Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


Our department provides students with a student-oriented curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking and applications to interdisciplinary problems. We know that knowledge and practical experience are essential to success in the sciences, and student research is an integral part our program. We also know that college is a formative experience for developing scientists, and the direct access to faculty expertise ensures that our students have extensive support during their time at Mercyhurst.  


News and Events:


Senior Seminars start this month. Between now and the end of the term, each graduating chemistry major will give a presentation to the faculty and students about their research in the department. (Senior Seminar Schedule)

Congratulations to Rebecca Wheeling for winning an ACS-SCI internship award! She will be working with Momentive, one of the leading designers of specialized materials.

Congratulations to Garret Verwer for landing a summer REU in the Bartlett lab at the University of Michigan!


Congratulations to Autumn Walter on being awarded a Faculty-Guided Student Research Grant! She will be working with Dr. Taylor and Dr. Jones (Physics Dept) on an interdisciplinary investigation of the mechanisms of radiotherapy resistance in breast cancer.


Congratulations to Megan Church on having her poster accepted to the Spring 2014 National ACS Conference! Megan’s research (with Dr. Danowitz) involves using artificial peptides to manipulate quorum sensing in bacteria.



Theatre: The Laramie Project

Dates: Apr 24 - Apr 27, 2014

Location: Taylor Little Theatre

MET HD Live: Così Fan Tutte

Dates: Apr 26

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

An Afternoon of Dance

Dates: Apr 27

Location: Ridge Library Great Room, North East

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