Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Erica Schwalm

According to a 2013 report given by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2 million people are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year. Worse still, 23,000 of those 2 million people die as a direct result of their infections. “Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem, and people are not necessarily aware,” said Penn State […]

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Caleb Hill

Dr. Caleb Hill is advancing the way the world thinks about sustainable technology using an unexpected source—coal. After receiving his doctorate in physical chemistry from UA in 2014, Hill spent two years at the University of Texas at Austin as a postdoctoral researcher and then became an assistant professor of analytical chemistry at the University […]

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Grasping Antibiotic Resistance Goal of UA, Spring Hill College Project

  Dr. Jack Dunkle From the April 2018 Desktop News | A key to combating the rise of bacteria with resistance to antibiotics is grasping how bacteria ward off the drugs. With a new grant from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at The University of Alabama and Spring Hill College hope their study of a common […]

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