About Chemistry

Department of Chemistry, Xavier University of Louisiana

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Welcome to the Chemistry Department Webpage!  We hope that you will find us to be an interesting and dynamic department.  We are one of the largest departments at Xavier with seven different types of major programs including Chemistry, Chemistry ACS (with American Chemical Society Certification), Biochemistry, Chemistry Premed, Chemistry Prepharmacy, Dual Degree Chemical Engineering (3+2), and Chemical Education.  Many of our students earn money by conducting research with our faculty in projects funded by research grants.  In addition, we have an award winning Chemistry Club that participates in community and departmental service activities, seminars, and chemistry magic shows.  We pride ourselves on our quality of instruction, faculty, undergraduate research, instrumentation, and the accomplishments of our students.  If you are interested in a career in chemistry, drug design, cancer research, environmental chemistry, medicine, alternate energy sources, education, pharmacy, nanotechnology, engineering, or many other exciting occupations, consider majoring in chemistry at Xavier.  Feel free to contact the Chemistry Department Head for more information.

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Alumni Allstar

MaCalus V. Hogan

MaCalus V. Hogan, MD is a former MARC program scholar, and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and minor in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2002.  In 2006,  he received his M.D. from Howard University College of Medicine.  While at Howard he was active in both basic science and clinical research serving as both a NIH-NIAID and Matory-Kiernan Surgical Research Fellow, and completing both infectious disease and orthopaedic surgery related projects.  He went on to be named a Pfizer Minority Medical Student Research Scholar.  Dr. Hogan went on to complete his orthopaedic surgery residency training at The University of Virginia, where he was selected to serve as a NIH Academic Orthopaedic Training Program Musculoskeletal Tissue Repair and Regeneration Research Fellow.  He was awarded the Orthopaedic Research Education Foundation (OREF) Resident Clinician Scientist Training Grant for his work on tendon regeneration utilizing adipose-derived stem cells, bioresorbable polymers, and growth factors.  He and his research team were recently named New Investigator Award Finalist by the Orthopaedic Research Society, and their work highlight in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS Now journal.  He is currently completing a foot and ankle fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery and New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical College.  Following his fellowship Dr. Hogan will join the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as an Assistant Professor and Clinician Scientist appointment.


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