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Garrett Barto

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

Posted on June 11, 2024

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

Posted on May 20, 2024

“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

Posted on April 12, 2024

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

Posted on March 21, 2024

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

Posted on March 8, 2024

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. 

Visiting Fulbright Scholar Vanida Choomenwai works in the lab at UNCG Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Visiting Fulbright Scholar Brings Opportunity to Oberlies Research Group

Posted on February 29, 2024

Professor Nick Oberlies and the UNC Greensboro Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will soon say a bittersweet goodbye to visiting Fulbright Scholar Vanida Choomuenwai. The impact of her research grant extends well beyond the six months the Thai chemist has been at UNCG. “Being a Fulbright and working here has opened a thousand doors and opportunities for me in my life,” says Choomuenwai.

Dr. Maia Popova, third from left, with a team of chemistry students at a science outreach event.

UNCG Honored For Its Inclusive ‘Chemistry’ (UNCG News)

Posted on October 13, 2023

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is an example of a UNCG community where diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are more than just theories, but practices that make a difference for its students.

Dr. Kimberly Petersen wins the 2023 Undergraduate Research Mentorship Award

Posted on April 11, 2023

Dr. Kimberly Petersen receives the 2023 Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. The awards recognize outstanding UNCG faculty mentors who engage undergraduates in…

Dr. Shabnam Hematian Receives the Arthur E. Martell Early Career Research Award

Posted on April 5, 2023

Dr. Shabnam Hematian receives research recognition by the Journal of Coordination Chemistry. The assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry received the 2022…

Zoe Edmonson and Carly Beck from the Popova Research Group each won the Dorothy Munroe Undergraduate Research Grant!

Posted on September 27, 2022

Dorothy Levis Munroe and her twin sister Katheryne Levis McCormick attended UNCG and majored in Chemistry, graduating in 1944. Dorothy earned her…

Jonathan Chekan

Dr. Jonathan Chekan Awarded a MIRA Award by the NIH

Posted on July 19, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Chekan for receiving a MIRA Award from the NIH! This major external funding help his group to continue…

Maia Popova

Dr. Maia Popova named to the JACS Au Early Career Advisory Board

Posted on July 19, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Maia Popova for being named to the JACS Au Early Career Advisory Board! We look forward to seeing some…

Oberlies Group Receives the 2020 Ōmura Award for Best Original Article in the Journal of Antibiotics

Posted on July 19, 2022

Congratulations to Drs. Noemi Paguigan, Diana Kao, Huzefa Raja, Tamam El-Elimat, Cedric Pearce, and Nicholas Oberlies for receiving the Ōmura Award for…

Department Graduation Pictures Online!

Posted on June 1, 2022

Congratulations to our Graduates and Award Winning Students. Here is the link to to pictures from the event!

Dr. Shabnam Hematian is Named a Bernard-Glickman Dean’s Professor!

Posted on May 3, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Shabnam Hematian on being named the Bernard-Glickman Dean’s Professor for 2022-2023! This professorship is in recognition of her outstanding…

Dr. Shabnam Hematian is Awarded an NSF LEAPS-MPS Grant!

Posted on April 15, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Shabnam Hematian and her team for winning a Launching Early-Career Academic Pathways in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences (LEAPS-MPS)…

Kala and Philip have been awarded the NSF GRFP 2022!

Posted on April 5, 2022

Congratulations Kala Youngblood and Philip West!! NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP) recipients for 2022. Super stars! 

Grad flyer 2022

Spring 2022 Departmental Graduation Ceremony

Posted on April 5, 2022

Friday, May 6, 2022. Patricia A. Sullivan Science Building, RM 101 301 McIver Street, Greensboro, NC Time: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Dr. Jason Reddick received a CAS Teaching Excellence Award!

Posted on March 16, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Jason Reddick for receiving a Teaching Excellence  Award from the College of Arts & Sciences!! It is great  to…