Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
Chemistry & Biochemistry students explore yesterday, today and tomorrow, searching for solutions to today's problems and imagining what they can build in a future of nano-devices and smart supramolecular architectures. They even probe the mysteries nature embedded long ago in cell walls and RNA.
Hiding in plain sight: Hines group uncovers new class of medicinal compounds that target RNAFebruary 12, 2023
Chemistry students in Jennifer Hines' lab uncovered a new class of compounds that can target RNA and disrupt its function, a discovery that could be used in the development of RNA-targeted medicines.Read More
Jixin Chen discovers new reaction rate in solution, with implications for industrial, biological processesDecember 8, 2022
While the world watches the soccer world cup, chemist Jixin Chen is studying another kind of "ball" and discovering that a 100-year-old collision theory doesn't stand up to 21st century calculations.Read More
With a Chemistry Degree...
Find Your Happy BeginningMany chemistry students head to medical school or a graduate program. Others are eager to put their skills to work earning a paycheck. Demi Reed chose another route and joined the Peace Corps.
Race a Nanocar on a Track of GoldWith no more than 100 atoms, they made a car with four wheels, axles, and a chassis--and drove it with an electron scanning tunneling microscope in the world's tiniest race.
Be Part of the CureBuilding a nano-particle to kill cancer cells ... making peptides to stop Alzheimer’s progression? Mason Myers chose to look at antibiotic resistance and how molecules target RNA riboswitches.
Outreach and Public Engagement
The Chemistry & Biochemistry Department is committed to engagement with the local community as well as the scholarly community.
Gifts by alumni and friends help support faculty and students in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department.