Goodpaster Hall 210
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Small classes, extensive one-on-one interactions and great undergraduate research opportunities allow the St. Mary’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry to offer an outstanding education to students.

July 4, 2022
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Shanen M. Sherrer participated in the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) Summer Institute June 9-11, 2022 at the University of North Carolina Asheville. This year’s summer institute focused on women faculty in STEM and Sherrer made notable… Find Out More
April 13, 2022
Nine St. Mary’s College of Maryland chemistry and biochemistry students presented their original research at two national conferences this spring: the National American Chemistry Society (ACS) conference in San Diego, Calif., and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)… Find Out More
March 23, 2022
Professor of Biochemistry Pamela Mertz published an article in the March issue of ASBMB Today, “Lonely Science,” with co-authors Swati Agrawal and Marilee Benson, which highlights the impact of the pandemic on the careers of women scientists. Work and work-life boundaries were disrupted for many… Find Out More
December 9, 2021
Professor of Biochemistry Pamela Mertz was recently appointed to the steering committee for BioMolViz, an NSF-funded project (RCN-UBE #1920270) that has been developing resources to improve the pedagogy of biomolecular visualization.  Goals of the project include promoting awareness about… Find Out More
August 26, 2021
An article authored by Associate Professor and Chair Kelly Y. Neiles (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Professor Katy Arnett (Department of Educational Studies) has been published in the Journal of Chemical Education and selected to be part of the American Chemistry Society’s Editor’s… Find Out More
August 5, 2021
Professor of Biochemistry Pamela Mertz and Associate Professor Craig Streu of Albion College published an article in the August edition of ASBMB Today, “Back to Class: College Faculty Prepare for a Return to In-Person Teaching.”  The article provides results from a national survey of biochemistry… Find Out More
July 12, 2021
On July 2, St. Mary’s College of Maryland held its annual St. Mary’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, which provides students opportunities to engage deeply in independent research, laboratory, and creative work across disciplines, under the guidance and with the expertise of… Find Out More
February 19, 2021
Assistant Professor Geoffrey Bowers, Professor Randolph Larsen, and Associate Professor Kelly Neiles recently published a new scholarly laboratory model for upper level chemistry courses in the Journal of Chemical Education.  The model teaches students about the fundamental skills of a particular… Find Out More
February 7, 2021
Pamela Mertz, professor of biochemistry, was one of the organizers and moderators for a conference hosted by ASBMB Student Chapters, “Constructing Narratives for Teaching Science,” held virtually on February 6.   This conference featured a keynote speaker, Jay Hosler, a cartoonist and biologist at… Find Out More
December 15, 2020
To address the national need of professional skills training for chemists and biochemists, seven faculty members of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry authored seven chapters for a recently released American Chemical Society (ACS) Symposium Series book, “Integrating Professional Skills… Find Out More