Chemistry Graduate Students
Graduate students admitted to the Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chemistry Program earn salary as teaching assistants in undergraduate laboratories. They are required to carry out research, and they receive up to 9 units tuition remission per semester.
Despite its small size, the Department of Chemistry mentors 24 Graduate students and several post-doctoral fellows.
Chemistry/Biochemistry Undergraduate Students
Undergraduate students have the opportunity to join research groups in the department to fulfill the requirements of chemistry/biochemistry electives, but also in form of summer internships. In the research groups, they will work alongside Graduate students and the faculty supervisor on current projects. They either receive units for their work or (upon availability of funds and qualification) salary as research associates.
Graduate Research Focus Areas ("Tracks") in Chemistry
1) Synthesis and Drug Discovery/Design: The track puts emphasis on the discovery and development of new compounds (synthetic and natural product sources) as potential drugs as well as new methods of chemical synthesis and structure elucidation.
2) Bioanalytical/Physical Chemistry/Biochemistry: The track puts emphasis on the investigation of chemical, biochemical, and biomedical questions with a broad range of experimental and computational tools. This includes state-of-the-art synthetic methodologies, instrumentation, and molecular techniques.