White Lab Coat Ceremony for New Grad Students


We introduced 28 new graduate students to the CBC department on August 14 with a White Lab Coat Ceremony at the 2014 Annual Departmental Breakfast. The entering students come to UA from 13 states and 6 countries. Welcome to CBC@UA!


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Tomorrow's science professionals will approach discovery and future challenges at a time when traditional boundaries are disappearing. Chemistry unites disciplines such as physics, materials science and cellular biology, while biochemistry is at the core of molecular life science.

More than 50 award-winning, multidisciplinary faculty blend astronomy, the life and planetary sciences, engineering, optics, physics, protein structure and function, molecular genetics, and medical, plant and insect biochemistry in pursuit of academic excellence and new research discoveries.

Chemical Sciences Building Our research facilities are state-of-the-art, with in-house multi-user capabilities in computational chemistry, NMR, EPR, surface analysis, photoelectron spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, mass spectrometry, and nanoscale materials.

Research programs leading to a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry are available with emphasis in analytical, organic, physical, inorganic, and biological chemistry, as well as science education, medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biophysics, and cellular biology. Cross-disciplinary and student driven programs are the norm and suited to meet the needs and scientific interests of the student.