Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Chemistry and Biochemistry

CSUN Cares: The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, along with the university, is concerned about the well-being of our students. Please feel free to express those concerns when you obtain advisement this semester. In addition we have compiled a list of key resources here (or you can download our PDF). 

May 24, 2021 - Virtual Graduation for the College of Science and Mathematics

May 24, 2021 - Virtual celebration of graduates and award winners from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry



June 1, 2021: We have received confirmation that Dr. Crowhurst has been promoted to full Professor and Dr. Miao has been granted tenure to accompany his promotion to Associate Professor last year. Both positions will be effective as of the start of the 2021-2022 academic year.  Congratulations, Drs. Crowhurst and Miao!

May 2021: Dr Eller has published his first paper since he joined the faculty at CSUN! The paper, a collaborative effort with scientists in Texas and Minnesota, is titled "Nanoprojectile Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry for Analysis of Extracellular Vesicles" and was published this month in the journal Analytical Chemistry. Congratulations, Dr. Eller!

May 24, 2021: Today the College of Science and Mathematics held its virtual graduation ceremony (see link above). After its completion, the Department held our own celebration of our graduating students as well as award winners - please watch the recording and celebrate with us!

May 18, 2021: Congratulations to Jane Odango, who has been named one of the awardees for the campus' Distinguished Thesis/Graduate Project Competition.  This is a campus-wide competition, and only four students are given the award each year.  Jane did her thesis research in the lab of Dr Fischhaber.  Great work, Jane!  

May 14, 2021: This semester five of our Master's students successfully completed their degrees!  Jane Odango (Fischhaber lab) earned her MS Biochemistry degree, while Anthony Bernot (Teprovich lab), Osma Gomez (Teprovich lab), Daniel Gonzalez (Eloranta lab) and Dalar Khodagholian (Miao lab) earned MS Chemistry degrees. All of our graduates have already landed either jobs in industry or acceptance to PhD programs.  Congratulations to all of you!

May 3, 2021: Undergraduate students Guliayi Ainiwaer, Blanca Aparicio, Arlet Artoonian, Pouya Bahrami, Nanor Bedrosian, Justina Gorgy, Akemi Hinzer and Joie Yuson have been given departmental awards for excellence in their academic and research endeavors. Graduate student Osma Gomez has also been given the graduate student teaching assistant award. Congratulations to all the awardees - the department is very proud of your accomplishments! 

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