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March 2016

  • HUGE Congratulations to Tekenari Tienabeso for being selected to receive an ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship for the Summer of 2016!

  • Congratulations to undergraduate lab member, Hank Unterschuetz for receiving the OK NSF REU EPSCoR Fellowship for the Summer of 2016 

  • Congratulations to undergraduate lab member Sean Abbott for receiving the SURP Fellowship in the Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

  • Nick Massaro and Dr. Sharma's paper in collaboration with Professor Lakshmi Devi at Mount Sinai, New York, "Collybolide is a Novel Biased Agonist of kappa-Opioid Receptors with Potent Antipruritic Activity" was accepted for publication into PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States)Congratulations!

  • Congratulations to Tekenari Tienabeso and Hank Unterschuetz for receiving the OU Honor's College Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program fellowship

    February 2016

  • Congratulations to Arianne and Kiran for their publication in the European Journal of Organic Chemistry!
  • Congratulations to Arianne and Kiran for their publication being chosen as the Cover Picture Article for the European Journal of Organic Chemistry

  • Congratulations to Steven Schlitzer for receiving the Provost's Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for Fall Semester 2015

    January 2016
  • The Sharma Lab welcomes two new graduate students, Steven Schlitzer and Eric Gardner

    ​December 2015
  • Congratulations to Arianne Hunter for receiving the OU Graduate College Robberson Research Fellowship

    November 2015
  • Congratualtions to undergraduate lab member Tekenari Tienabeso for receiving the NSF-LSAMP undergraduate fellowship.

    October 2015

  • Congratulations Sean Abbott for being funded as a part-time undergraduate researcher in the Sharma Lab under the Honor's Research Assistant Program from the OU Honor's College.

    September 2015​
  • Congratulations to Arianne Hunter for receiving standout poster presentation at the 2015 NOBCChE Conference.

    ​May 2015

  • Congratulations to Nick Massaro for receiving the Michael R. Abraham Teaching Assistant Award.

    ​April 2015
  • Sean Abbott received a fellowship from OU Honor's College under the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, Congratulations! 


        April 2016

  • Congratulations to Arianne Hunter for being selected as a 2016 SMART (Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation) Fellow with placement at the Defense Forensic Science Center

        June 2016

  • Congratulations to Dr. Sharma for receiving the OCAST Health Award that will fund research in the Sharma Lab!

        May 2016

  • Sharma Lab members did extremely well this year in the Chemistry/Biochemistry Department and their talents and handwork were awarded at this years Departmental Banquet.  Congratulations to the following: Caroline (Freshmen Chemistry Award), Bilal (Dick Vander Helm Scholarship), Steven (Michael P. Abraham Teaching Award), and Arianne (Ronald E. Lehr Scholarship)

  • Congratulations to Sean and Covenant for becoming McNair Scholars at the University of Oklahoma.

  • Congratulations to our newest undergraduates, Covenant and Taylor for receiving the NSF-LSAMP undergraduate fellowship.

        July 2016

  • The Sharma Lab hosted a chemistry summer academy entitled "Chemistry in Everyday Life" through the OU Summer Horizons program.  This was a great experience and a tremendous amount of fun! We cannot wait to host it again next summer.