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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Department News Highlights:

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    Student Achievement

    Romaric Mukuna wins at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. Read more...

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    Student Achievement

    Congratulations to our Fall 2016 graduating class!

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    Faculty Achievement

    Dr. Matt King Recognized by the American Chemical Society Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling. Read more...

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    Faculty Spotlight

    Dr. Ken Cornell To Begin Visiting Professorship.

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    Student Spotlight

    Introducing our Newest Graduate Students.

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    Faculty Research

    Dr. Ken Cornell and Dr. Don Warner have teamed-up to create a cancer-fighting drug. Read more...

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    New Publication

    Dr. Rao Kondamudi and Matthew Turner have a new publication out in Natural Product Communications. Read more...

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    Faculty Achievement

    Dr. Mike Callahan Receives Grant From the NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium

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    Student Spotlight

    Graduate student Phillip Hammer conducts research in Japan.

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    Student Spotlight

    Paul Phillips is the latest to earn his M.S. in Chemistry! Read more...

Job Opportunity!

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Boise State University is seeking applicants for a new lecturer position. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply at the following link:

Congratulations to our Fall 2016 graduating class!

Pictured left to right: Jesse, Alison, Riley, Meagan, and Andrew


New Faculty – Fall 2016

The Boise State Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry welcomes three new full-time faculty members. Each of these individuals bring skills and expertise that enhance the department’s strengths in disciplines from synthetic inorganic chemistry to biochemistry.

Colson_Adam_EditedDr. Adam Colson joins the department from the Dow Chemical Company as Assistant Professor. He completed his Ph.D. studies at Rice University where he studied the chemistry and materials science of transition metal phosphides. Adam became the North American Adhesives Technology Leader for Dow’s Polyurethane business in 2015 and received the Rising Star Award for excellence in application development. Read more…


Meredith_Joe_EditedDr. Joe Meredith joins the department from the University of Denver as Lecturer. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington where he studied inorganic chemistry. Joe worked in the D. Michael Heinekey research group performing synthesis of organic ligands and air-sensitive organometallic complexes. He went on to teach in Seattle and then Denver. Read more…


Saunders_Chris_EditedDr. Christopher Saunders joins the department from the College of Idaho as Lecturer. Christopher received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Arkansas where his research focus was method development in the detection of methionine sulfoxide in proteomic samples. After finishing his Ph.D. Christopher moved back to the Treasure Valley where he taught at both the College of Western Idaho and the College of Idaho. Read more…