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  • Congratulations to Prof. Greg Holland, recipient of a National Academy of Sciences Kavli Fellowship! Fewer than 100 Kavli Fellowships are awarded each year to young scientists in a wide range of fields. Prof. Holland will travel to Indonesia to present his research on the formation and structure of spider silk.
  • Check out the kind words for Chem 100 professor Tom Huxford, thanks to the campus Center for Teaching and Learning.
  • See the feature story on biochemistry professor Christal Sohl at the SDSU News Center!

Upcoming Events

Aug 29 First day of Fall classes
Sep 02Dept. Seminar – Russ Algar, University of British Columbia, GMCS-301, 4:00 PM
Sep 05 Labor Day (campus closed)
Sep 09Dept. Seminar – Prof. Chris Vanderwal, University of California, Irvine, GMCS-301, 4:00 PM
Sep 16Dept. Seminar – Prof. D. Michael Heinekey, University of Washington, GMCS-301, 4:00 PM
Sep 23Dept. Seminar – Prof. Louis Noodleman, Scripps Research Institute, GMCS-301, 4:00 PM

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Department Contacts

Department Chair: William G. Tong
Undergraduate Advisor: David Pullman
Graduate Advisor: Thomas Cole
Graduate Admissions: Douglas Grotjahn

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