MILWAUKEE – Dr. Qadir Timerghazin, assistant professor of computational chemistry at Marquette University, has been awarded the Way Klingler Young Scholars Award, which provides a one-semester sabbatical to foster faculty research.
With the award, Timerghazin and his team will continue their research using computational chemistry to investigate biological reactions of organic compounds called S-Nitrosothiols. This naturally occuring class of compounds, formed by nitric oxide, controls a variety of key physiological processes.
“Our goal is to provide a clear, chemically intuitive picture of the processes involving species with complex electronic structures, which is relevant to chemistry, biochemistry, life sciences and medicine,” Timerghazin says.
Recently, Timerghazin received a National Science Foundation CAREER award, which included a $400,000 grant to fund his current research.
Timerghazin earned a bachelor of sciences in chemistry from Bashkir State University in Russia. He then received a doctorate in physical organic chemistry from the Institute of Organic Chemistry Ufa Research Center of the Russian Academy of Science, and an additional doctorate in computational chemistry at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.
Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards support promising young scholars in critical stages of their careers. The awards of up to $32,000 are intended to fund $2,000 in operating costs and to cover up to 50 percent of salary to afford the recipient a one-semester sabbatical.