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  • The Sohl group has published its first paper from work at SDSU, a study of isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 mutations in relation to cancer. Congratulations to the authors!
  • Chemistry Chair and SDSU Distinguished Professor William Tong has been selected to receive the 2017 Faculty Award for Diversity, for his work securing and managing major grants to support research by undergraduates from underrepresented groups. Congratulations, Bill!
  • Current undergraduate Eric Gonzalez of the Sohl lab and Robert Vazquez, formerly of the Grotjahn lab, are 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipients!
  • For the second time in two months, the work of Prof. Swairjo's group has been featured on the cover of the research journal, this time for the Biochemical Journal! biochem J. cover

Upcoming Events

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
Apr 28Dept. Seminar – Dr. Steve Chambreau, Edwards Air Force Base, 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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