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Seeking Chemical Education faculty

Seeking Chemical Education faculty
The Chemistry Department invites applications for an open-rank full-time tenure track position in Chemical Education beginning September 2015.

PSU Squared

PSU Squared
PSU Squared is a new portal that connects Chemistry students to degree pathways and career opportunities in the sciences.

Collaborative Life Sciences Building

Collaborative Life Sciences Building
The new Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB) is a next-generation health and science education and research facility that combines the resources and brainpower of three Oregon universities under one roof.
The Department of Chemistry at Portland State University maintains a teaching program of excellence at the undergraduate level and a graduate program emphasizing cutting-edge research.

Portland State University’s location in downtown Portland, the major urban center of Oregon, provides a dynamic and exciting environment in which to pursue science. The University’s Department of Chemistry boasts esteemed faculty who model innovative pedagogy in the University’s state-of-the-art teaching labs and classrooms and access to unparalleled research and support facilities

Research Highlights

Seminar series

Dirk Iwata-Reuyl

Professor Dirk Iwata-Reuyl and his collaborators were recently awarded a new 5-year grant from the NIH to expand their studies on RNA modification.


Oregon Health & Science University Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, Thomas S. Scanlan will present at the Department of Chemistry's weekly seminar this Friday, January 30 at 3:15 in room 107 of Science Building I, 1025 SW Mill Street. Seminars are free and open to the public. 

James Pankow

Professor James Pankow and his group published new results in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrating that tobacco companies use the same flavorings in their products as those found in kids candy, presumably as enticements for young people.

Rob Strongin


Rob Strongin was awarded NIH funding to develop methodology for detection and quantitation of whole blood glutathione. Read more about this research project. 


Departmental News

Carl Wamser 

We are pleased to announce the creation of the Carl Wamser Student Summer Research Scholarship, which will enable an undergraduate student to carry out a summer research project by providing a summer stipend. 

Steve Reeichow

We’re happy to announce that Dr. Steve Reichow joined the Department in Fall 2014 as a new tenure-track Assistant Professor. Dr. Reichow comes from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and will be initiating a research program on the structure of membrane protein complexes.

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