Department Seminars

Department Seminars

Invited speakers are widely recognized experts in their respective fields whose research programs have broad appeal to scientists working within and across chemical and biological subdisciplines, as well as and including dissertation, second year and special seminars.

Fall 2014 Student Seminars

Department Seminars at a glance ...

Department Research

Benjamin Research

Our Departmental intellectual strengths include very collegial and high quality faculty, vibrant research on the forefront of science, expanding research facilities, and the integration of both graduate and undergraduate education into our research endeavors.


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Support Chemistry

Your private gift can have a big impact

Because of the decline in support from state and federal sources, now more than ever we rely on the generosity of informed benefactors to support the research and teaching missions of the chemistry and biochemistry department. Your gift can make an enormous difference to the education and research careers of our students and faculty. It can help support fellowships for graduate student research and for undergraduate independent research in our labs, help support the seminar series in which internationally-renowned scientists are invited to share their work, and help create Endowed Chairs for Distinguished Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty.

How Can You Help?

You can make a gift directly to Chemistry and Biochemistry, using the UCSC secure on-line giving form at the link below. This form allows you to choose the program you wish to support: choose "Chemistry & Biochemistry" from the menu, or chose "Other" and type Chemistry & Biochemistry.

If you would like more information or to discuss ways to maximize your support, please call the Departmental Chair, Ilan Benjamin, at (831) 459-3152 or email: