Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is dedicated to providing high-quality education in an environment that encourages hands-on student research training. We offer degree programs leading to a Bachelor of Science, a minor in Bioinformatics, and a Master of Science in Chemistry.
Join the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Graduate Seminar Series on Tuesdays from 12pm-1pm at Salazar Hall 136 to learn more about advances in research within the molecular sciences. Seminars are presented by graduate students and guest speakers who share their research within the chemistry and biochemistry fields. Our next speaker is Reid Athmer who will present Computational Chemistry Advances of MOF Development on November 28, 2023. We hope to see you there!
The Multidimensional Chromatography Workshop (MDC) draws experts in this exciting field to share and discuss their research. In January 10-12, 2024, the 15th MDC Workshop will be hosted in person at California State University, and is co-organized by our faculty, Dr. Petr Vozka. To learn more and to register, visit the 15th Multidimensional Chromatography Workshop.
Cal State LA- MolSSI Partnership for Research and Education in Chemistry is excited to offer a 5-day workshop for early stage undergraduate and community college students with limited experience in the fields of chemistry, computer science, physics, and biology. The workshop will be hosted on January 8-14, 2024, and the application deadline is December 1, 2023. Visit the Computational Molecular Science Workshop to learn more and register.
In Memoriam Anthony Fratiello
It is with great sadness that we report the death on November 9th of Anthony Fratiello, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, a great friend, and a great colleague.
Cal State LA and LECO Collaboration
Cal State LA and LECO Corporation celebrated the grand opening of the LECO Complex Chemical Composition Analysis Lab during a ceremony held at the Ferguson Courtyard. Read more about the collaboration and laboratory space on the Cal State LA campus:
Multidimensional Chromatography Workshop
The Multidimensional Chromatography (MDC) Workshop draws experts in this exciting field to share and discuss their research. In 2024, the 15th MDC workshop will be hosted in person at California State University, Los Angeles, and is co-organized by our Chemistry faculty, Dr. Petr Vozka. To learn more, visit:
2023 Summer Computational Molecular Research Program
Cal State LA- MolSSI Partnership for Research and Education in Chemistry is offering an 8-week summer program for undergraduate and community college students in the Los Angeles region to perform research in the field of computational molecular science. Learn more:
27th Annual Lloyd N. Ferguson Luncheon
Every year, Dr. Lloyd N. Ferguson's life, impact, and legacy is celebrated at Cal State LA. This year, we are joined by Dr. Darryl Boyd as the distinguished keynote speaker. Learn more about Dr. Ferguson's legacy:
Meet our Newest Faculty
We welcome Dr. Caitlin Scott (left) and Dr. Brenda Andrade (right) as our newest faculty members! Dr. Scott teaches Biochemistry and conducts research on computational and biological chemistry. Dr. Andrade teaches Organic Chemistry and conducts research on supramolecular chemistry.
DOE Announces $1.5 Million to Train the Next Generation Hydrogen Workforce
Congratulations to Dr. Liu, whose proposal was selected by the U.S. Department of Energy as one of the five projects recommended for funding. Potential students and post-docs, learn more about the program by contacting Dr. Liu.
Cal State LA Receives National Science Foundation Grant
Cal State LA departments have been awarded the National Science Foundation Grant to increase diversity in STEM fields.
Scholarship Ceremony 2022
In Fall 2022, the department celebrated students who received scholarships from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Cal State LA honors outstanding faculty at University Convocation 2021, featuring Dr. Krishna Foster who is awarded Outstanding Professor.