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April 2, 2020

Dissertation Defense – Micah Donor, Thursday, April 9

photo Micah DonorGood luck to Micah Donor as he defends his thesis for his PhD in Chemistry!

Thursday, April 9, 2020
3 PM via Zoom

The title of his thesis is “Fundamental and Quantitative Analysis of Gas-Phase Protein Structure and Structural Transitions Using Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry


March 30, 2020

2020 Departmental Undergrad Scholarships – Apply by April 22, 2020

Photo: "Puddles," UO Duck MascotWe are happy to announce the availability of several departmental undergraduate scholarships. There are two separate applications for the awards. The application deadline for all scholarships is Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

The Faith Van Nice and Kuntz-Swinehart scholarships recognize outstanding academic and research achievements by undergraduate chemistry and biochemistry majors. Funds will be made available for the 2020-2021 UO academic year. More information about these scholarships can be found on our website. Eligibility: Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a scale of 4.0 (or similar grade assessment). Application process: One application is used for both the Faith Van Nice and Kuntz-Swinehart scholarships. Click here for the application instructions. Please email your application materials to Leah O’Brien,

The P-Chem Undergraduate Fellowship provides funding for students to conduct research during the summer in a physical chemistry lab at the University of Oregon, under the mentorship of a physical chemistry faculty member. Eligibility: Open to undergraduate students at the University of Oregon and from other undergraduate institutions that meet the following  eligibility criteria: minimum 3.0 GPA; U.S. citizen; must be returning to the UO or home institution the term after the fellowship; may not be paid to conduct research through other internal UO research support programs during the same fellowship period. Application process: Students apply online for the P-Chem Undergraduate Fellowship. Fellowship details and application instructions are available online at

New this year: The Bailis Undergraduate Fellowship provides funding for undergraduate students to conduct research during the summer in a chemistry or biochemistry laboratory at the University of Oregon, under the mentorship of a Chemistry and Biochemistry department faculty member. Faculty are asked to submit nominations for the award. No application is necessary on the part of the student.

The submission deadline for all departmental undergraduate scholarship applications is Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Scholarship awards will be announced near the end of May.

If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact Leah O’Brien by phone (541) 346-4839 or by email at


Chemistry Rotation Talks: O-I-M Group – March 31st and April 2nd & 3rd

March 16, 2020

Cathy Wong among 10 faculty profiled for Inspiring Change, Pushing Boundaries

To commemorate Women’s History Month 2020, join us in celebrating 10 extraordinary UO faculty members—a roster of shining stars from a diversity of disciplines and backgrounds who are guiding the next generation to equity, opportunity, and excellence.

– UO Communications

Read the full article in here and listen to Cathy Wong’s interview on Women’s History Month:

March 4, 2020

Dissertation Defense – Will Storck, March 6th

photo - Will StorckGood luck to Will Storck as he defends his thesis for his PhD in Chemistry!

Friday, March 6, 2020
3:00 PM in 220 Deschutes  

The title of his thesis is Characterization of LSD Complex Function, Histone Exchange, and Regulation of a Tryptophan Catabolism Gene Pair in Neurospora crassa”

February 25, 2020

Check out the latest edition our annual department newsletter!

Catch up with faculty, student, and alumni news & awards – plus our Klamath 3rd floor remodel!

Biochemistry Graduate Shines at Advanced BioCatalytics

February 24, 2020

Julie Haack quoted in C&EN article about systems thinking in chemistry education

February 21, 2020

Chris Hendon featured in Times Higher Ed article – Should you be working 100 hours a week?

February 20, 2020

Fun Coffee Video with Chris Hendon, aka Dr. Coffee

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