Chemistry & Biochemistry

Fresno State chemistry and biochemistry professor Dr. Kalyani Maitra, is conducting research on algae.

Dr. Kalyani Maitra’s USDA Fellowship Enriches Student Opportunities

Chemistry and biochemistry associate professor Dr. Kalyani Maitra, who recently participated in USDA’s E. Kika De La Garza (EKDLG) Science Fellowship, says the experience transformed how she supports and advises her students.  “The fellowship opened my eyes to the varied roles within the USDA,” Maitra, an E. Kika De La Garza (EKDLG), said. “I now […]

Dr. Masaki Uchida lead a study that helps students understand Spin-State in inorganic chemistry.

Inorganic Chem Study Published In Prestigious Journal

An inorganic chemistry study under chemistry professor Dr. Masaki Uchida, 4 student, and 3 faculty co-authors was published in the Journal of Chemistry Education. The publication comes three years after the research started and all student co-authors graduated. “This project initially started before covid in the spring of 2020 with four undergraduate students,” Uchida said.  […]

Marvin Cornejo is on path to becoming a doctor

From El Salvador to Fresno State: Chem Major’s Inspiring Story Featured in Fresno State Magazine

A serotonin molecule structure tattoo on his right wrist summarizes Marvin Cornejo’s attitude toward life — optimism and resilience. Serotonin is a brain chemical that regulates mood, sleep and various functions in the human body, contributing to feelings of happiness and well-being. “I got [the tattoo] as a reminder of my love for chemistry and […]

Benjamin Awad and Keyara Piri display their presentation award certificates won and the SACNAS Conference.

CSM Students Awarded At SACNAS National Conference

Physics major Benjamin Awad and Keyara Piri, a biology major, won top awards for their presentations at the just-concluded 2023 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference held in Portland, Oregon. SACNAS, the Society for Advancement of Chicanos / Hispanic and Native Americans in Science, is a non-profit organization founded in 1973 to reverse the underrepresentation of Chicano […]

Weekly Chemistry Seminar Series Presentations Stimulates Audience Minds

It was an Aaron and Aaron presentation.  Aaron Asparin and Aaron Chhun, senior biochemistry majors and Smittcamp Family Honors College students, took the front of the class at Ag Mechanics room 102 to present their research at the weekly Chemistry Seminar Series in front of their peers and professors. Aaron Asparin An Investigation of Effective […]

John Gutierrez discusses Magnifying the truth

Biochemistry Major Talks Magnifying the Truth in Forensic Science

John Gutierrez, a senior biochemistry major at Fresno State, delivered a captivating presentation on Oct. 6 entitled “Magnifying the Truth: A Look Into TEM and SEM in Forensic Science.” Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM) and Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM) are advanced imaging tools used in scientific research, including materials science and biology. Gutierrez said every detail […]

Fresno State CSM Takes a Field Trip to Nutrilite Plant

Students and Alums from Fresno State and USC participated on a field trip at the nutrition supplement giant, Nutrilite plant in Buena Park, Ca. Upon arrival, visitors to Nutrilite are greeted with friendly front desk employees who welcome them to an exceptionally clean work decorated with pictures and meticulous text branding against an uncluttered white […]