WELCOME TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro! The department offers an American Chemical Society certified B.S. in Chemistry with concentrations in chemistry, biochemistry and research, a B.S. in Biochemistry, as well as a B.A. degree in Chemistry. The Department has a well-established Master’s level program in Chemistry and in Biochemistry. Our new PhD program in Medicinal Biochemistry began in Fall 2008.

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PhD Students

Ph.D. student, Derek Shore (back, right) was awarded the Peoples Choice Award in the Graduate School Three Minute Thesis Competition.

Laura Johnson and Taylor Grubbs were awarded $1000 scholarships from the Piedmont Society for Coatings Technology at the Wood Coatings and Substrates Conference at UNCG on September 19.

Laura Johnson Taylor Grubbs
Miranda Weavil

Miranda Weavil, a Biochemistry  major, was awarded the second Lilian Nile Undergraduate Research Assistantship this summer. She used the assistantship to participate in our Summer International Undergraduate Research Program at the University of Bristol working with Professor Paul Pringle of the School of Chemistry. The generous donations of several of our alumni and faculty make this assistantship possible.

Mary Katsikas and Dean Johnston

Mary Katsikas was honored by the College of Arts and Sciences at the College Beginning of the Year meeting for 50 Years Service at UNCG.

Derek Shore

Derek Shore received the award for Outstanding PhD Student Presentation at the International Cannabinoid Research Society Meeting in Baveno, Italy this summer.

Terry Nile

Dr. Kim Petersen has received grant funding from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund for her project entitled,"Regio and Enantioselective Trifluoromethylation Reactions through a Combined Chelation Chiral Trifluoromethylsilane Strategy".

Dr. Nicholas Oberlies

Dr. Oberlies and a team of colleagues, led by Dr. A. Douglas Kinghorn at Ohio State University, just renewed their Program Project grant from the National Cancer Institute for the "Discovery of Anticancer Agents of Diverse Natural Origin". This includes close collaboration with Mycosynthetix, Inc., a Hillsborough, NC based biotechnology company.

Dr. Mitch Croatt

Dr. Mitch Croatt received a North Carolina Biotechnology Center Biotechnology Research Grant entitled, "Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Potent Neuroprotective Agents."

Dr. Mitch Croatt

Dr. Mitch Croatt received an NSF CAREER Award entitled, "Generation of Cyanocarbenes from Alkynes and Azides"

Dr. Mitch Croatt

Dr. Mitch Croatt received a Teaching Excellence  Award from the College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Mitch Croatt

Dr. Mitch Croatt has received a Candace Bernard-Robert Glickman Dean's Professorship from the College of Arts and Sciences.  This professorship honors junior faculty with outstanding accomplishments and great promise.

Terry Nile

ACS Poster-Vendor Night, Student Awardees
Back Row From Left to Right: Natalie Hage, Undergraduate 2nd Place, David Zich, Undergraduate 3rd Place, Joseph Egan, Undergraduate 1st Place, Daniel Todd, Graduate 3rd Place, Amanda Watson, Graduate 2nd Place, and Front Row: Sherona Sirkisoon, Graduate 1st Place.

Terry Nile

Dr. Terry Nile received UNCG's first Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

Terry Nile

Dr. Nile has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to establish an International Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site. The grant will allow students from UNCG and institutions nationwide to undertake research at the Universities of Bath, Bristol and Cardiff in the United Kingdom for up to eight weeks in each of the summers 2014-16.

Daniel Nasrallah

Dr. Greg Raner with Co-PIs Dr. Nadja Cech and Dr. Nick Oberlies has received NIH/NCCAM R15 Award for his project entitled, “Antioxidant activities of freeze dried acai berry (Euterpe Oleracea) extracts”

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UNDERGRADS INTERESTED IN RESEARCH!
Interested in performing research in chemistry or biochemistry? Look through our faculty's research specialties for a topic you might enjoy and fill out an application for the Undergraduate Research Program.