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  • Congratulations to Vy Nguyen of the Cooksy lab, the 2015 Outstanding Student in Chemistry and Biochemistry! Vy will be recognized at the College Commencement exercises on May 16.
  • Congratulations to Jerrell Tisnado, a former MBRS undergraduate researcher in the Carrano lab. Jerrell has recently been awarded both a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, administered by the National Academy of Sciences, and a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

Upcoming Events

Apr 24Grad. Seminar – Michael Keogh, San Diego State University, GMCS-306, 1:00 PM
Apr 24Dept. Seminar – Michelle Hentz, M.S., Macmillan Publishers, GMCS-333, 4:00 PM
Apr 24Grad. Seminar – Jason Lundy, San Diego State University, GMCS-305, 2:00 PM
Apr 28Dept. Seminar – Prof. Adam Braunschweig, University of Miami, SHW 012 , 4:00 PM
May 01Grad. Seminar – Amy Vo, San Diego State University, GMCS-306, 1:00 PM
May 01Grad. Seminar – Peter Suon, San Diego State University, GMCS-305, 2:00 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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