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Oxygen Tension

Oxygen is a transcriptional regulator responsible for tissue homeostasis and maintenance. Studies relating cellular phenotype with oxygen tension often use hypoxia chambers...

Drug Screening Platform

Many potential chemotherapeutics fail to reach patients. One of the key reasons is that compounds are tested during the drug discovery stage in two-dimensional cell cultures...

RNA Structure in Cells

Long noncoding RNAs, lncRNAs, are important regulators of gene expression, but their structural...

Molecular Catalysts

Studying the formation of transition metal hydride complexes via proton-coupled electron transfer is important for developing next-generation molecular catalysts...

Cystic Fibrosis

Researchers in the Shoenfisch Group have employed a simplified diffusion cell methodology to measure the diffusion coefficient...

Wellness Website

The Department of Chemistry's Student and Postdoc Wellness, SWELL, committee is excited to announce the launch of their website...

Meyers - Hoffman Awardee

Jon Meyers, a graduate student in the Cahoon Group, has been awarded the prestigious Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Award by AVS. Congratulations...

Sugar Deoxygenation

Published in ACS Catalysis, the Gagné Group reports an approach to enhancing the number of valuable compounds one can synthesize...

Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutic

Colonization of the lungs by biofilm-forming pathogens is a major cause of mortality in cystic fibrosis, CF. In CF patients, these pathogens are difficult...

Talented Twelve

Earlier this semester, Carolina Chemistry's Frank Leibfarth was selected as a 2019 Chemical & Engineering News's "Talented Twelve..."

Proton Irradiated Water

Understanding the role of core-electron excitations in water under proton irradiation has become important due to the growing use of proton beams...

Our Faculty

Faculty in the Department of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina, help define solutions to the pressing scientific problems of the day. A significant, and key, component of our department’s strategic plan is to cultivate the next generation of scientific leadership. Faculty, from our assistant professors to our most senior and distinguished colleagues, are international

leaders in their subfields, garnering local, national, and international recognition and accolades commensurate with their excellence in research and teaching.

Below is a sampling of our fantastic faculty colleagues. Please navigate to the menu above for the complete roster

Frank Leibfarth

Leibfarth

Michael Ramsey

Ramsey

Danielle Zurcher

Zurcher

John Papanikolas

Papanikolas

Matthew Redinbo

Redinbo

Nancy Thompson

Thompson

Jeffrey Johnson

Johnson

Anna Curtis

Curtis

Matthew Lockett

Lockett

Domenic Tiani

Tiani

Dorothy Erie

Erie

Marcey Waters

Waters

Our Graduate Students

Our graduate students form the next generation of scientific leaders. As a department, we seek to recruit and mentor a diverse cohort of students dedicated to excellence in the classroom and research laboratory.

The creativity, drive, collegiality, and accomplishments of our graduate students in tackling difficult scientific problems are significant reasons why UNC is an international leader in chemical research.

Kaitlyn

Michael

Rachel

Brianne

Andrew

Lauren

Tiffany

Mackenzie

Samuel

Aaron

David

Taehyun