Department of Chemistry

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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The Arieh Warshel Institute of Computational Biology opens in China
Nobel laureate Arieh Warshel was feted at the April 10 inauguration of a major research institution that bears his name at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Shenzen, China. The institute will spearhead investigations in bioinformatics and computer-aided enzyme and drug design, and support international collaborations.
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Undergraduates Help Fuel Innovative Energy Research
Paul Lauridsen is a year away from earning his bachelorís degree, but the chemistry major is already working on the front lines of USC efforts to turn greenhouse gas into methanol fuel. Lauridsen is one of several undergraduates performing research under the mentorship of Professor Travis J. Williams.
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Seminar / Events

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

09/12/2017: Inorganic
Professor Andy Gewirth
Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium

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