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Artem Melman Granted Tenure at Clarkson University

Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Artem Melman, associate professor of chemistry & biomolecular science in the School of Arts & Sciences, has been granted tenure.

Artem MelmanMelman received his bachelor of science and master of science degrees in radiation chemistry and technology from Mendeleev Chemical Technological Institute in Moscow, and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. He joined Clarkson University in 2008.

Most recently a research fellow at the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, Melman was previously director of research & development at Salio Nanotechnologies Ltd., a lecturer at the Institute of Chemistry at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a postdoctoral associate at the University of Oxford.

Melman's main research interests involve synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry, bioconjugation methods, macrolide antibiotics and anticancer drugs.

His research is supported by National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense. He has co-written more than 50 peer-reviewed articles in journals, including the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Organic Letters and the Journal of Organic Chemistry. He holds 11 current and pending patents.

This spring, Melman was awarded a grant under a new program of the National Science Foundation that will facilitate bringing his bio-tech research from the lab to commercialization. The NSF I-Corps grant is directed for commercialization of new technologies of covalent derivatization of recombinant proteins developed in his laboratory.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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