Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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    Have you ever wondered why a student is studying biology or mathematics? Curious about what type of research is happening here? Or have you ever thought about what career options there are for someone who has a degree from the College of Sciences? Those questions and more are answered as you get to know some of our best and brightest.

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    Dr. Tony Alamo was recently named the College of Science Alumnus of the Year. He is an internal medicine doctor with a local practice and currently serves as chair of the Nevada Gaming Commission. Learn more about how he ended up at UNLV, was inspired to follow his two passions, and advice he has for students.

  • Distinguished Chemistry Professor Passes Away

    UNLV and the College of Sciences are saddened to announce the passing of Distinguished Chemistry Professor Dennis Lindle, who passed away on Saturday, Oct. 5, in Berkeley, Calif.

  • Better Chemotherapy Treatments

    Chemistry professors' research aims to improve drugs that are effective at treating cancer but leave patients dealing with terrible side effects.

  • Battling Bacteria

    Chemistry professor developing treatment to help the good bacteria battle the bad bacteria in your stomach.


Welcome to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry! The science of chemistry deals with the composition, analysis, structure, and properties of matter and the various transformations matter may undergo. The department’s curriculum meets the needs of students intending to enter the workforce or pursue advanced training in the sciences, medicine, and other professional and technical fields.

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