The College of Arts & Sciences

Chemistry Ph.D. Student and Army Reservist Finds His Way at UNCG

Garett Barto holds his Army uniform

Garett Barto is not your traditional college student. On top of managing the demanding schedule of a PhD student in UNCG’s Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, he also currently serves as a captain in the U.S. Army Reserves.  So when he’s not in the lab researching the deadly bacteria Bacillus anthracis … Continued


RISE Network’s 2023 Steven Nils Ulosevich Speaker – Esther Ngumbi, Ph.D.

Esther Ngumbi headshot

  The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry & The RISE Network are thrilled to present Dr. Esther Ngumbi, the RISE Network’s 2023 Steven Nils Ulosevich Speaker. Please note that Dr. Ngumbi will be giving a talk titled “Towards the Understanding of Microbe Conferred and Chemical-Mediated Plant-Insect Interaction” at a special … Continued


Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Fall 2023 Seminar series

Picture of faculty presenting the topics for the seminar in order from upper left to right: Ana Bahamonde, Leah Dodson, David Asai, Tianning Diao, and Aaron Smith.

We hope you are as excited about the Fall 2023 Seminar Series produced by the Chemistry and Biochemistry department as we are! This September we invite you to swing by and learn about a myriad of topics ranging from advancing research through the use of data science & organic techniques … Continued


Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Fall 2023 Seminar series

Picture of faculty presenting the topics for the seminar in order from upper left to right: Ana Bahamonde, Leah Dodson, David Asai, Tianning Diao, and Aaron Smith.

We hope you are as excited about the Fall 2023 Seminar Series produced by the Chemistry and Biochemistry department as we are! This September we invite you to swing by and learn about a myriad of topics ranging from advancing research through the use of data science & organic techniques … Continued


Explore career opportunities in the College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) is the largest and most diverse academic unit at UNC Greensboro, encompassing the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. Explore a range of opportunities to join this hub of intellectual activity and collaboration: Program Associate – African American & African Diaspora … Continued


UNCG chemist receives competitive NSF LEAPS grant

Dr. Shabnam Hematian wears labcoat and holds chemistry instruments

  Dr. Shabnam Hematian’s new NSF grant will catalyze both science and student research opportunities. Solar panels on a roof. Mitochondria in a cell. A pregnant mom’s connection to her growing baby. All around us – in our car batteries and inside our bodies – energy is transferred through chemical … Continued


Dr. Mitch Croatt appointed Marie Foscue Rourk Professor

Male professor in front of chalkboard

UNC Greensboro Provost Debbie Storrs and Dean John Z. Kiss (College of Arts & Sciences) have announced that Dr. Mitchell Croatt will be appointed the Marie Foscue Rourk Professor of Chemistry beginning January 1. In making the announcement, they noted that Croatt is an exceptional scholar and researcher, teacher, and … Continued


UNCG’s NEW BUILDING EXPANDS BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY TEACHING SPACE

Student works in chemistry lab

Classes are well underway in UNC Greensboro’s new facility, The Nursing and Instructional Building, also known as “the NIB.” As its name suggests, the building enhances and consolidates UNCG’s School of Nursing under one roof. Yet more than benefiting nursing, the NIB also serves as a hub of science and … Continued


Chemist searches fungi for anticancer drug leads

Image of Dr. Oberlies and student in leaves

Dr. Nicholas Oberlies describes himself as “pretty passionate” about fungi. That may be an understatement. “I could geek out about fungi for hours,” said the UNC Greensboro professor of chemistry and biochemistry. “You could argue that half of us wouldn’t be alive today if it weren’t for fungi.” Fungal cultures … Continued