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Now Scientists Can Efficiently Screen Billions of Chemical Compounds to Find Effective New Drug Therapies

December 15, 2021

In a study in Nature, researchers led by USC Dornsife’s Vsevolod Katritch demonstrate a virtual method of sifting through “molecular puzzle pieces” to build compounds that match drug targets on proteins.

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New Research Partnership Yields PVC Recycling Solution and Wrigley Sustainability Prize Win for Chemistry Students

December 13, 2021

Nancy Bush and Caitlin Dinh have been researching a method for making PVC recyclable--and their efforts have been so successful that they won first place in this year's Wrigley Sustainability Prize, awarded by the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies.

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Chemist and Sustainable Energy Innovator Elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

December 7, 2021

Sri Narayan, professor of chemistry, is the third USC Dornsife faculty member to earn the prestigious honor.

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New Fellowship Provides Real World Pharmaceutical Experience and Helps Build a Diverse Science Workforce Pipeline

December 6, 2021

The USC-Gilead Sciences Ph.D. Fellowship to Enhance Diversity employs high-achieving, historically underrepresented, first-year students at a global biopharmaceutical company.

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A Renewed Collaboration Between USC and Agilent Promises New Scientific Advancements

November 5, 2021

The alliance between the university and the analytical laboratory instrument manufacturer, begun in 2018, builds on successes and expands to include new opportunities for scientific progress.

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A Quick Guide to Climate Change Jargon – What Experts Mean by Mitigation, Carbon Neutral and 6 Other Key Terms

October 26, 2021

The jargon used to describe climate change can feel overwhelming and confusing to someone who isn't a climate scientist. Here are some common terms translated to plain language.

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New Professor Rides Waves of Discovery to Decode Cellular Activity Underlying Diabetes

August 20, 2021

Novice surfer and director of a USC-based global collaboration to help cure diabetes joins the USC Dornsife faculty as Gabilan Assistant Professor of Chemistry. 

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A New Microscopy Facility at USC Opens a World of Possibilities for Scientists

August 11, 2021

Building on a long-time relationship, USC and biotechnology giant Amgen team up to establish a cryo-electron microscopy core facility at USC’s University Park campus.

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USC Sea Grant Program Helps L.A. Kids Become Young Scientists and Engineers

June 10, 2021

“Storytime with a Scientist” is just one of many university initiatives that teach local students about the wonders of the scientific world.

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Professor Ray Stevens Aims to Climb Mount Everest and Raise Awareness about Rare Diseases

April 9, 2021

The pioneering structural biologist embarks on a two-month trek as he fulfills a lifelong dream. His motivation to raise awareness for rare diseases complements Stevens’ scientific career focus on understanding and treating them.

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Chemistry Faculty Help Lead WiSE Movement for Gender Equity

March 31, 2021

For 20 years, WiSE has helped women find a place in science and engineering. Professors Hanna Reisler and Jessica Parr are two of its leaders. 



New Laboratory Space Promotes ‘Happy Collisions’ among Scientists

February 5, 2021 

Dedicated space for the CSI-Cancer initiative aims to get experts in physics, chemistry and biology to collaborate on cutting-edge science that benefits patients.

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USC Department of Chemistry Receives 2021 Beckman Scholars Program Award

January 26, 2021

USC is one of twelve U.S. universities to receive a 2021 Beckman Scholars Program award providing intensive research experiences to six scholars over three years under the mentorship of Department of Chemistry faculty.

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