Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

50th Anniversary of Chemistry PhD Program

The department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is celebrating 50 years of a vibrant PhD program!

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

05/2019
04/2019

Congratulations are in order for Drs. John Bellizzi and Joe Schmidt for garnering the University of Toledo's Edith Rathbun Outreach and Engagement Excellence Award.  Over the years, they have captured the attention of numerous science-orientated people for their Saturday Morning Science Seminar Series which has featured some of today's most interesting scientists and the alike.

03/2019

Employment Opportunity:  Assistant Lecturer, Chemistry and Biochemistry 

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Toledo invites applications for an open Assistant Lecturer position to teach undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses primarily in the first and second year chemistry program covering topics in general and organic chemistry.

02/2019
02/2019

Scholarship opportunities for undergraduate students! 
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01/2019

Warmest Wishes to all for 2019!

10/2018
07/2018

Congratulations to Emanuela Gionfriddo on receiving the “Excellence in Sample Prep” best poster award at the North American Chemical Residue Workshop (NACRW2018) in Naples, Florida.  The award is sponsored by United Chemical Technologies.

07/2018

At the 2018 International Symposium on Advances in Extraction Technologies (ExTech) in Ames, IA, Professor Emanuela Gionfriddo received the Young Author Prize.  This prize was awarded for her outstanding oral research presentation.  In addition to the award, Dr. Gionfriddo will received a travel stipend to attend the 2019 ExTech Symposium.

06/2018

Steve Sucheck  is part of a collaborative team that received NIH funding for an R21 project titled Synthesis of Natural Product Scaffold Selectively Active Against Dormant Mycobacterium Tuberculosis.  Professor Kyle Rohde at the University of Central Florida and Sucheck are Co-PIs on the grant.

06/2018

Don Ronning's and Steve Sucheck's NIH R01 funded project Mycobacterial Trehalose Metabolism as Drug Targets was renewed for 5 years (2018-2023).  Congratulations for this major grant to fight tuberculosis.

06/2018

Congratulations to Drs. Tim Mueser and Amanda Bryant-Friedrich (Joint Appointed Faculty) on their promotions to rank of Full Professor.

06/2018

Andy Jorgensen’s class CHEM 4210/6210/8210: Environmental Chemistry received Quality Matters (QM) recognition with a near perfect score.

06/2018

Daniel Liu received High Honors in the National Chemistry Olympiad Competition for being in the top 50 students nationally.

06/2018
06/2018

Jon Kirchhoff and Dragan Isailovic were awarded a UT URFO STEM Innovation Proposal for their project New Materials for the Detection, Analysis, and Removal of Cyanotoxins.

06/2018

Dr. Jianglong Zhu who received the 2017 T. Ogawa Young Investigator Award from the Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry for his excellent recent publications and contributions to carbohydrate chemistry.

06/2018

Dr. Amy P. Toole, Assistant Lecturer and Dr. Darpandeep Aulakh, Scientific Instrumentation Specialist.  Dr. Toole will begin her appointment in August, while Dr. Aulakh will join the department on June 18.

05/2018

The following seven undergraduate students received University of Toledo USRCAP Awards to perform research in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in summer 2018.  The mentors are in parentheses.  Two additional students received awards but declined to pursue opportunities at other universities. 

  1. Kern Baxter                           (Michael Young)
  2. Evan Diemler                         (Michael Young)
  3. Zehra Fasih                            (Ajith Karunarathne)
  4. John Kennedy                        (Michael Young)
  5. Kyle Meyer                             (Steven Sucheck)
  6. Natalie Schulte                      (Steven Sucheck)
  7. Michaelangelo  Zullo              (Steven Sucheck)
05/2018

At the 2018 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Honors Tea 16 undergraduate and graduate students received awards for outstanding achievement in chemistry and biochemistry classes, research and teaching.  In addition, 13 students received scholarships for 2018-2019.  Jennifer Kim, received the award as the Outstanding Graduating Senior.

05/2018

Tim Mueser received a UT URFO Small Grant Support Award of $950.

05/2018

Steven Sucheck received funding from the deArce-Koch Memorial Fund for his project Probes for Chemical Proteomics in M. Tuberculosis and M. Abscessus.

05/2018

Steven Sucheck (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Kathy Wall’s (Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry) collaborative research project utilizing cancer vaccines to enhance the immune system was featured in The Toledo Blade.

05/2018

Celine Schreidah, a senior biochemistry major, received a $1,000 scholarship from the University Women's Commission for her academic achievement, support of women's and gender issues and campus involvement.

05/2018

Sylvania Northview High School student, Nora Kaushy Gera, who performed research in the UT laboratory of Dr. Ajith Karunarathne, received a Department of Defense Medal for her 3rd place finish at the National Jr Science and Humanities Symposium in Hunt Valley, MD from May 2-5, 2018.

Last Updated: 5/21/19