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Chemistry and Biochemistry

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CUNY Highlighs Prof. Jang's Research.

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Hightlight of Recent Publications

Jang group"​Robust and Fragile Quantum Effects in the Transfer Kinetics of Delocalized Excitons between B850 Units of LH2 Complexes" (2018J. Phys. Chem. Lett.,9 (22), pp 6576–83
"Delocalized excitons in natural light-harvesting complexes(2018Rev. Mod. Phys. 90, 035003
"Implications for human odor sensing revealed from the statistics of odorant-receptor interactions
" (2018) ​PLOS Computational Biology 14(5): e1006175 (2018)
Chen group: "Efficient Synthesis of Malonate Functionalized Chiral Phosphapalladacycles and their Catalytic Evaluation in Asymmetric Hydrophosphination of Chalcone"(2018) Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 4385–90
"Complementary regioselective synthesis of 3,5-disubstituted isoxazoles from ynones
(2018) ​Tetrahedron ​6593-6606

Rotenberg group: "Phosphorylation state of Ser165 in alpha-tubulin is a toggle switch that controls proliferating breast tumors" (2018


Mirkin Group: "Electrochemistry at a single nano particle ..."(2018) Faraday discussions, in press
"Tunneling Mode of SECM: Probing Electrochemical Processes at Single Nanoparticles" (2018Angwandte Chemie (Int. Ed.)
"Electrochemical Evaluation of the Number of Au Atoms ..." (2018) Anal Chem., 90: 8285-9.

Pathak group: "Highly Efficient Cell‐Penetrating Probes of Protein Arginine Deiminases for Functional Proteomics​" (2018) ​ 

Liu group: "pH-Dependent Singlet O2 Oxidation Kinetics of Guanine and 9-Methylguanine: An Online Mass Spectrometry and Spectroscopy Study Combined with Theoretical Exploration" (2018) J. Phys. Chem. B 122: 40-53​


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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.

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Chair: Dr. Seogjoo J. Jang

Deputy Chair: Dr. Wilma Saffran

Associate Chair: Dr. Jianbo Liu

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