Welcome to the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science at FAU. The Department offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, including the ACS-certified B.S. degree in chemistry, the B.S. degree with a Biochemistry concentration, the Honors Program in Chemistry, and the Doctoral and Master's graduate degrees in Chemistry. Research conducted by faculty in the Department contributes to most major fields of chemistry, such as organic chemistry, biochemistry, and physical chemistry, as well as cross-disciplinary research areas that include chemical biology and medicinal chemistry, biophysical chemistry, materials chemistry, natural products chemistry, and environmental chemistry. Diversity is a fundamental value of FAU and our Department. We are devoted to fostering an inclusive environment that embraces and celebrates diversity, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation and unique differences among our students and faculty. In our view, diversity encourages creativity and innovation and helps to attract and retain top talent in science. We invite you to explore and consider our variety of programs for undergraduate and graduate student research, which can lead you to a fulfilling career as a chemist in academia or industry.
Thanks to a recent $435,000 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Science and FAU’s Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute hope to better understand how these intricate, subcellular cholesterol transport pathways work and how they contribute to neurodegeneration.
Last summer, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science alumna Maria S. Altieri, M.S., M.D., became Section Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania.
Florida Atlantic University has received a $599,503 grant from the United States Department of Defense for a powerful high resolution imaging technique that can reveal nanoscale structures.
The annual Nobel Prizes that were recently announced are largely considered the most prestigious honor in the world. While it is awarded to “those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind,” it also most certainly highlights the impactful research taking place in those given fields.
Michelle Gras is a junior in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science who is working toward a B.S. in Biological Chemistry. Michelle is both a member of the Soar-in-4 program that provides high-achieving student research opportunities and mentorship, and she is also a Morton Fellow.