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Students filling test tubes
The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the Keck Foundation to increase enrollment and retention from first-generation and underrepresented students.
ABRCMS 2021. November 10-13, 2021. Virtual
CNSM students win six awards at 2021 ABRCMS – a research conference designed for underrepresented minority students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
pipetting a liquid in a container
Dr. Katarzyna Slowinska, a chemistry and biochemistry professor, has partnered with Japanese cosmetic company Shiseido to further her research on the properties and behavior of collagen and collagen-inspired materials.
Students working in chemistry lab
Dr. Derakhshan is among the principal investigators of the new LEAP program, funded by the NSF for $2.1M, aimed at training a new generation of highly skilled Hispanic scientists and engineers.
graduating students walking through confetti
The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department would like to digitally celebrate with our students, their family and friends, and our faculty and staff. Please enjoy a video compiled from faculty and graduating student submissions.
Earth Week Banner
As a member of the CSULB Sustainability Committee, Prof. Fangyuan Tian invites you to participate in this year's Earth Day virtual events & celebrations.
University 2020 awardees from the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
Prof. Vasanthy Narayanaswami has been named The Outstanding Professor at CSU Long Beach this year.
zeolite, a hybrid porous material used to filter methane from landfill gases
Dr. Fangyuan Tian is looking to nature in her research on new materials. One material could be used to create more safe and effective heart stents; another could filter greenhouse gases from landfills.
Chemistry and biochemistry students and faculty at CSUPERB 2020
Prof. Vas Narayanaswami rceived the very prestigious Faculty Research Award at the 2020 CSUPERB annual symposium, which was held Jan 16-18 in Santa Clara, CA. 
protein folding, Drs. Nakayama, Sorin, and Schwans
A collaborative effort within the Nakayama, Schwans, and Sorin Labs centered on better understanding cholinesterase biochemistry and biophysics.