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  • Congratulations, Class of 2015!
  • Congratulations to Vy Le 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

May 28 MBI seminar: Michael Geeves, University of Kent, UK, "Isoforms, Mutations and Myopathies in the Myosin-2 Family. Variations on a Structure-Function Theme"; Gold Auditorium 3:30pm
Jul 03 Independence Day (observed): campus closed
Aug 24 First day of Fall classes
Sep 07 Labor Day, campus closed
Nov 11 Veterans Day, campus closed
Nov 26 Thanksgiving, campus closed

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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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