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TCNJ Chemistry Homecoming 2017

Alumni, faculty and current chemistry majors celebrated Homecoming in our Chemistry Department tent at tailgating on Oct. 21, 2017.  Everyone caught up with one another, shared a freshly grilled lunch, and enjoyed seeing familiar faces we have missed.  A wonderful afternoon for the many who came! Continue Reading

Nov 15: Dr. Blake Mertz – Chemistry Lecture Series

“Using Simulations to Characterize the Role of Hydration in Activation of a Membrane Protein“ Dr. Blake Mertz West Virginia University Department of Chemistry Date:   Wednesday, November 15th Time:   11:00 AM Room:  Chemistry C121 ABSTRACT Proteorhodopsin (PR) is a membrane protein that functions as a light-driven proton pump, harvesting photons to generate a proton gradient across the inner membrane… Continue Reading

TCNJ Chemistry Students Invited to ACS Symposia

Seniors Rebecca Goncalves and Mattheus De Souza were invited to attend an undergraduate workshop in Physical Chemistry at the Fall 2017 National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Washington, D.C., and junior Kristen Vogt was invited to attend an undergraduate workshop in Computational Chemistry at the Spring 2018 National Meeting of the American Chemical… Continue Reading

NOV 1: Dr. Lark J. Perez – Chemistry Lecture Series

“Investigations of Chemical Signaling in Bacterial Pathogens“ Dr. Lark J. Perez Rowan University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Date:   Wednesday, November 1st Time:   11:00 AM Room:  Chemistry C121 ABSTRACT Bacterial and mammalian cells carefully regulate cellular processes using chemical signaling. In mammalian cells, one example of chemical signaling regulation is in the resolution of inflammation triggered by the… Continue Reading

TCNJ Chemistry Students Attend GSE National Chemistry Honor Society Convention

Two TCNJ senior chemistry students recently attended the Gamma Sigma Epsilon National Chemistry Honor Society 47th Biennial Convention hosted by Niagara University in Niagara Falls, NY. Rebecca Goncalves (Treasurer) and Justin Steets (President) are both serving members of TCNJ’s Sigma Beta Chapter of Gamma Sigma Epsilon. At the Convention, they had the opportunity to present… Continue Reading

OCT 4: Michael V. LeVine – Chemistry Lecture Series

“Thermodynamic Coupling in Neurotransmitter Reuptake“ Dr. Michael V. LeVine Weill Cornell Medical School Department of Physiology and Biophysics Date:   Wednesday, October 4th Time:   11:00 AM Room:  Chemistry C121 ABSTRACT The controlled reuptake of chemical neurotransmitters by transporter proteins known as neurotransmitter:sodium symporters (NSSs) is essential for normal physiological neurotransmission and is also the target of… Continue Reading

SEP 20: Dr. Kaitlin Papson – Chemistry Lecture Series

  “Chemistry of Food” Dr. Kaitlin Papson Ingredion Corporation Date:   Wednesday, September 20th Time:   11:00 AM Room:  Chemistry C121 ABSTRACT Science is a part of every bite you take – from how manufacturers produce raw materials, how ingredients are formulated into packaged food products, and how molecules interact with taste buds.  I will discuss what… Continue Reading

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