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By Vice President for Research Lisa Cassis

When you look back at a 45-year career, there are a multitude of moments that stand out. For Allan Butterfield, Professor of Biological Chemistry in the University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences, his signature discovery grew from just such a Eureka moment on the sidewalk on campus. 

“I was walking back from Sanders-Brown Center on Aging to the Chemistry Building — two or three blocks — I kept asking myself, why are there so many proteins that…

Published2, April 2, 2020

Listen to Odom’s podcast for more on training students, next-generation battery research, and the connection between chemistry and cooking.

Published20, May 20, 2016

University of Kentucky alumnus Robert Young developed an innovative career as a doctor soon after leaving UK, but now finds himself the co-owner of Bending Branch, a small, family-owned winery in Texas. Listen in as Laura Sutton speaks with Young about his time at the University of Kentucky and how his educational transitioned into his medical career and interest in producing wine.

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard

Published13, April 13, 2015

While STEMCats may be one of the newest Living Learning Communities on campus, it is providing incoming students with many unique opportunities. Students are not only able to live on campus and take courses with like-minded peers, but STEMCats also allows incoming freshmen students to participate in research and connect with peers, upperclassmen, and professors. In this podcast, we talk with several Undergraduate Instructional Assistants, or UIA’s, who have been building connections with STEMCats freshmen through sharing their experiences. Learn…

Published10, November 10, 2014

The Department of Chemistry is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Chad Risko to its faculty! This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2014 semester.

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard.

Published23, October 23, 2014

The Department of Chemistry is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Peter Kekenes-Huskey to its faculty!

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the…

Published21, October 21, 2014

The Department of Chemistry is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Kenneth Graham to its faculty!

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall…

Published17, October 17, 2014

Introductory Chemistry can be a challenge, but Lisa Blue, a professor within the Department of Chemistryeases students' transition to college chemistry with the Chemistry Learning Center. It will serve students of General and Organic Chemistry: answer their questions, provide tutoring, and help students become more confident in their understanding of chemistry.


Published28, April 28, 2014

When many people think about Kentucky, bourbon is one of the first things to come to mind. While bourbon, wine, and beer are popular staples in Kentucky, many people hold misconceptions about how it is produced. Bert Lynn, a professor of Chemistry, hopes to dispel many of these myths while also introducing his students to the history and chemistry of beer, wine, and distilled spirits in his course, Spirit Chemistry. In this podcast, Lynn talks about his hopes and excitement for…

Published17, April 17, 2014

Study chemistry and get college-ready with the University of Kentucky’s new course Advanced Chemistry, a free, online Coursera course open to the public. Created through the collaboration of Kim Woodrum and…

Published14, February 14, 2014