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At the College of Natural Sciences, discovery begins here. Research by our faculty pushes the boundaries of our knowledge – and improves lives. Students, from first-year undergraduates to doctoral candidates, are essential collaborators throughout the process at Colorado State. We know that great research comes from great people and great connections.

RESEARCH NEWS

Chemists design new molecule, with oxygen as the star of the show

From drug discovery to materials engineering, the new oxonium could open up a whole new chapter in chemistry by design.

Jean Chung receives NSF CAREER award to study proteins on cell membranes

The award will support Chung’s investigation of molecular interactions on the surfaces of cells, where many critical life processes take place.

Water in, clean energy and water out: DOE funds renewable hydrogen fuel research

Using sunlight to split water, or H2O, into hydrogen and oxygen represents what Justin Sambur, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University, calls “a holy grail in energy science.”

Why do salamanders have junk DNA? CSU’s Rachel Mueller wants to know

Rachel Mueller, a professor in the Department of Biology at CSU, studies salamanders and their cellular makeup. She’s found an interesting quirk in these species’ evolutionary histories – they’re full of “junk” DNA. 

The College of Natural Sciences pays differential tuition for all graduate students on a research assistantship (GTA), teaching assistantship (GTA), or other assistantship (GSA).

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