Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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The department celebrated their centennial during Academic Year 2015-16.  Here is the link to see the archived details.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Toledo offers both undergraduate and graduate programs for students with a passion for understanding the chemistry of the world around them. These programs include Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in both Chemistry and Biochemistry as well as Masters and Doctoral programs.

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Departmental News

9/2016

Our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Lancelot Thompson who passed away on September 10, 2016 at the age of 91.  Dr. Thompson was a trailblazing professor at the University of Toledo and was a member of our department starting from 1958.  His legacy will live on here at the University of Toledo and you can read more about Dr. Thompson by clicking here.

Furthermore, University of Toledo's President, Dr. Sharon Gaber, announced that the UT Student Union will be renamed and known as the Lancelot Thompson Student Union.  This is a tremendous honor for dear friend and former colleague.  Please see the brief article describing this honor by clicking here.

9/2016

Congratulations are in order for Steven Dajnowicz from Tim Mueser’s laboratory on receiving a 3-year fellowship totaling $180,000 from Oak Ridge National Laboratories to pursue his dissertation research on the Neutron Diffraction Studies of PLP Dependent Enzymes at Oak Ridge.

9/2016

Congratulations are in order for Dr. Don Ronning for receiving a $91,200 supplement to his current NIH-R01 grant from the NIAID.  This supplement allows the Ronning Labs to purchase additional instrumentation for their work focusing on Mycobacterial trehalose metabolism.

9/2016

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is pleased to announce that this year we will be looking to fill an Analytical Chemistry position.  For more information pertaining to this exciting opportunity, please click here for the official announcement.

8/2016

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry welcomes this year's incoming class of 13 Graduate Students!

8/2016

Dr. Michael Young begins his career at the University of Toledo as an Assistant Professor!  More information about Dr. Young can be found here.

8/2016

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry welcomes Dr. Samantha Schachermeyer as a Visiting Assistant Professor!  Her office can be located in BO 2036.

7/2016

Prof. Peter R. Andreana was unanimously elected Treasurer/Secretary of the United States Advisory Committee for the International Carbohydrate Symposium. Congratulations!

7/2016

Prof. Ajith Karunarathne and his graduate student, Kasun Ratnayake on the publication of their collaborative work entitled Facilitation of TRPV4 by TRPV1 is required for itch transmission in some sensory neuron populations in the journal Science Signaling (Sci. Signal.9, ra71 (2016).

7/2016

Congratulations are in order for Prof. Jianglong Zhu (co-PI) who together with David Kennedy (PI), Bruce Levison (co-PI), Steven Haller (co-PI), and  Jiang Tian (co-PI) received a University of Toledo Interdisciplinary Research Initiation Award entitled Counter Regulatory Mechanisms of Cardio-renal Disease in the amount of $90,000.

7/2016

Celine Schreidah, sophomore biochemistry major and undergraduate researcher with Prof. Don Ronning, was recently featured in UTNews and the Blade.  The full story and video can be viewed by clicking here.

The hot link is:  http://www.utoledo.edu/greater-degree/stories/celine.html

3/2016


The deadline for submission of Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Scholarships has been extended to Monday March 21, 2016.

3/2016


Dr. Jianglong Zhu's paper describing the stereoselective synthesis of beta-mannopyranosides was published in Angewandte Chemie.

3/2016


The long awaited addition of the historical (hysterical?) Chemistry and Biochemistry Slideshow has finally arrived. It can be viewed by clicking this link.

3/2016


Gold nanoparticle research performed by Dr. Kirschbaum and graduate student Kelly Lambright is published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

2/2016

Dr. Jon Kirchhoff's work was highlighted in separations NOW. Excellent work!

2/2016


Application materials are now available for Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry Scholarships. More information can be found here.

2/2016


It is once again time to vote for your favorite Chemistry Teaching Assistant! Information is available here and the voting form can be downloaded here.

1/2016


The perennial Saturday Morning Science program will be starting again in February. Please check out the schedule to see what interests you.

1/2016


The department has initiated a search to hire a new tenure-track faculty member with a focus on Green Chemistry. The ad can be found here.

1/2016


Dr. Steve Sucheck has been elected Secretary of the American Chemical Society Division of Carbohydrate Chemistry. Congratulations!

12/2015




Starting in Summer 2016 the department will be offering courses leading to the Masters' in Education-Chemistry degree in partnership with colleagues in education, biology and English. The program has been funded by a $769,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Higher Education.  Chemistry faculty include Drs. Beres, Cohen, Giolando, Jorgensen, Mason and Mock. 

10/2015


The department has initiated a search to hire a new tenure-track Analytical Chemist. The ad can be found here.

8/2015

Dr. Pinkerton was awarded a 3-year $450,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research.

Last Updated: 9/26/16