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Latest News

Professor Steven Clarke
Aug 16, 2017
Professor Steve Clarke has been awarded the 2018 William C Rose Award by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).
Dr. Michael Teitell
Aug 16, 2017
Professor Michael Teitell (BS biochemistry ’85) has been named director of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.
 
Students and staff at reception
Aug 10, 2017
On August 3, 2017, the department hosted a reception for all undergraduate and high school students who conduct research in faculty labs. 
Professor Paula Diaconescu
Aug 10, 2017
Professor Paula Diaconescu is playing a leading role in a new UCLA NSF-funded program to train graduate students on issues of sustainable food, energy and water
Dr. Eric Scerri
Aug 9, 2017
UCLA chemistry lecturer and author Eric Scerri’s public lecture at the Royal Institution of Great Britain is featured in the British newspaper The Wharf
Prof. Alexander Spokoyny
Aug 3, 2017
Professor Alexander Spokoyny has received a highly prestigious Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA or R35) award from the NIH/NIGMS.
Prof. James Bowie
Aug 3, 2017
Professor and Vice Chair James Bowie has been selected as a 2018 Fellow by the Biophysical Society.
 
Carol West
Aug 1, 2017
We are sad to report that Carol West, wife of UCLA biochemistry professor emeritus Charles West, passed away on July 21, 2017.
 
Prof. Patrick Harran
Jul 31, 2017
Professor Patrick Harran discussed his research on the molecule DZ-2384 in a recent interview with science journalist Robyn Williams on the popular radio progra
Dr. Steven Jonas
Jul 27, 2017

UCLA researcher Steven J. Jonas M.D./Ph.D. (Paul Weiss group) was selected for a 2017 Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) Young Investigator Grant.

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Research Scientist, Discovery Chemistry Crop Protection
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University of Michigan
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Yale University
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California NanoSystems Institute Auditorium
UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
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Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
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