News

  • Dr. Schara participated in the ASPIRE STEM 4 PALS Summer program (June, 2024).
  • Congratulations to Noella (BS, Biology)! We will miss you! (May, 2024).

     

     

  • Congratulations to Noella (left) and Angeline (right) for presenting at the "College of Science Student Poster Celebration" event at Stan State (May, 2024).

     

     

  • Dr. Schara receives the "Campus Change Agent Award" from the Office of Student Leadership, Engagement, and Belonging at Stan State (April, 2024).

     

     

  • Congratulations to Noella for receiving the "Honorable Mention" award at the CSU Statewide Student Research Competition, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo! We are very proud of you! (April, 2024).
  • Congratulations to Noella and Angeline for presenting their research at the "2024 Annual Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Celebration" event. Dr. Schara also gave a short presentation entitled "Engineering Enzymes: Making Nature's Best Chemists Better" during the Faculty Spotlight section (April, 2024).
  • Congratulations to Noella for being selected to represent Stan State as a delegate to the CSU Statewide Student Research Competition next month! (March, 2024).

     

     

  • Dr. Vardar Schara gave an in-person seminar covering our latest research findings; California State University, Fresno, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (February, 2024).
  • Congratulations to Angeline & Noella for successfully presenting our research at the "36th Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium" in Santa Clara, CA! (January, 2024). Noella has also been selected as one of the finalists for the 2024 Glenn Nagel Undergraduate Research Award; Congratulations Noella!!

 

Noella, Dr Stone, Angeline, Dr Schara  

 

  • Congratulations to Brenda and Johana for presenting at the STEM CRU SLAM event at Stan State (November, 2023).
  • Dr. Vardar Schara gave a virtual seminar covering our latest research findings; NC State University, Wilson College of Textiles, Textile Engineering, Chemistry & Science Department (November, 2023).
  • Dr. Vardar Schara presents at the Enzyme Engineering XXVII Conference, Singapore (October, 2023).
  • Dr. Vardar Schara attends the AIChE 6th Commercializing Industrial Biotechnology Conference, International House at UC Berkeley, CA (September, 2023). 
  • Congratulations to Angeline! She has been accepted into the CSU-LSAMP in STEM program (August, 2023).
  • Congratulations to Eli for presenting at the ACS Green Chemistry Conference, Long Beach, CA (June, 2023).
  • Dr. Vardar Schara participated in the ASPIRE STEM 4 PALS Summer program (June, 2023).
    Students pose for a group photo at the MSR staircase.
    Students pose for a group photo at the quad.

     

     

  • Areli has been selected as a CSU-LSAMP PROUD Scholar for 2023-2024 for her Outstanding Research in STEM. Congratulations, Areli!! (June, 2023).
  • Dr. Vardar Schara presents at the Gordon Research Biomass to Biobased Chemicals and Materials Conference, Newry, ME (June, 2023).
  • Congratulations to Areli (BS, Chemistry), Eli (BS, Chemistry), Isabel and Amrit (Biology)! (May, 2023).
    Areli & Eli

     

     

     

  • Congratulations to our lab members for presenting at the "College of Science 2023 Poster Celebration" event at Stan State (May, 2023).
  • Congratulations to Areli, Angeline, Eli, Isabel, and Noella for presenting our latest research at the "2023 Annual RSCA Celebration" event at Stan State! (April, 2023).
  • Dr. Schara receives the "2022 SERSCA Faculty Mentor Award" from the Office of Graduate Studies and Research at Stan State (April, 2023).
  • Dr. Vardar Schara attends the ISSX Virtual Workshop: Small Molecule Metabolites in Drug Discovery and Development (March, 2023).
  • Eli has been awarded the SERSCA Travel Grant to present at the 27th Annual Green Chemistry Conference, Long Beach, CA. Congratulations! (February, 2023).
  • Congratulations to Eli, Isabel, and Noella for successfully presenting our research at the "35th Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium" in Santa Clara, CA! (January, 2023). Eli has also been selected as one of the finalists for the 2023 Glenn Nagel Undergraduate Research Award; Congratulations Eli!!
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StanState @ CSUPERB

Stan State @ CSUPERB Symposium

  • Congratulations to Areli for successfully presenting our research at the ABRCMS in Anaheim, CA! (November, 2022). 

     

    Areli @ ABRCMS
    Areli and Schara

     

  • Congratulations to Noella, Angeline, and Amrit for successfully presenting our research at the ASPIRE Reverse Career Fair! (October, 2022).

 

Reverse Career Fair 2022

 

  • Congratulations to Areli! She has been awarded both the ABRCMS and SERSCA travel grants to present at the Annual Medical Research Conference for Minority Students in Anaheim, CA (October, 2022).
  • Congratulations Cansu, Onkar, Owen, Areli, Gerardo & Nurcan on the acceptance of your paper in Applied and Environmental Microbiology!! (July 2022):
  • Congratulations to Angeline and Zalaa! They have been accepted into the "STEM-CRU" program (June, 2022).
  • Congratulations to Felice(BS in Chemistry)! We will miss you!(May 2022).
  • Dr. Vardar Schara attends the Enzyme Engineering XXVI Conference, Texas, USA (May 2022).
  • Dr. Schara receives the "Outstanding Student Advisor of the Year Award" from Stan State (May, 2022).
  • Congratulations, Felice & Eli!!! 2nd Place at the CSU system-wide research competition. You DID it! We are very proud of you! (May 2022).

     

    Photo of students Felice and Eli

     

  • Our group attends the "ACS National Meeting" in San Diego, CA (March 2022). Congrats to Eli & Felice for successfully presenting our research!

 

Eli & Felice presenting
Group picture

 

  • Congratulations, Felice & Eli for your award (1st place) at the Stanislaus State Research Competition!! They will be representing our campus at the CSU Statewide Competition next month! (March, 2022)

 

Felice & Eli 1st place award

 

  • Congratulations to Areli! She was accepted into the CSU-LSAMP in STEM program (March, 2022).
  • Congratulations to Amrit! She was accepted into the "STEM-CRU" program (February, 2022).
  • Eli, Amrit, and Areli have been awarded the SERSCA Travel Grant to attend the ACS Spring 2022 National Meeting in San Diego, CA. Congratulations! (February, 2022).
  • Congratulations to Noella! She was accepted into the "Accelerated STEM Pathways through Internships, Research and Engagement (ASPIRE)" program (January, 2022).
  • Felice and Noella have been awarded the SERSCA Travel Grant to attend the ACS Spring 2022 National Meeting in San Diego, CA. Congratulations! (January, 2022).
  • Our group attends the "2022 CSU Biotechnology Virtual Symposium" (January, 2022).

  • Dr. Vardar Schara attends the four-day "2021 NIH Virtual Conference on Program Funding and Grants Administration" (November, 2021).
  • Dr. Vardar Schara gave a seminar about enzymes at the Science Saturday event "Fast or Slow, Chemistry Makes It Go!" (October 2021).
  • Dr. Vardar Schara attends the "NIH-Funded CSU Institutional Training Grants and Research Education Programs" webcast (October, 2021).
  • Congratulations to Felice! She was awarded the "Professor Hobart Hamilton Scholarship" for the next academic year (June, 2021).
  • Congratulations to Paola (BA in Biology)! (May 2021).
  • Dr. Schara is awarded a four-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Research Continuance Award (SC3) grant (September, 2020).
  • Congratulations to John! His video was selected for the CSUPERB CURES Mini-Symposium on “Virtual CUREs in Times of Crisis” panel session. His video was one of five selected in the CSU! (September, 2020).
  • Dr. Vardar Schara contributes to the "Virtual College of Science Convocation" for incoming undergraduate students in this research highlights video (August, 2020).
  • Dr. Vardar Schara attends the "Protein Engineering Virtual Congress" (July, 2020).
  • Congratulations to Niveen (BS in Chemistry), Gerardo (BA in Chemistry), and Owen (Biology)! We will miss you! (May 2020).
  • Niveen, Paola, and Owen have been awarded the SERSCA Travel Grant to attend the ACS Spring 2020 National Meeting. Congratulations! (February 2020).
  • Our group attends the "32nd CSU Annual Biotechnology Symposium" in Santa Clara, CA (January 2020). Congrats to Onkar & Areli & Gerardo for successfully presenting our research!
CSUPERB 2020
CSUPERB 2020
CSUPERB 2020
CSUPERB 2020 Group Picture

  • Congratulations to Gerardo! He was awarded a SERSCA Travel Grant to attend the 32nd CSU Annual Biotechnology Symposium in Santa Clara, CA (November 2019).
  • Congratulations Feyza, Nurcan, Owen & Lersa on the acceptance of your paper in Biochemical Engineering Journal!! (November 2019).
  • Surface Residues Serine 69 and Arginine 194 of Metagenome-Derived Lipase Influence Catalytic Activity” Biochemical Engineering Journal, 154: 107442, 2020.
  • Dr. Vardar Schara presents at the Enzyme Engineering XXV Conference, Whistler, Canada (September 2019).
  • Dr. Vardar Schara visits Istanbul Technical University, Turkey (July 2019).

 

Tea time with Dr. Didem Güven (left), friend and collaborator

 

  • Congratulations to Onkar (BS in Chemistry) and Calib (BS in Chemistry)! We will miss you! (May 2019).

 

Onkar and Calib 2019 graduation

 

  • Our group attends the "31st Annual Northern California Undergraduate Research Symposium" at Santa Clara University, CA (May 2019). Congrats to Onkar & Owen for successfully presenting our research!

 

31st Annual Northern California Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

  • Nicolai DG presents our research results from the CHEM 4422, Advanced Biochemistry Lab, which is a CURE (Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences) type course at the College of Science Research Celebration (May 2019).
  • Dr. Vardar Schara attends the Strengthening Proposal Workshop at Fresno State (April 2019).
  • Congratulations, Onkar & Owen!!! 1st Place at CSU State Research Competition. You DID it! We are very proud of you! (April 2019).

 

Onkar & Owen 2019

 

  • Congratulations! Onkar & Owen for your award (3rd place) at the Stanislaus State Research Competition. They will be representing our campus at the CSU Research Competition at CSU Fullerton (March 2019).

 

Onkar & Owen

 

  • Congratulations to Onkar! She was awarded a SERSCA Travel Grant to attend the ACS National Meeting in Orlando, FL (March 2019).
  • Dr. Vardar Schara attends the CSUPERB's 31st annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium in Orange County, CA (January 2019).
  • The Schara group has been awarded a Stanislaus State Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (RSCA) Grant (January 2019).

  • Happy birthday to Marie Curie (first winner of two nobel prizes)! It is her 150th birthday today. We appreciate her many achievements and contributions to science and humanity (November 7, 2018).
  • Dr. Vardar Schara is awarded a Stanislaus State Instructional Support Mini-Grant (October 2018).
  • Dr. Vardar Schara attends the "2018 NIH Regional Seminar Program Funding and Grants Administration" conference in San Francisco, CA (October 2018). 
  • Prof. Frances H. Arnold has won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "the directed evolution of enzymes"! (October 2018).
  • Dr. Nurcan V-Yel from Altınbaş University, İstanbul is visiting our lab for the summer 2018 term! (June 2018).

 

Summer 2018 Group

 

  • Congratuations to Lersa (BS in Biology)! (May 2018).
  • The Schara group has been awarded a CSU Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUBERB) New Investigator Grant (May 2018).
  • Dr. Vardar Schara gave a seminar at the Department of Chemistry, San José State University (March 2018).
  • Dr. Vardar Schara attends the 30th Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium in Santa Clara, CA (January 2018).
  • The Schara group has been awarded a Stanislaus State Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (RSCA) Grant (January 2018).
  • Dr. Schara is awarded a Stanislaus State Instructional Support Mini-Grant (October 2017).

Updated: July 09, 2024