Graduate Studies


Graduate students at UNCG in either the PhD or Masters Programs may select a research advisor from among 14 full-time faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, working in research areas that range from fundamental atomic and molecular dynamics to diverse health related topics including immune function, HIV, cancer, and drug resistant bacterial infections. Whether your interest is in synthetic chemistry, molecular spectroscopy, natural products chemistry, computational analysis, or cellular and molecular biology, you will find faculty members with the training and research expertise to guide you through your graduate research, and provide you with the knowledge and experience required to realize your career goals. Faculty in the department receive research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the American Chemical Society, Research Corporation and a variety of other private funding agencies in support of their research.

Please visit our Faculty's research pages.


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is located in the state of the art Patricia A. Sullivan Science Building, a 172,000 ft2 facility that was completed in 2003.  Our facility boasts a vast array of chemical, physical and biochemical instrumentation, including two NMR spectrometers (400 and 500 MHz), an EPR spectrometer, stopped-flow rapid kinetic analysis instrumentation, and microbiology and cell culturing facilities.  We also have access to unique core facilities, the Biomolecular Simulation and Bioinformatics Core Lab, which has outstanding high performance computing capabilities, and the Triad Mass Spectrometry Facility, which is equipped with an impressive array of LC-MS and GC-MS instrumentation, including Orbitrap and ion mobility mass spectrometers. 

Please visit our Departmental Instrumentation page for more information.