Department of Chemistry

Hanna Reisler awarded the 2017 Herschbach Medal
Professor Hanna Reisler has been awarded the 2017 Herschbach Medal for seminal experimental contributions to the field of molecular dynamics. The Herschbach Medal honors “bold and architectural work, inspiring and empowering . . . [that] addresses fundamental, challenging, frontier questions; brings forth new perspectives and capabilities; and typically excites evangelical fervor that recruits many followers.”

Chemical Biology program offers students a unique career path
A National Institutes of Health training program that brings about collaboration in the fields of chemistry and molecular biology is giving graduate students new perspectives on both science and future career paths.
Jose Ricardo Moreno, a PhD candidate in chemistry, is one of six trainees supported by a Chemistry and Biology Interface T32 grant, awarded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.
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Four department professors rank among the most influential scientists
Professors of chemistry Vadim Cherezov, Valery Fokin, Vsevolod Katritch, and Raymond Stevens were named in "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds" list for 2016. The four researchers are also members of the Bridge Institute at the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience.
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Seminar / Events

08/24/2017: Chemical Biology
Brian McNaughton
Colorado Sate
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium

09/01/2017: Other
Professor Francois Gabbai
Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University
"Burg Lecture"

09/11/2017: Physical-Theoretical
Professor Jahan Dawlaty
University of Southern California
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium

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