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  • Congratulations to Prof. Purse's group, who just published their work on new fluorescent sensors for DNA complexation as a communication in JACS. Communications are reserved for articles of "unusual urgency, timeliness, significance, and broad interest." (Read the paper.)
  • Prof. Swairjo and her research group recently published their work on the crystal structure of an archaeosine synthase and made the cover of the journal Proteins! (Read the paper.) Proteins cover

Upcoming Events

Mar 10Dept. Seminar – Prof. Lauren Benz, U of San Diego , GMCS-301, 4:00 PM
Mar 24Dept. Seminar – Andy Knight, Florida Institute of Technology , GMCS-301, 4:00 PM
Mar 27 Begin Spring break (Mar 27-Mar 31 -- campus closed)
Apr 07Dept. Seminar – Tom Huxford , SDSU , GMCS-301, 4:00 PM
Apr 14Dept. Seminar – Prof. Tracy M. Handel, UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, GMCS-301, 4:00 PM
Apr 21Dept. Seminar – Professor Patrick G. Hogan, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, 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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