirumurthy and Professor Anne Jones' work was recently published in the journal Nanotechnology.

October 7, 2019
ASU researcher takes on challenge to build a synthetic cell

The challenge of designing a synthetic artificial cell has been accepted by a team of researchers from institutions across the country, including Giovanna Ghirlanda. Ghirlanda will lead the protein design, engineering and catalysis aspects of the project.