Goodpaster Hall 210
Organization Description

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.

October 5, 2020
Pamela Mertz, professor of biochemistry, was elected to a three-year term as chair of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Student Chapters Steering Committee; a subcommittee of the ASBMB Educational and Professional Development Committee.  ASBMB Student Chapters is a… Find Out More
July 1, 2020
Faculty from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Psychology presented their CUR Transformations Project work at the CUR Virtual Biennial Conference 2020, June 29-July 1.

Three faculty from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry presented at the conference. … Find Out More
June 29, 2020
In the recently published Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America peer-reviewed article, “In the Wake of COVID-19, Academia Needs New Solutions to Ensure Gender Equity,” Jessica L. Malisch, assistant professor of biology, and Shanen M. Sherrer,… Find Out More
April 22, 2020
Liza Gijanto, associate professor of anthropology, and Randy Larsen, professor of chemistry, were recently awarded an NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) grant focused on archaeological investigations of colonial Maryland. The $368,278 grant will fund a multi-year research program for… Find Out More
April 21, 2020
Pamela Mertz, professor of biochemistry, recently published an editorial in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education with multiple co-authors from other institutions entitled, “Moving biochemistry and molecular biology courses online in times of disruption: Recommended practices and resources… Find Out More
March 10, 2020
Congratulation to two students, Ivy Antunes ’20 and Nhu Chau ’20 (both biochemistry majors), who were recently accepted into the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Honor Society. ASBMB selects students who demonstrate exceptional achievement in academics, undergraduate… Find Out More
March 4, 2020
Three St. Mary’s College of Maryland faculty members were recently selected to participate in the U.S. Navy’s Summer Faculty Research Program at the nearby Naval Air Station Patuxent River (NAS Pax River). The awarded fellowships will fund Joshua M. Grossman, professor of physics and physics… Find Out More
October 21, 2019
In a special presentation on Friday, October 18, the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Board of Trustees recognized the following faculty promotions.


Promotion to Full Professor:


Betül Başaran (religious studies) joined the St. Mary’s College faculty in 2005. She is a scholar of the Ottoman… Find Out More
October 16, 2019
The Council on Undergraduate Research Transformations Project (CUR-TP) held its third yearly meeting, Oct. 4 - 6, at which meeting participants continued their work on integrating undergraduate research experiences throughout the curriculum. Attending the meeting on behalf of St. Mary’s College of… Find Out More
October 11, 2019
St. Mary’s College of Maryland was awarded its first National Science Foundation (NSF) Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) grant using lead investigator Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Shanen Sherrer’s expertise on circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy. Geoffrey M. Bowers, assistant… Find Out More