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Welcome to the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science at FAU.
and instructors are engaged in teaching and research involving more than thirty graduate students and 290+ undergraduate majors.
Our courses serve both majors and non-majors in thousands of hours of instruction. The Department offers a wide variety of programs
for undergraduate and graduate student research that lead to various careers in Chemistry & Biochemistry.
The Program in Chemistry & Biochemistry at FAU involves cross-disciplinary, multilevel approaches to education and research in chemistry, biochemistry and molecular medicine. Achieving an understanding of chemical and biochemical phenomena through scientific inquiry is becoming increasingly cross-disciplinary. Hence, a perspective that cuts across disciplinary boundaries and views chemical knowledge as an integrative process that span levels of chemistry, biology, biotechnology and biophysical chemistry is considered timely.
Current faculty strengths are in chemistry, biophysical chemistry, biochemistry and bioinformatics. The research conducted by faculty in the program contributes to fields such as synthetic chemistry, biochemistry, physical chemistry, natural products, drugs from the sea, biomedical science, environmental science, molecular biology, proteomics and bioinformatics. The research activities are supported by a state-of-the-art instrumentation and drug discovery core facility.
Active collaborations with faculty
from the Colleges of Biomedical
Science and Engineering & Computer
Science across FAU and Scripps
Florida, Torrey Pines Institute for
Molecular Studies and Max Planck
Florida (soon to be initiated)
provide valuable opportunities for
our graduate students. Our faculty
are funded by numerous federal
(NIH/NSF), State and other agencies
including the American Cancer
Society. Our recent graduate
students have gone on to work at
Harvard and other major
universities, GlaxoSmithKline and
other pharmaceutical industries and
Scripps Florida, Wistar Institute
and other research institutes.
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