California Pre-Doctoral Program at SF State{ Fellowships Office }

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SF State Pre-Doctoral Scholar


Nicole Chaffee, Chemistry graduate student

Image: Nicole Chaffee, SF STATE PRE-DOCTORAL Scholar

Nicole, a California native, is the first person in her family to attend college.  She attended the University of California, Davis where she obtained a bachelor’s of science degree in Biochemistry in 2010. Her master’s research in biochemistry at SF State focused on the isolation, purification and identification of chemotherapeutics derived from marine bacteria. 


Update: In 2012, Nicole began her doctoral studies at U.C. Davis in chemistry, with an emphasis on pharmacological compound identification and their applications. Congratulations Nicole!


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