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Chemistry Excursion to MilliporeSigma in Sheboygan, WI

On December 17th, a group of graduate students was invited to MilliporeSigma in Sheboygan Wisconsin. We had a great time and were able to see how chemicals are made safely on a large scale. We toured the production building directed… Read More

Commencement Fall 2019

Our department continued to graduate a record number of graduate students this year. Eight students received their PhD degree and were hooded during the commencement ceremony that took place in the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena on December 15th. From left to… Read More

Emily Lahmayer joins Chemistry

We are happy to announce that Emily Lahmayer has accepted the Undergraduate Coordinator position in Chemistry.  Emily was graduated from UWM in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Global Studies and was fortunate to study abroad in Japan twice in… Read More

Commencement Spring 2019

We had a great turnout from our Department for the Spring commencement 2019. Seven students received their PhD degree and were hooded during the commencement ceremony that took place in the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena on May 19th. From left to… Read More

Daniel Knutson and Nicolas Zahn receive pretigous UWM fellowships

Daniel Knutsen was awarded one of the UWM R1 Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship (R1DDF) awards. Daniel is part of the research group of Prof. Cook and his research interest includes the design and synthesis of novel deuterated GABA(A)R-α6 subtype selective ligands… Read More

NeuroCycle Therapeutics to Research Next-Generation Treatment of Dravet Syndrome at UWM

This month research scientists from NeuroCycle Therapeutics, Inc. (NCT) will begin research on a potential next generation treatment of Dravet Syndrome in labs located within the Milwaukee Institute for Drug Discovery, which is directed by Dr. Stafford. Dravet Syndrome (DS)… Read More

Nemanja Vuksanovic receives one of the 2019-20 UWM Graduate Student Excellence Fellowship (GSEF) award

Nemanja Vuksanovic, a graduate student of Prof. Silvaggi receives this prestigious fellowship awarded by the UWM Graduate School. The award provides advanced degree students the support they need to pursue their research endeavors, complete their studies and share discoveries with… Read More

The glassblowing work of Neal Korfhage was highlighted in Science Advocates

Neal Korfhage, head of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Glass Shop at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is a part of a niche industry which tailors to a customer’s unique requirements. He has assisted many research groups at UWM, particularly… Read More

Ray Cross visited the Department to talk about the need of new Chemistry Building

Chemistry education today involves a high level of collaboration among undergraduates, graduate students and faculty members and research that uses sophisticated equipment to take precise measurements. The UWM Chemistry building’s separation of classrooms from labs makes it difficult for students… Read More

An Accidental Drug Discovery: UWM Researchers find Promising Cancer-Fighting Compound

Chemist Shama Mirza and her team only meant to research methods to determine which patients with a certain type of cancer called glioblastoma might respond well to chemotherapy treatment. Instead, they found a compound that could unlock new avenues of treatment for glioblastoma – the same type of cancer that took the life of U.S. Senator John McCain.