Department News & Awards

Garrett Barto

Four Students from UNC Greensboro Named Fellows in Prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Ph.D. student Garrett Barto has been named one of this year’s NSF Graduate Research Fellows. Barto is using bioinformatics and machine learning to identify proteins in highly infectious diseases.

Sarah Korb and parents

Words of Wisdom From a UNCG Grad Bound for Princeton

“When it came time to apply for graduate school, I was told to only apply to places I could see myself accepting, so I went for schools that were in the top 20 for chemistry. There wasn’t a single ‘safety school’ on my list, which I know is dangerous, but I want to do really cool science and that means going for the best programs.”

Marcos Tapia

Opportunity Meets Initiative for UNCG’s Goldwater Scholar

UNC Greensboro is proud to announce that third-year chemistry student, Marcos Tapia, has been awarded the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship.

Tapia, a first-generation college student from Winston-Salem, was among only 438 students chosen nationwide for the Goldwater honor, which awards $7,500 a year, to cover up to two years of tuition expenses.

Dr. Huzefa Raja

Dr. Huzefa Raja Receives Grant from Indianapolis Zoo to Study Freshwater Fungi

Dr. Huzefa Raja, a Research Scientist in the Oberlies Research Group in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has a received a one-year, $15,000 grant from the Indianapolis Zoo to study freshwater ascomycete fungi from submerged wood in aquatic habitats of Marion County, Indiana.

Baiq Desy Ratansari on a mountain vista

Fulbright Student Pursues Better Disease Treatment

Fulbright doctoral student Baiq Desy Ratnasari hopes to apply the principles and techniques she’s learned at UNCG to find compounds that prevent or treat malaria. 

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Croatt Group Alum Receives NSF Grant

A big congrats to UNCG Chemistry & Biochemistry alum Buthaina Al Rifaie for being awarded a graduate research fellowship from the National…

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Undergrads interested in Research!

Interested in performing research in chemistry or biochemistry? Look through our faculty’s research specialties for a topic you might enjoy and fill out an application for the Undergraduate Research Program.