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The Department of Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University offers a dynamic and cutting-edge educational experience in the chemical sciences. Relationships across disciplines include close collaborations with the departments of Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Macromolecular Science & Engineering, Molecular Biology & Microbiology, Pharmacology, and Physics.

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Employment Opportunity: Tenure Track Assistant Professor at CWRU Chemistry

Date posted: October 20th, 2017

The Department of Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor faculty position in the research area of RNA chemistry. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated expertise in applying chemical methods to study RNA structure-function, protein RNA complexes, or RNA-targeted small molecule synthesis. …Read more.

Chemistry alumnus, Walter G. Copan, nominated to lead the US National Institute of Standards and Technology

Date posted: September 18th, 2017

In the news this week, Chemistry Department’s 2008 Outstanding Alumunus, Walter G. Copan, (BA 1975, Chemistry, Western Reserve College; PhD,1982, Chemistry, CWRU) was nominated to lead the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. …Read more.

Current PhD student, Regina DiScipio, awarded first place in summer symposium

Date posted: September 12th, 2017

Current 5th year PhD student, Regina DiScipio won place in both the virtual poster and presentation competitions in the 2nd ASP Associate Online Symposium Summer 2017 of the American Society for Photobiology. …Read more.

Dr. Emily Pentzer helps organize Future Faculty Workshop 2017

Date posted: July 26th, 2017

This weekend will kick-off the Future Faculty Workshop 2017 at CWRU! The workshop, working under the theme of “The Chemistry, Physics, Engineering and Biology of Soft Materials” aims to demystify “the path toward a career in academia”. …Read more.

CWRU Chemistry is now on Facebook!

Date posted: July 13th, 2017

Be sure to “Follow” us on Facebook to receive updates of departmental events, information, and more! Check us out at: …Read more.

Carlos Crespo-Hernández achieves breakthroughs in photochemistry while nurturing aspiring scientists

Date posted: June 6th, 2017

Crespo-Hernández provides hands-on research experience to economically disadvantaged and underrepresented students through Project SEED, a nationwide initiative funded by the American Chemical Society.

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Crespo Group paper selected as one of the top in P&P

The recent paper,”The Triplet State of 6-thio-2′-deoxyguanosine: Intrinsic Properties and Reactivity Toward Molecular Oxygen” by Crespo Group members, Marvin Pollum and Luis Ortiz-Rodriguez was selected as one of the top papers published in Photochemistry and Photobiology for P&P’s virtual issue celebrating the publications 55th anniversary.


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