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Chemistry and Biochemistry

We welcome our new faculty member Dr. Junyong Choi
His research focuses on Computer-Aided Drug Design

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About Us

The Queens College Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers American Chemical Society-certified courses in Chemistry and Biochemistry.  Our undergraduate and graduate programs include existing BA, BA/MA and MA degrees in Chemistry with specializations in Chemistry and in Biochemistry, and pending thesis-based M.S. degrees in these disciplines.  We strive to offer an integrated, broad-based, challenging educational experience to imbue students with the intellectual, experimental, and on-line interactive skills necessary to perform effectively in any field related to the chemical and biochemical sciences. The educational goals and pre-professional training of our programs are designed to deepen a student’s molecular perspective of the natural world with modern, quantitative and mechanism-based approaches, and to equip the student with the skills needed to thrive in the workplace.

Course Info and 4-year plan to graduate with a chem/biochem/chemEd BA


Hot Off the Press [Recent research publications from our faculty]

Jang group: "Kinetic model for the activation ..." (2017) J. Phys. Chem. B 121:1304-11
"Generalized quantum Fokker-Planck eqn..." (2016) J.Chem.Phys 144, 214102
"Can quantum transition ...." (2016) J. Chem. Phys. 144, 084110

Mirkin group: "Collission of Ir oxide nanoparticles ..." (2017) Anal. Chem. 89:2880-5​
"Imaging local electric field..." (2016) Anal. Chem. 88: 1547-52
"Scanning electrochemical mic..." (2016) Langmuir 32: 2500-8

Liu group
: "​Exploration of the singlet O2 oxidation ..." (2017) J.Phys.Chem. B 121:956-66
"How protonation and deproto ..." (2016Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys 18, 15223-34
"Capturing transient endoperoxide..." (2016Chem. Eur. J. 22: 3127-38 

Subramaniam group: "Substituted pyrrole synthesis ..." (2017Tet. Lett. 
"The interplay of Nitrogen atom..." (2016) J. Org. Chem 81, 3313-20​​
Kumar group: "Identification of a small molecule..." (2016Sci. Signal. 9, 430, ra55 
"HLA-DR peptide occupancy can be regulated ..." (2016Human Vaccin Immunother 12, 593-8

Samuni group: "Nitroxide radicals ..." (2016) Biochim Biophys Acta 1860, 1409-16
"Synthesis, characterization ..." Biorg. Med. Chem.Lett. 26, 3567-71

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Recent Awards:

Congratulations to Prof. Eric Block, 2016 recipient of ACS's Guenther Award in the Chemistry of Natural Products. Dr. Block, a Queens native and QC alumni is currently a distinguished professor at SUNY Albany.

Thomas Sangiorgi recognized as Dailynews' Hometown Hero in Education on Sep. 17, 2014

$2M grant from Senator Avella to renovate science lab

QC Students Win Gold Medals at the 2015 LI-ACS challenge

NSF Career Grants to Dr. Jianbo Liu and Dr. Seogjoo Jang



Queens College CUNY is a EO/AA employer ​


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Chair: Prof. Wilma Saffran
Dept. Office: Remsen 206
Phone: 718-997-4100, 4482 or 4191

General inquiries:
Ms. Linda Didomenick

PhD program in chemistry:
​Undergraduate Program Advisors:
Profs. Sheila Sanders, Wilma Saffran, Gopal Subramaniam
Masters Program Advisors:
Profs. Wilma Saffran & Uri Samuni
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