May 23, 2004
May 12, 2004,
NEW HAVEN - Dr. Ali R. Banijamali of Woodbury was presented with
the 2004 Maurice R. Chamberland Award at the April meeting of the
New Haven Section of the American Chemical Society in recognition
of his pioneering work discerning the pathway of metabolism of
the acetylenic bond in mammalian systems.
The award, established in memory of Dr. Maurice R. Chamberland,
who was actively involved with the section and served as its
chair prior to his death, is presented periodically to candidates
work in the field of chemistry manifests itself in the enhancement
of societal well-being.
Dr. Banijamali's presentation to the members of the section was
entitled, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Metabolism
Studies: Application of 13C and 2H Labeling in Studying the Metabolism
of Propargyl Alcohol.
In introducing Dr. Banijamali, Dr. David Smudin of Crompton Crop
Protection R&D in Bethany, chairman of the section's Chamberland
Award Committee, cited the quality and novelty of Dr. Banijamali's
work leading to the understanding of the animal metabolism of the
acetylenic bond, whether it is present in crop protection chemicals
The work augments the total body of knowledge
of animal metabolic processes and pathways. Conclusions from
it may be extended to
other areas, such as human health risk assessments, which is
one of the reasons why it is so important.
Dr. Banijamali is currently a research fellow in the Crompton
Corporation in Middlebury. He holds an adjunct professorship in
of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy at the University of Connecticut.
He is listed as author or co-author on more than 50 presentations
and publications in areas of synthesis and metabolism.
Dr. Banijamali is a member of the American Chemical Society and
has served as the 2003 chairman of the New Haven Section.
The New Haven Section is one of 72 sections of the American Chemical
Society, the largest scientific organization in the world. It
holds monthly dinner meetings at various venues in New Haven County,
with lectures on chemistry related topics of general interest.
The meetings, which are normally attended by society members
employed in chemistry related occupations, are open to the public.
The next meeting will be held Thursday, May 13, with a lecture
by Geoff Fox on weather prediction.
Those seeking additional information
may call Susan Tomlinson at 203-812-3912.
Forwarded by David Rahni
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