Louis Bouchard is one of five young investigators to receive a 2012 Beckman Young Investigator Award. The award was presented to Louis during a ceremony at the Beckman headquarters in Irvine earlier this August.
Recently released 2012 Academic Rankings of World Universities by Shanghai Rating Consultancy puts UCLA overall at #12 and our department at #13. We moved two steps up from #15 in 2011, and we are #8 in the USA.
UCLA undergraduate students proudly hosted the 2012 UCLA InnoWorks Academy program from July 30 - Aug 3, 2012 in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
High resolution Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) shows cooperative binding of drebrin to single actin filaments and reveals the resulting change in their structure.
Xiangfeng Duan was awarded the 2012 Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship for his contributions to the field of materials chemistry. This Lectureship is an annual award that honors a younger scientist who has made a significant contribution to the field.
Ken Houk's new work on the dynamics of Diels-Alder reactions has appeared in his inaugural PNAS article after Ken's election to the National Academy of Sciences.
Sabeeha Merchant has been awarded the 2012 Darbaker Prize in Phycology for meritorious work in the study of microscopic algae by the Botanical Society of America.
The Feigon laboratory has determined the structure of a key protein-RNA complex in telomerase, an enzyme that maintains the DNA at the ends of chromosomes. Telomerase activity is important in both aging and most cancers.
Xiangfeng Duan has won the inaugural International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS) and the Materials Research Society (MRS) “IUMRS - MRS Singapore Young Researcher Award”.
The Yeates laboratory and collaborators have designed protein molecules that self-assemble to form molecular cages with dimensions in the mid-nanometer range.
Proteins are generally unstable, and as a result are usually shipped and stored at regulated temperatures, which increases costs.
We are happy to announce that Ken Houk has been awarded the 2012 Robert Robinson Award by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). This award is for contributions to organic chemistry made by a researcher after the age of 55.
Professor Sabeeha Merchant has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of her ground breaking contributions to our understanding of trace metal homeostasis, photosynthesis, and algal genomics.
Xiangfeng Duan has been honored by the Department of Energy's Office of Science with an Early Career Research Program Award.
Joan Valentine has been admitted as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. An announcement about the Honorary Fellows, along with a list of the 2011 five new Fellows, can be found at RSC site.