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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Department News Highlights:

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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...

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    New Department Chair

    Dr. Owen McDougal Begins Term as New Department Chair for Chemistry & Biochemistry. Read more...

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    Faculty Retirement

    Dr. Brad Bammel, Chemistry Department Chair, retires after 28 years at Boise State. Read more...

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    Faculty Achievement

    Dr. Mike Callahan receives the the first-ever ELSI Origins Network (EON) Seed Grant! Read more...

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    New Publication

    Graduate student Matthew Turner has new manuscript published in the Journal of Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry. Read more....

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    Faculty Achievement

    Dr. Rajesh Nagarajan has received a three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health. Read more...

Job Opportunity!

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Boise State University is seeking applicants for a new research active tenure track position in materials chemistry.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply at:

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…


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