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Penn Chemistry is composed of a dynamic community of researchers creating and disseminating new knowledge at the forefront of the chemical sciences. As an enabling science, chemistry is at the focal point of every important modern societal challenge. Our faculty and students engage these challenges daily on a local, national, and international scale.


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Department Chair Gary A. Molander has been awarded the ...

Assistant Professor Neil Tomson has been awarded a New Investigator Grant by the Kauffman...

The Department of Chemistry is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of...

Chris Murray, Richard Perry University Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science and...

Research Highlight

Work by David Christianson and his research group has recently been highlighted by Celia Henry Arnaud in Chemical & Engineering News
The Christianson group has been working to solve the structures of the enzyme histone deacetylase 6 for their potential in cancer fighting treatments. They were able to successfully solve one set of crystal structures and the work was published in Nature Chemical Biology.




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