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The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at UCSC is an inclusive, supportive, and innovative community whose common goal is to create new chemical knowledge and to mentor the best and brightest students who will define the next frontiers of chemical science. As chemistry is central to modern science and is crucial to creating new knowledge and improving human experiences, we are committed to delivering quality education in our undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and to groundbreaking research in biomedical and materials science.

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Physical Sciences Building, Rm 230

Phone: (831) 459-4002
Fax: (831) 459-2935

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Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

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UC Chemistry Conference on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Biochemist Laura Sanchez receives Allen Distinguished Investigator award

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