Chem Department Meet and Greet Review

Hello students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends,

We had a meet and greet in early October, where we introduced the faculty and staff, as well as talked about the big changes in the department. One of these changes is the formation of a new Biochemistry degree! For more information, check out this link and talk to your academic advisor. We also mentioned our instrumental analysis class that will be offered in the spring (CHE 261). We look forward to running this hands-on laboratory class where students will get to work with a variety of instrumentation.

As you can see, we also enjoyed some food and discussion:



CSH Showcase is coming up!

A quick reminder that the CSH Undergraduate Research Showcase is Friday November 3rd in McGowan South. Oral presentations will be from 12:15-1:15 and posters are up from 3-5 pm. Come check out the great work that our undergraduates have been doing!


Chemistry, Biochemistry, and… Nachos!

Interested in learning more about the new Chemistry and Biochemistry majors? Stop by McGowan South 107 on October 6 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm to meet the faculty and hear more about our new degree programs.

Snacks will be provided so be sure to come and say hi!


It’s Nobel Prize Week

Hi all, it’s Nobel Prize week again!

We will find out who wins the Chemistry prize on Wednesday… the excitement is palpable!


Throwin’ it back to the Class of 2017

The graduation of 2017 has come and gone, but we wanted to acknowledge how proud we are of the Class of 2017. We wish them the best in their future endeavors.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
– Steve Jobs

Summer Accomplishments




Hello Students, Alumni, and Friends!

Before we get too far into AQ2017, we wanted to mention some things that happened in the department this summer that we are really proud of:

Study Abroad

Dr. Grice, in collaboration with Dr. Bystrianksy from biology, ran a study abroad for science majors. Students did research in Cadiz, Spain for 2 weeks as a part of the program. Drs. Grice and Bystriansky will be running it again this coming summer. We’ll have a post about the program soon, but if you want to learn more before then, contact Dr. Grice or Dr. Bystriansky, or come the Study Abroad Fair next Tuesday from 11-1 in the student center at LPC.


During the summer, our faculty often travel to conferences to present on their scholarly accomplishments. Dr. French presented a poster at the Transforming Research in Undergraduate STEM Education conference. Dr. Karver presented a poster at The American Peptide Symposium.


The faculty also work on getting papers submitted during the summer (and during the year), and this summer was exceptionally busy in that regard! Dr. Wolbach submitted three manuscripts and had another accepted. Dr. French was also a co-author on two of the manuscripts. Dr. Perez published two papers from his postdoctoral work. Dr. Kharas submitted three manuscripts. Dr. Karver and Dr. Southern submitted a collaborative manuscript as well. Many of these papers included DePaul students or alumni as co-authors. Congratulations to all!


In big news, Dr. Karver was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure! Congratulations Dr. Karver!

The Quarter Begins!


Hello Students, Alumni, and all of our friends,

We hope you have all had a great summer. Although this blog was quiet over the summer, lots of things happened here, inlcluding research and summer classes. We’ll share some interesting things that our faculty and students did this summer soon. In the meantime, we just wanted to remind you that with the quarter started, remember that the last day to add classes is the 13th, and the last day to drop a class is the 20th.

We also want to mention something that comes up later in the quarter: the CSH Undergraduate Research Showcase. It’s going to be November 3rd. This is 15th(!) year, and we are very excited already! If you are a student currently in a research lab, start talking to your advisor soon about giving a talk or poster. For everyone else, put it on your calendar, we invite you to come see all of the great things that our students have been doing.


The Department of Chemistry