In the News


The AAAS summarizes Bill’s experience as a Leshner Fellow.

Graduate student Cassie Zaremba is selected as a T32 NIAID trainee fellow!

Graduate student Ana Cheng receives a prestigious F31 NIAID fellowship!

Bill was interviewed by the Emory News, CNN, Yahoo News, and Washington Post about how disinfectants and soap work against coronavirus.

Graduate student Ryan Allen is recognized with an Honorable Mention from the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship program!

Bill was awarded the David W. Robertson Award from the ACS Medicinal Chemistry which is given to a leader in the field of medicinal chemistry under the age of 40.


Bill is named a 2019 AAAS Leshner fellow for his public engagement work in advancing science.

Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Justin Shapiro receives a prestigious NIH F32 fellowship!

The Wuest group is featured for our research and mentorship.

The Emory Biotech Consulting Club, founded by the Wuest lab, is featured in Emory news.

The group’s collaborative work on bithionol is featured by NPR.

Bill is featured by the Georgia Research Alliance for the group’s antibiotic research.

Graduate students Anna Kaplan, Savannah Post, and Ingrid Wilt receive prestigious NSF Graduate Fellowships and Ana Cheng and Maddie Dekarske received Honorable Mention recognition!


Undergraduate Ashley Diaz receives the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

Emory University highlights Bill’s innovative teaching methods in freshman chemistry.


Our retinoid collaboration with the Mylonakis group garners some media buzz.
Vitamin A antibiotic could be new superbug killer, finds study
Antibiotic breakthrough as scientists find class of drug that can kill the MRSA superbug
New Class of Drugs Kills MRSA in Mice
Superbug-Busting Antibiotic Shows Great Potential

Bill receives an ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Award for the group’s antibiotic development research.


Temple University highlights the group’s work and NIH grants.

The group is awarded an NIH R01 Grant to support our work on Carolacton.

Our collaborative work with the Minbiole Group is highlighted on the back cover of ChemMedChem.

Bill is awarded an NIH ESI Maximizing Investigator Research Award.

Undergraduate Kyle Knouse is featured in the Temple University CST News before he heads to Scripps, La Jolla.

Bill and graduate students Colleen and Megan, and undergrad Kyle are featured in the Temple Research Video.


Graduate student Andrew Steele wins a poster award at the 8th Annual Frontiers at the Chemistry-Biology Interface meeting.

Bill is awarded an NSF CAREER Award for the group’s work in species-specific natural products and for their outreach activities.

Bill is awarded $200,000 in funding through the University City Science Center’s QED Proof-of-Concept Program for the QAC project.
KYW NewsRadio Feature, Write-upTU Write-up


Bill is awarded the Italia-Eire Foundation Distinguished Teacher of the Year AwardTU Write-up


Bill receives his first major grant for his independent career from the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation for research on “The Development of Chemical Probes to Study Nucleoside Signaling in Bacterial Biofilms.”
Award announcement, Temple University feature