Professor David Eisenberg has been awarded the first Switzer Prize for Biomedical Discovery.
The Organization for Cultural Diversity in Science (OCDS) recently debuted its first college community demo training program at UCLA.
Professor Paul Weiss and James Hohman have devised a facile route to synthesize designer gallium-based alloy microscale and nanoscale materials with precise elemental ratios and excellent uniformity.
UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry alumnus, Professor Curt Breneman (B.S. 1980), was recently named as the Dean of the School of Science at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Professor Thomas Mason's LithoPartical Dispersions: Colloidal Alphabet Soup is currently being featured at the Boston Society of Architects' StereoType art exhibition.
Professor Rachelle Crosbie-Watson (Ph.D. 1994, Reisler Group) received the 2014 Lotus Award from Coalition Duchenne for her outstanding contributions to Duchenne muscular dystrophy education, research, and awareness.
Professor Sri Kosuri's work with alternative rock band OK Go to help release their newest album, encoded into DNA, has been highlighted by the New Yorker and Popular Science.
Megan Cory, an undergraduate student in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry was featured by KPCC in a radio clip discussing her campaign to fight diabetes.
Professors Ken Houk, Yi Tang, and colleagues have won HPCwire's 2014 Reader's Choice Award for the "Best Use of HPC (High-performance computing) Application in Life Sciences".
New nanoscale protein container developed by Professor Todd Yeates and colleagues could lead to synthetic vaccines and offer a way to deliver medicine inside of human cells.
The new process developed by Professor James Liao and colleagues could reduce carbon dioxide emissions and lower production costs.
On November 7, 2014, the Graduate Student Affairs Office held its first annual Outreach and Diversity Day, co-sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS).
Professor Todd Yeates and colleagues have designed a hollow cube out of naturally occurring proteins, something that was previously only possible with DNA. The custom-built protein structures might be used for drug delivery, or as reaction or crystallisation vessels.
Professor Paul Weiss was featured on the cover story of Japan's Advanced Institute for Materials Research Magazine and discussed the potential in fusing mathematics and materials science.
UCLA is the number 5 university in the subject of chemistry and number 8 overall in the inaugural U.S. News and World Report Rankings - Best Global Universities.
Chemistry & Biochemistry graduate students represented UCLA at STEAM Nation 2014, one of the largest events in LA County celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math education (STEAM).
Research by Professor Xiangfeng Duan and colleagues have led to the fabrication of field effect transistors made from molybdenum sulfide, which could lead to more powerful wearable electronics and other devices in the near future.
Professor John D. Simon, a former postdoctoral scholar in Professor Mostafa El-Sayed's Group (1983-1985) has been named as the 14th president of Lehigh University.
The Graduate Division and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry recently hosted a UCLA Field Trip for undergraduate students attending the 2014 Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Conference.
Susan Baumgarten (BS' 73, MS' 76, MBA '79) was recently appointed to the board of directors for the UCLA Foundation.
Professor Sriram Kosuri has received the prestigious National Institute of Health (NIH) Director's New Innovator Award. He was one of only 50 scientists nationwide selected and was awarded $2.3 million for his project.
Professor Paul Weiss and colleagues have developed a new self-assembly method for fabricating graphene nanoribbons, bringing scientists a step closer to revolutionizing electronics.
UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry graduate student Jeffrey Vinokur (Bowie Lab) appeared on The Rachael Ray Show and NBC's Today Show with his performance as the "Dancing Scientist."