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Areas of Specialization

Our faculty conducts research at the instersection of chemistry and biology.  In our research programs we have identified three specific and quite nontraditional focus and development areas;  1) Biosensors and Diagnostics - Separations Theory and Practice, 2)    Biomolecular Structure and Interactions - Function, Mechanisms, Design and Recognition, 3)  New Therapeutic Agents and Approaches - Drug Design, Discovery and Development. 

The focus in these areas gives us a strong base for interactions and collaboration both within the Chemistry Department and with faculty in other departments. This broad multidisciplinary focus has also placed the Department at the center of many current funding initiatives and our external grant support has continued to increase  The interdisciplinary emphasis has clearly been of significant benefit to the rapid development and growing national and international reputations of our programs.