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  • Accepting applications for: Faculty Position in Analytical Chemistry.
  • Please congratulate our finalists for the 1st annual SDSU Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate research awards: Andrew Dinh, Sean Maddox, and Ryan Noorbehesht (all of the Gustafson lab), Jayneil Kamdar and Erik Paulson (both of the Grotjahn lab), and Pierre Winter (Cooksy lab). Paulson and Winter took the top honors following an outstanding series of presentations.
  • 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.

Upcoming Events

Dec 14 Last day of Fall classes
Dec 22 Begin winter break Dec 22-27 (campus closed)
Jan 02 New Years Day (observed -- campus closed)
Jan 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (campus closed)
Jan 18 First day of Spring classes
Jan 20Dept. Seminar – Dr. Bikau Shukla, University of Southern California, 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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