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Scientist Studies How Aerosol Impacts Health & Climate Change

Scientist Dan Curtis and his students are studying how aerosol particles influence the Earth’s climate, urban visibility and public health.

Leveraging Chemistry and Biology to Find Ways to Treat Cancer

Motivated by his interests in human health, bioorganic chemist Kelvin L. Billingsley leveraged his expertise in biomedical imaging and medicinal chemistry to develop new agents for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Biochemist Studies How Viruses Replicate, Cause Infection

Marcos E. Ortega, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry

Department Welcomes Our Newest Faculty Members

We are happy to introduce the new tenure track faculty who have joined our department! From left to right: Dr. Kelvin Billingsley, Dr. Daniel Curtis and Dr. Marcos Ortega.

Department Seminar Series Resumes: Thursdays, 4:00 pm, MH-468

Our department seminar series begins this Thursday with faculty introductions and the series continues each Thursday. You can additionally meet with the speakers each Thursday from 12-1 pm in MH-584, starting September 7.

Commencement 2017

Commencement Ceremonies for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics were held on May 21. View pictures from the commencement and the party hosted by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for our graduates!

Farewell and Retirement Celebration

The Department held a reception in honor of Dr. Chris Meyer, Dr. Christina Goode and Dr. Alexandra Orchard as they leave CSUF. We also celebrated the retirement of Dr. Richard Deming after 40 years of service to the University!

Chemistry-Biochemistry Club Participates in Local Outreach Event

The Chemistry-Biochemistry Club participated in an outreach event and helped kids learn more about science at Irvine Regional Park through hands-on color chromatography! View pictures from the event! Join the CBC!

Middle schoolers learn Earth-friendly lessons at Cal State Fullerton

Priscilla Aguiniga, left, and Jackie Licona, right, hold up their entry for the cleanest water. (Photo by Michael Kitada, Contributing Photographer)

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Annual Awards Reception

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics hosted the 34th Annual Awards Reception honoring students, faculty and staff. View pictures from the event!

Scientist Celebrates 40 Years of Service, Teaching and Research

Biochemist Maria C. Linder celebrates 40 years of service to the University.

Women's Health Research Leads to CSU Award, Graduate School

Biochemistry major Miguel Tellez, who is working on promising research that focuses on a new aspect of copper metabolism in the body, has been accepted into Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

CBC Club Volunteers Time to Feeding the Needy to Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day

The Chemistry and Biochemistry Club prepared and served meals for local homeless people, neighbors with low income, and anyone who were in need. For those interested in getting involved, join the CBC!

Chemistry Educator Focuses on Boosting Student Learning

Sachel Villafañe, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry

Chemist Focuses Research on Interactions of Molecules

Michael Groves, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, joined Cal State Fullerton this fall.

Our Newest Tenure-Track Faculty

Dr. Andrew Petit, Dr. Sachel Villafane-Garcia and Dr. Michael Groves join the department of chemistry and biochemistry this fall.

Chemist Uses Math and Computers to Model Excited Molecules

Andrew Petit joins CSUF this fall as a new assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry.

Alumni Day 2016

View pictures from the Second Annual Alumni Day hosted by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry! Keynote speaker and alumnus, Dr. Pejman Naraghi-Arani, second from left, with Dr. Richard Deming, Dr. Gene Hiegel (his mentor) and Dr. Christopher Meyer.

Science Educator Honored With Inaugural Alumni Day Award

Science educator H. Eric Streitberger, center, receives the Alumni Day Award from chemistry and biochemistry faculty members Paula Hudson and Peter de Lijser, the department's chair.

A Champion for Global Health

CSUF alumna Navid Madani discusses her work as a senior scientist at Harvard Medical School

Combating Climate Change

CSUF Scientists, Students Tackle Ways to Help Earth

Biochemist Receives National Honor for Research Discoveries

Maria C. Linder, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been named an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow for her distinguished research efforts.

Inspiring Future Scientists

Alumna Navid Madani, center, a senior scientist at Harvard Medical School, recently returned to campus to discuss her HIV research and share how a CSUF education helped launch her career.

Dr. John Haan Receives the Outstanding Untenured Faculty Member Award

Outstanding Faculty Award The Outstanding Untenured Faculty Member Award was presented to Dr. John Haan at the 32nd Annual Awards Reception held by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics on April 30, 2015. Since joining the faculty in 2011, Dr.

Course Offerings

**Attention: Take the Chemistry Placement Exam (CPE) before enrolling in CHEM 120A or CHEM 200. NOTICE REGARDING THIS INFORMATION: The following chemistry course listing is for informational purposes only, as it may be subject to change. Students wishing to obtain the

Meet the Faculty and Staff

Meet the faculty and staff of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Degree Programs

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry offers an outstanding educational environment for undergraduate and graduate students. We offer undergraduate degree programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry as well as minors in Chemistry. Our graduate degree program is an M.S. in Chemistry.

Scientist Studies How Aerosol Impacts Health & Climate Change

Scientist Studies How Aerosol Impacts Health & Climate Change

Scientist Dan Curtis and his students are

Leveraging Chemistry and Biology to Find Ways to Treat Cancer

Leveraging Chemistry and Biology to Find Ways to Treat Cancer

Motivated by his interests in human health,

Biochemist Studies How Viruses Replicate, Cause Infection

Biochemist Studies How Viruses Replicate, Cause Infection

Marcos E. Ortega, assistant professor of chemistry

Department Welcomes Our Newest Faculty Members

Department Welcomes Our Newest Faculty Members

We are happy to introduce the new

Department Seminar Series Resumes:  Thursdays, 4:00 pm, MH-468

Department Seminar Series Resumes: Thursdays, 4:00 pm, MH-468

Our department seminar series begins this Thursday

Commencement 2017

Commencement 2017

Commencement Ceremonies for the College of Natural

Farewell and Retirement Celebration

Farewell and Retirement Celebration

The Department held a reception in honor

Chemistry-Biochemistry Club Participates in Local Outreach Event

Chemistry-Biochemistry Club Participates in Local Outreach Event

The Chemistry-Biochemistry Club participated in an outreach

Middle schoolers learn Earth-friendly lessons at Cal State Fullerton

Middle schoolers learn Earth-friendly lessons at Cal State Fullerton

Priscilla Aguiniga, left, and Jackie Licona, right,

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Annual Awards Reception

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Annual Awards Reception

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Scientist Celebrates 40 Years of Service, Teaching and Research

Scientist Celebrates 40 Years of Service, Teaching and Research

Biochemist Maria C. Linder celebrates 40 years

Women's Health Research Leads to CSU Award, Graduate School

Women's Health Research Leads to CSU Award, Graduate School

Biochemistry major Miguel Tellez, who is working

CBC Club Volunteers Time to Feeding the Needy to Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day

CBC Club Volunteers Time to Feeding the Needy to Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day

The Chemistry and Biochemistry Club prepared and

Chemistry Educator Focuses on Boosting Student Learning

Chemistry Educator Focuses on Boosting Student Learning

Sachel Villafañe, assistant professor of chemistry and

Chemist Focuses Research on Interactions of Molecules

Chemist Focuses Research on Interactions of Molecules

Michael Groves, assistant professor of chemistry and

Our Newest Tenure-Track Faculty

Our Newest Tenure-Track Faculty

Dr. Andrew Petit, Dr. Sachel Villafane-Garcia and

Chemist Uses Math and Computers to Model Excited Molecules

Chemist Uses Math and Computers to Model Excited Molecules

Andrew Petit joins CSUF this fall as

Alumni Day 2016

Alumni Day 2016

View pictures from the Second Annual Alumni

Science Educator Honored With Inaugural Alumni Day Award

Science Educator Honored With Inaugural Alumni Day Award

Science educator H. Eric Streitberger, center, receives

A Champion for Global Health

A Champion for Global Health

CSUF alumna Navid Madani discusses her work

Combating Climate Change

Combating Climate Change

CSUF Scientists, Students Tackle Ways to Help

Biochemist Receives National Honor for Research Discoveries

Biochemist Receives National Honor for Research Discoveries

Maria C. Linder, professor of chemistry and

Inspiring Future Scientists

Inspiring Future Scientists

Alumna Navid Madani, center, a senior scientist

Dr. John Haan Receives  the Outstanding Untenured Faculty Member Award

Dr. John Haan Receives the Outstanding Untenured Faculty Member Award

Outstanding Faculty Award The Outstanding Untenured Faculty Member

Course Offerings

Course Offerings

**Attention: Take the Chemistry Placement Exam (CPE)

Meet the Faculty and Staff

Meet the Faculty and Staff

Meet the faculty and staff of the

Degree Programs

Degree Programs

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry offers

Chemistry & BiochemistryAlumni Spotlight

Learn what some of our recent alumni are doing

calendarSeminars/Events

November 9:  David Martin, UCR

student-spotlightStudent Spotlight

Learn what some of our students are doing

EmploymentEmployment

Find out about employment opportunities in our department