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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

Oct 28Dept. Seminar – Prof. Mohit Jain, UC San Diego, GMCS-301, 4:00 PM
Oct 31 ACS San Francisco April 2017: abstract deadline (almost all divisions)
Nov 04Dept. Seminar – Prof. Joseph Provost, University of San Diego, GMCS-301, 4:00 PM
Nov 11 Veterans Day (campus closed)
Nov 18Dept. Seminar – Dr. Christina Waters, RARE Science, Inc., GMCS-301, 4:00 PM
Dec 02Dept. Seminar – Prof. Ramanarayanan Krishnamurthy, The 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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