The Emory Department of Chemistry's innovative HHMI-supported curriculum initiative is an ambitious restructuring of the entire chemistry curriculum, made possible by the construction of new teaching spaces designed specifically for student-centered, active learning instruction. The curriculum provides a coherent framework for students to master basic science concepts while at the same time placing foundational concepts into the context of research that addresses the challenges facing our society. 

Photo: Engaged Learning Classroom in Atwood Hall

On Saturday, March 21st, 2015, Emory hosted The Outbreak Game as part of the Atlanta Science Festival. Developed by Out of Hand Theatre Company, this fast-paced scavenger hunt sent participants racing across Emory's campus to solve clues related to a mysterious mock outbreak. Chemistry students and faculty participated as consultants and as actors on the day of the game. Emory's Institute for Drug Development, founded by Emory chemistry professor Dennis Liotta and Emory's recent contributions to the care of Ebola patients featured in the game.

Our graduate student population includes approximately 120 students from across the US and eight foreign countries. Our program is large enough to exhibit research excellence in many areas of chemistry, while still intimate enough for most students and faculty to know each other. While we accept students into four divisions--organic, inorganic, biomolecular, and phsyical/theoretical chemistry--our groups are highly interdisciplinary and work across divisions. 

(Image: Dept. Chair David Lynn attends graduate student poster session)

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Anthony Prosser's research has been profiled by ScienceDaily: "New lead against HIV could finally hobble the virus's edge." Tony, a PhD Candidate in the Liotta Group, also received an AAAS poster prize in the "Medicine and Public Health Category" for a poster derived from this research.

Director of Undergraduate Studies Doug Mulford is featured in The Wall Street Journal discussing Emory's innovative new HHMI-funded chemistry curriculum. The Department of Chemistry is now accepting applications for multiple postdoctoral positions for our new HHMI Postdocs in research and curriculum development. View the job ad here.

Admitted graduate students must notify Emory of their descision by April 15th, 2015. Details.

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