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April 30, 2019
New collaborative work from the groups of Professor Son Nguyen and Professor Ben Stokes is in ACS Catalysis: Carrier Diffusion is The Main Contribution to Size-Dependent Photocatalytic Activity of Colloidal Gold Nanoparticles
April 4, 2019
Join the UC Merced School of Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry to celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT2019) with light refreshments at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 12th in the Pavilion, Room 104. Scientist Dmitri Mendeleev discovered the Periodic System...
January 31, 2019
Tao Ye group’s latest work on how DNA biosensors operate at the single molecule level was published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. DNA biosensors use DNA probes immobilized on a solid support to recognize biomarkers. By using high resolution imaging technique to image single...
January 23, 2019
Warren Nanney, who’s pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry and Chemical Biology, received a three-year NASA fellowship that’s creating a unique opportunity for him to develop biosensors that could detect heart attacks before symptoms appear. NASA recently awarded 12 fellowships totaling $1.9 million to...
November 14, 2018
As a graduate student at UC Merced, Jordan Galloway looks for ways to push himself forward and lead by example. The third-year Chemistry and Chemical Biology student forged a new path last summer through a fellowship in the nuclear science and technology division of Idaho National Laboratory. “It...
November 13, 2018
Imagine exploring the cores of stars to understand — and ultimately control — the type of fusion that’s taking place. High-energy density (HED) science is the study of properties and behavior of matter and radiation in extreme temperatures and pressures common to the deep interiors of the largest...
October 16, 2018
Chemistry and chemical biology Professor Ryan Baxter recently became the campus’s 22nd recipient of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) prestigious early CAREER awards for untenured faculty. The $647,000 he received from NSF will mostly go toward paying student research assistants and...
September 4, 2018
CCB Professor Tao Ye, with collaborator Professor Ashlie Martini in the School of Engineering, received a $485,000 grant from National Science Foundation for developing super-resolution atomic force microscopy that can characterize DNA biosensor surfaces at the nanometer to subnanometer scale.
September 1, 2018
It’s a startling statistic: Nearly 30 percent of UC Merced students who start their college careers in the School of Natural Sciences (SNS) switch to majors outside the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields by their second year. But a new five-year, $1.5 million grant...
August 29, 2018
Jordan Galloway, a second year CCB students, spent his summer working at Idaho National Lab working in the nuclear science and technology division as part of his recently awarded GEM fellowship! Congratulations, Jordan, on a summer well spent.

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