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.

The birds and the bees of proteins

Posted on: March 3, 2014

“Proteins are the worker bees of cells. They get rid of waste, transmit cellular signals and carry out the chemical reactions that enable the human body to function. Without proteins, cells would be unable to function, replicate, and die. This is not always a bad thing though, said Leuchter, a chemistry major who has been […]

Congratulations to Chemistry Major Holly Pan

Posted on: February 25, 2014

Holly Pan won 2nd Place Piano Competition, The Marc and Kirk Elvy Award, in the Giles-Harris Competitions in Musical Performance.  Please join us in congratulating Holly for this great accomplishment. Read More at WFU News