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SISH Awards Celebration


On May 3rd, faculty members, families, and friends of the school gathered to recognize students who were given scholarship awards in five different areas. Please join us in congratulating the awardees of the Zaida C. Morales-Martinez & Howard E. Moore Scholarship in Chemistry,the Leonard S. Keller Memorial Scholarship. To view album from the celebration please click on people>photo albums

Our own Sara Casado Zapico inteviewed on Telemundo


Dr. Casado Zapico, Member of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the International Forensic Research Institute was interviewed on Telemundo's morning show celebrating National DNA day. (Dia nacional del adn)

Haixiang Yu is Recognized by the Division of Student Affairs


Please join us in congratulating our graduate student, Haixiang Yu who just received the GRADUATE SCHOLAR AWARD presented by the FIU Division of Student Affairs. This award recognizes a graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership through academic achievement and/or academic research. Haixiang is a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Professor Yi Xiao.

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Professors Dares, Tse-Dinh and Underwood Named Top Scholars


Lets congratulate Christopher Dares, Yuk-Ching Tse Dinh and Sonia Underwood. All three have been nominated and selected as Top Scholars at Florida International University. This is a great honor for each individual and for the Department as a whole. Great Job!

University Graduate School Provost Awards


Among the recognized individuals are: Daniel Roncancio, Chemistry and Biochemistry For his paper titled “A label-free aptamer-fluorophore assembly for rapid and specific detection of cocaine in biofluids”, that was a published in the journal Analytical Chemistry. Professor Yi Xiao for her guidance and mentorship of graduate students within the department.

Apply now for the Professional Science Master's in Forensic Science


The application process for Fall 2018 is still open. Applications must be submitted by June 1st, 2018. Contact us at for more information.

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Lunch and Q&A's with International Expert on Skin, Aging & Mitochondria

05/29/2018 12:00 PM

Dr. Mark Birch-Machin from Newcastle University Institute of Cellular Medicine will host a lecture. His research group focuses on the response of human skin to ultraviolet radiation particularly within the context of skin aging and cancer, particularly involving the role of mitochondria.