Office of Research Welcomes New Hall of Fame Inductees
Three new faculty members were inducted into Duquesne University's Office of Research Hall of Fame 2015 class at a ceremony on May 4.
Each year, the office inducts a select group of individuals based on criteria that recognizes outstanding research endeavors through sponsored research funding, research impact and/or funding amounts.
The 2015 inductees are:
- Dr. Partha Basu, Mount Lebanon, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, specializing in metals in biology, particularly the transformation of nitrate and arsenic. He is developing a selective fluorescent sensor for detecting metal ions in minute quantities in water and other materials.
- Dr. David Lampe, Shaler Township, associate professor of biological sciences, studies insect-carried diseases and is investigating ways to prevent mosquitoes from transmitting malaria, one of the most deadly human diseases. His focus now is to kill malaria parasites before they can be transmitted to humans by manipulating micro-organisms that colonize mosquitoes. Co-organizer of Duquesne's Darwin Day, Lampe has a long-standing interest in evolutionary biology.
- Dr. Wilson Meng, Ohio Township, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, focuses on developing more efficient drug-delivery systems for immunosuppressive agents. He and his colleagues have designed injectable gels that allow antibodies to be concentrated beneath the skin, which could help to administer biological drugs to better manage autoimmunity.
Honorees were presented with a set of personalized baseball-style trading cards that highlight their expertise and secured grants. The cards are meant to inspire the campus community by celebrating research and honoring the accomplishment of Duquesne researchers.
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