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Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
With stellar faculty, small class sizes, and outstanding research facilities, the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry offers a hands-on immersion in every field of modern chemistry. Our undergraduate programs include a one-of-a-kind pharmaceutical chemistry major and a bioinformatics minor, and our graduate programs extend into nanotechnology and advanced drug design. We also offer integrated BS/MS and BS/PhD degrees in chemistry and biochemistry with accelerated paths to career-boosting graduate degrees.
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New Yeast Discovered at USciences Cuts Time for Sour Beer Production
January 03, 2018
A new yeast species discovered by University of the Sciences researcher Matthew J. Farber, PhD, promises to brew sour beer in half the time of the usual fermentation process.
With Federal Grant, Student Research, Biology Lab Investigates HIV
December 18, 2017
A $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health has expanded the scope of research into HIV led by Zachary Klase, PhD, in his biology lab.
USciences Alumnus and Peace Corps Volunteer Helps Families in Ethiopia
December 15, 2017
Inspired by his coursework, Michael Elton BI'14 put medical school on hold to pursue something bigger - working as a rural health development worker in Ethiopia as part of the U.S. Peace Corps.
USciences Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients Showcase Summer Research Projects
December 13, 2017
In celebration of their summer research projects, USciences faculty mentors and student researchers lunched with benefactor and board of trustees Chairman Marvin Samson HonAlm'96, HonDSc'16 on Dec. 4, 2017.
Matching Funds Double #GivingTuesdayUSciences Impact
November 15, 2017
Tuesday, Nov. 28 is a day for giving back. Give Online and participate in #GivingTuesdayUSciences this holiday season. Each gift is being matched thanks to the generosity of a USciences alumna.
Voki Pophristic, PhD, Department Chair
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