Research Opportunities

Working side-by-side with a faculty member in the research lab affords valuable hands-on experience that contributes enormously to our students' growth and success as independent critical thinkers.

All Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty engage interested students in cutting-edge research programs. Students may earn upper division credit for research during the semester or during the summer for pay (including a stipend, on-campus housing and a supplies budget). Many student researchers present their results at local, national and international scientific conferences including:

  • American Chemical Society
  • Protein Society
  • International Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry

And have published their research in the chemical literature including:

  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Science and Technology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society
  • Journal of Organic Chemistry

Faculty-student collaborative research in Chemistry and Biochemistry is supported via grants from various funding agencies:

  • National Science Foundation
  • National Institutes of Health
  • American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund
  • Research Corporation
  • Merck/AAAS
  • Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
  • San Diego Foundation