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Fall 2017 Department Newsletter is Out!

Posted on September 18, 2017

The fall department newsletter is now available! You may access the online version HERE. To be added to the future mailing list…


New Medicinal Chemistry Collaborative Website Launched!

Posted on September 11, 2017

The Medicinal Chemistry Collaborative, otherwise known as MCsquared, has officially launched its new website. The new collaborative is co-directed by Dr. Nadja…


UNCG Chemistry & Biochemistry Graduate and New Adjunct Associate Professor Iris Wagstaff Wins Education Award

Posted on August 22, 2017

NOBCChE Board Member Dr. Iris Wagstaff has recently been awarded the Women of Color Magazine and Women of Color STEM Conference K-12 Promotion of Education…


Representative Ted Budd Department Visit

Posted on August 22, 2017

We were fortunate to have Representative Ted Budd visit our department today! Dr. Nadja Cech and Dr. Nick Oberlies led the tour…


Dr. Michelle Hu Joins Department Faculty

Posted on August 7, 2017

The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department would like to welcome new faculty member Dr. Michelle Hu to the community. Dr. Hu completed her…


Dr. Nadja Cech and Dr. Nicholas Oberlies Selected as the Inaugural Patricia A. Sullivan Distinguished Professors of Chemistry

Posted on August 1, 2017

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is thrilled to announce that two of our faculty, Dr. Nadja Cech and Dr. Nicholas Oberlies,…


Welcome Dr. Mitch Croatt as New Department Head!

Posted on August 1, 2017

We’d like to give a big welcome to Dr.  Mitch Croatt as our new Department Head, and a big thank you to…


Continued NIH Funding for Oberlies and Reggio

Posted on July 10, 2017

Congrats to both Dr. Nicholas Oberlies and Dr. Patricia Reggio for continued funding awards from the NIH for their work! The continued…


Dr. Zhang Receives NIH R01 Grant

Posted on June 20, 2017

Dr. Qibin Zhang has received an NIH R01 grant, titled “Protein Markers to Islet Autoimmunity and T1D Progression”, from the National Institute…


Department Spring & Summer Newsletter Now Available

Posted on June 14, 2017

The spring/summer department newsletter is now available! You may access the online version HERE. To be added to the future mailing list…


Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Department of Biology Selected for CUR Transformation Project

Posted on June 12, 2017

The Department of Biology and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UNCG have been selected to participate in the CUR Transformations…


Dr. Mansukh Wani Receives Honorary Doctorate from UNCG

Posted on April 26, 2017

Dr. Mansukh Wani was honored at this year’s commencement ceremony with an honorary doctorate.  Dr. Wani was the co-discoverer of both taxol…


17th Annual Poster Vendor Night

Posted on April 26, 2017

1st Place: Nadjali Chung, Undergraduate Level, UNCG: Mass Spectrometry as a Tool to Monitor Bacterial Growth 2nd Place: Patricia Boyd, Graduate Level,…


Patti Reggio Receives the Piedmont Triad NCBC Academic Development Excellence Award

Posted on April 5, 2017

The Academic Development Excellence Award is given to those who make exceptional contributions to educational program development or enhancement of workforce skill…


Alumna Clint Alfaro Wins 2016 Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry Best Paper Award

Posted on March 1, 2017

Clint Alfaro, BS Biochemistry 2014 UNCG, received the 2016 Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry Best Paper Award from Springer International Publishing AG.  The…


Dr. Nadja Cech Receives the UNCG 2017 Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

Posted on March 1, 2017

Prof. Cech received the UNCG 2017 Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. Her selection was based on her action as a role model…


Dr. Jerry Walsh was named among the Southern Conference All-Southern Conference Faculty and Staff team

Posted on March 1, 2017

Dr. Jerry Walsh (Chemistry and Biochemistry) was named among the Southern Conference All-Southern Conference Faculty and Staff team. Faculty members who receive…


Joseph Mwangi receives NOBCChE Grand Prize Poster Award

Posted on February 21, 2017

Joseph Mwangi receives NOBCChE (National organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers) Grand Prize Poster Award for his…


Jennifer Simpson has received research funding from the Dorothy Monroe Fund

Posted on September 19, 2016

Jennifer Simpson has received research funding from the Dorothy Monroe Fund, College of Arts and Sciences. Her research project focuses on measuring the…


Drs. Chiu and Jia receive NIH R15 grant award

Posted on August 30, 2016

Dr. Norman Chiu and Dr. Zhenquan Jia (Biology) recently received an NIH R15 grant award for their joint project entitled, “Novel Carbon Nanodots against…