Discussing their research project are (left to right) Dennis Stuehr, Yufan He, and Peter Lu.
ALUMNUS, FACULTY ACHIEVE FIRST LOOK AT BIOCHEMICAL PROCESS
Dr. Dennis Stuehr knew he had received an unusually strong undergraduate education in chemistry at BGSU when he got to graduate school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and found himself more than prepared. Almost 35 years later, his faith in his alma mater was reconfirmed when he found at Bowling Green just the expert he needed to continue his research into the critical biological process of nitric oxide (NO) production.
Dr. H. Peter Lu, Ohio Eminent Scholar in photochemical sciences, is the BGSU faculty member with the rare combination of knowledge, expertise and technical equipment that Stuehr, a researcher with the Cleveland Clinic, was seeking. Their partnership is already yielding rich results of medical and biological importance.
The two have a four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and have just published the first paper on their research, in the leading journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS). In accepting the paper for publication, the journal editor, a Nobel laureate, gave it high praise, said. "He gave very good comments. We were very pleased," Lu said.