University of Minnesota Duluth
University of Minnesota Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Department Head

Dr. Elizabeth Minor
Office: 246A Chem, 211 RLB
Phone: 218-726-8056, 218-726-7097

Assistant Head

Dr. Steve Berry
Office: 152C SSB
Phone: 218-726-7087

Executive Secretary

Ms. Dawna Carlberg
Office: 246 Chem
Phone: 218-726-7979

Welcome to the Department of
Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Department offers Baccalaureate degrees in both Chemistry and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to undergraduate students. At the graduate level, the Department offers Master's (MS) degrees in Chemistry. Upon graduation, our students are equipped with the knowledge, expertise and personal skills to make a significant and positive impact in the field and benefit their communities at the state, regional, and national levels.

The department is also committed to promoting the professional development of its faculty through active research, scholarship, networking opportunities, and mentoring. The expertise of our faculty spans a wide range of disciplines such as analytical, environmental, inorganic and organic chemistry, physical chemistry, biophysics, biochemistry, geochemistry and other specialties of study.



News and Events

Special Recognition

Mariah Scharf was named NCAA II National Player of the Week! See the full story at

Our very own Mariah Scharf was recognized as one of five Bulldog athletes receiving All-NSIC First Team Honors. See full story at


Carl Anderson won the Hiram E. Essex award for excellence in organismal and physiological sciences by the Minnesota Academy of Sciences at the 2015 Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposia. Carl is currently a UMD senior majoring in Biochemistry and is an undergraduate student researcher in the laboratory of Grant Anderson, Associate Professor and Department Head in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Congratulations Carl!!


2015 Transitions Newsletter


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