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Spotlight on Brooklyn Chemistry

Associate Professor Contel publishes "Design, synthesis and characterisation of new chimeric ruthenium(II)–gold(I) complexes as improved cytotoxic agents" in Dalton Transactions.

Associate Professor Contel publishes "Heterometallic titanium-gold complexes inhibit renal cancer cells in vitro and in vivo" in Chemical Science.

Graduate student Danielle Hirsch is selected as a recipient of the WCC/Eli Lilly Travel Award to present her research at the Fall 2015 American Chemical Society National Meeting in Boston. Congratulations!

Congratulations also to undergraduate student Sarah Avidan, recipient of the William H. Nichols Fellowship Award from the New York Local Section of the American chemical society. 

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A degree in chemistry can open doors to career paths in law, medicine and management as well as traditional careers in chemistry.

Are you thinking about a career in medicine or law? You might want to consider a bachelor of science degree in chemistry. A B.S. in chemistry can take you far beyond the test tubes and beakers of traditional labs (although our programs will make you highly qualified in that setting, too). A chemistry degree is vital for anyone who wants to practice patent law, for instance, or conduct research in state-of-the-art medical labs. You will train to work at the forefront of scientific and medical research in industry, government and academia. You will join our alumni who are employed as chemists across a range of fields — from government labs testing food, air and water quality to private industries seeking new sources of energy. Your degree can also lead to positions in areas such as environmental law or managerial positions in fields relying on science and technology. Visit the advisement section and the American Chemical Society College-to-Career site to discover the range of opportunities.

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Department Chairperson: Malgorzata Ciszkowska

Location: 359 Ingersoll Hall Extension
Phone: 718.951.5458
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