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News and Announcements

Category: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Casabona Future Scientists Competition Zoom room

Mario M. Casabona Future Scientists Competition Recap

The event, held virtually for the first time, showcased the depth of knowledge and preparedness of our students

Kayla Mancini

Student awarded SURF Fellowship from ACS

Kayla Mancini, a junior biochemistry major, received the fellowship from the American Chemical Society’s Division of Organic Chemistry

Dr. David Rotella with research students

Dr. David P. Rotella, Sokol Professor of Chemistry Awarded NIH Funding

He and his collaborators will investigate possible new drug treatments for age-related memory loss.

Dr. Galster teaching a class

New and Updated Programs for Fall 2020

CSAM will be adding, updating, and partnering with various programs this Fall

Kimberly Fabijanczuk presenting her poster at a conference

Alum continues research experience in pursuit of their PhD

Kimberly Fabijanczuk ’19 is continuing her education at Purdue University in the number one ranked Analytical Chemistry program in the country.

Wendy Ramos and Enock Arthur receive American Chemical Society scholarships

Chemistry and Biochemistry Students Receive Prestigious ACS Scholarships

Wendy Ramos and Enock Arthur awarded by the American Chemical Society Scholars Program.

STEM teachers going to teach in Passaic

City of Passaic Recruits Three Graduating Seniors to Teach in their District

Steven Herrera, Valeria Montoya, and Lauren Shahine have a lot in common: the three are graduating this spring as STEM teachers, and they are all off to teach in the City of Passaic.

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Montclair State University joins the Open Synthesis Network

Dr. John Siekierka and Dr. David Rotella will now offer graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in “real” drug discovery for neglected diseases through the Sokol Institute.

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Chemistry Professor Cancer Free for 30 Years

Dr. Mark Whitener, Chemistry and Biochemistry, presented a talk in honor of being 30 years cancer free!

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Helping STEM Pioneers Succeed

An interdisciplinary team led by Dr. Dirk Vanderklein (Biology) and funded by the National Science Foundation’s Education Dept. seek to help first generation students succeed in STEM majors. Others on the project include Nina Goodey (Chemistry), Joshua Galster (EAES) and Julie Dalley (Research Academy for University Learning)

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CSAM Faculty Validate EPA’s Hackensack River Contamination

Dr. Michael Kruge, EAES and Dr. Kevin Olsen, Chemistry, studied sediment samples collected by the EPA from the Hackensack River that indicate the riverbed is laced for 22 miles with a toxic cocktail made up of dozens of contaminants, from its mouth in Newark Bay up to the Oradell Reservoir. Wochit

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Dr. Dave Rotella named ACS Fellow

The American Chemical Society has named 57 members as ACS Fellows. The new fellows will be feted at the society’s fall national meeting in Philadelphia this August.