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  • Congratulations to the SDSU 2014 Outstanding Graduate in Chemistry and Biochemistry, Christine Fitzgerald, and her research advisor, Prof. Christopher Harrison!
  • Congratulations to Anna Cholewczynski of the Bergdahl lab for receiving the Presidents' Commission Scholarship from CSUPERB!

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