Chemistry Training Track
UT Southwestern Excellence in Chemistry Symposium
The UT Southwestern Excellence in Chemistry Symposium is a one-day event during the Spring Semester. We invite two world-renowned chemists to our campus to give lectures on their most recent scientific discoveries. We also select one of our senior graduate students to present their research accomplishments.
The Chemistry Training Track within the Biological Chemistry Graduate Program is designed to prepare students to address emerging research opportunities at the crossroads of modern chemistry and discovery biology. Students participate in dynamic research and experience the satisfaction of making original contributions to the advancement of chemistry and related disciplines. A hallmark of a UT Southwestern Medical Center education, students in the program benefit from working collaboratively across disciplines to solve complex health challenges.
Research projects focus on topics at the forefronts of synthetic and mechanistic chemistry, chemical biology, and discovery biology. Areas of research include:
- Asymmetric catalysis
- Isolation of natural products
- Medicinal chemistry
- Synthesis of natural products
- Synthetic methodology
Attention Undergraduate Chemistry Majors
Undergraduates are encouraged to apply for the Frank and Sara McKnight Prize in Undergraduate Chemistry. Cash prizes are awarded to senior undergraduate students for outstanding research in chemistry.