541 Mark Jefferson Science Complex
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
Welcome to the EMU Chemistry Department. We like to think of ourselves as having all of the opportunities associated with a large department combined with the individual attention available in a small department.
We respect and welcome members of all racial, religious, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and all sexual orientations, gender identities, and intellectual and physical abilities. Our diverse, individual perspectives strengthen and enhance our intellectual community through scholarship, research, teaching, and mentorship.
It is our intention that students from all diverse backgrounds and perspectives be well served by the education we provide and that students’ learning needs be addressed both within and outside of the classroom.
The work of creating an equitable and diverse department is an on-going endeavor. Here, we mention two of our measures of diversity and will update this data over time.
As a department we are working to strengthen our recruiting and support services to help welcome students from all backgrounds to see themselves as chemists. One way we have worked toward this goal is by participating in an initiative to improve our introductory courses with a focus on the achievement of all students, including underserved populations. Here is more about this initiative.
News & Announcements
EMU Students Receive Prestigious NCHC Award
EMU Neuroscience Undergraduate Presidential Scholars, Ravel Ray and Hind Al Khashali, in Hedeel Evans’ research laboratory have been awarded the highly competitive and prestigious National Collegiate Honors Council’s (NCHC) 2023 Portz Interdisciplinary Fellowship ($5,000) for their NIH-supported collaborative research project entitled: Effects of Nicotine on the Levels of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) and Amyloid Beta (Aβ) in Cell Lines Used as Models for Alzheimer’s Disease and Lung Cancer. Read more. Posted 5/11/2023EMU Faculty Secure $850K in NSF and NIH Grants
Dr. Evans from the Chemistry department recently received a total amount of $445,500 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support her project entitled Probing the Role of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-Binding Protein 3 and Humanin in Regulating Hyaluronan Function. The research project centers on examining the overlapping interactions between molecular players, linked to both neurodegeneration and cancer and the resulting mechanistic interplay operative in regulating cell survival Read more. Posted 3/20/2023