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Photo of Brian CallahanProfessor Brian Callahan receives major grant to study 'Hedgehog' proteins.

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7th Bi-Annual John Eisch Lectureship in Inorganic/Organometallic Chemistry to be held on Friday May 5, 2017.

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Photo of Wunmi SadikProfessor Omowunmi Sadik selected as a Jefferson Science Fellow for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Photo of Wei QiangProfessor Wei Qiang's work results in the first NMR screening of amyloid fibrils from different alzheimer's subtypes.

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Photo of Wunmi SadikProfessor Omowunmi “Wunmi” Sadik awarded the 2016 Nigerian National Order of Merit Award

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Photo of Erik RoznersProfessor Rozners receives the 2016 Chancellors award for Scholarship and Creative Activities.

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Our undergraduate program offers BA and BS degrees with a BS/American Chemical Society certification option and with emphases in biophysical and materials chemistry. Undergraduate participation in research is actively encouraged. We also participate in a five-year BS/MS program in materials chemistry and we jointly sponsor the biochemistry degree program with the Department of Biological Sciences.

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A recent paper in RNA journal "Sequence-selective recognition of double-stranded RNA and enhanced cellular uptake of cationic nucleobase and backbone-modified peptide nucleic acids” showcases results obtained by graduate student Dziyana Hnedzko and undergraduate research assistant Yannis Karamitas in collaboration with Professor Dennis McGee at the Biology Department.

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Last Updated: 4/12/17