Congratulations to Our Faculty Colleagues

Posted on: April 28, 2014

Congratulations to our faculty colleagues for a number of recent accomplishments: Abdou Lachgar, for his appointment as Director of the WFU Program in Environmental Studies (July 01, 2014 – June 30, 2017); Patricia Dos Santos, for continued NSF funding for her CAREER proposal “Target specificity of cysteine desulfurase in Bacillus subtilis,” (for the period from […]

2014 Department of Chemistry Honors Symposium

Posted on: April 15, 2014

The 2014 Department of Chemistry Honors Symposium will be held on April 23 (4‐6 PM) & April 24 (5 – 6 PM) in Salem 10. A pre‐symposium reception will be held on April 23 from 3:30 – 4:00 PM in Salem 210; and a post-symposium dinner and celebration will be held on April 24 beginning at 6 PM in Salem […]

Chemistry Department Achievements

Posted on: April 15, 2014

Patricia Dos Santos has been awarded tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor! Akbar Salam has been promoted to the rank of Professor of Chemistry! Congratulations, too, to Bruce King, whose proposal entitled “Ca093389 – Targeted nanoparticles for Kidney Cancer Therapy” has been funded by the Department of Defense and UCONN (WFU funding agency) from 4/4/2014 – 10/14/2014; and to Mark […]


Posted on: March 25, 2014


14th Annual WFU Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Research Day

Posted on: March 17, 2014

The 14th Annual WFU Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Research Day will be held on Mar. 28 at Biotech Place from 1 – 5 PM. This year’s event will include student posters and a new  3‐minute thesis (3MT) oral competition. Please be sure to attend in order to support our students and postdocs as they present […]

Congratulations to John Tomlinson

Posted on: March 17, 2014

Congratulations to John Tomlinson, who received a promotion to the rank of Associate Teaching Professor. This promotion recognizes John’s strong and sustained commitment to teaching and student engagement and his excellent record of service.

The American Chemical Society Preparing for Life After Graduate School Workshop

Posted on: March 5, 2014

“The American Chemical Society Preparing for Life After Graduate School Workshop” Department of Chemistry, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC The Chemistry Department at Wake Forest University is pleased to host a one-day comprehensive workshop entitled “Preparing For Life After Graduate School,” facilitated by the American Chemical Society, on Friday, April 11, 2014. An optional second […]

Deacon Profile: Christa Colyer

Posted on: March 4, 2014

“Christa Colyer is a professor of chemistry and the chair of the chemistry department. She earned a bachelor of science from Trent University in Peterborough, Canada and a masters from the University of Guelph. She received her Ph.D. from Queen’s University in Canada and has taught at Wake Forest since 2004.” Read Dr. Colyer’s profile […]

New Chemistry Majors

Posted on: March 4, 2014

The Chemistry Department welcomes 53 new chemistry majors who declared their major during the recent mass declaration period (or earlier this academic year). Thanks to new advisors Lindsay Comstock, Paul Jones, and Amanda Jones for their willingness to help us accommodate this large group of new students (perhaps the largest group of new majors that […]

Beckman Scholars Program Award

Posted on: March 4, 2014

Congratulations to Rebecca Alexander and URECA (along with Linda Luvaas of Corporate & Foundation Relations and members of the Physics and Biology Departments) who contributed to the successful Beckman Scholars Program award. WFU is one of only 12 universities in the nation to receive this prestigious award, which will provide support for undergraduate research.