UCLA Organic Chemist Professor Saul Winstein
Nov 21, 2012

Chemical and Engineering News recently featured an article describing the recent Celebration of the 100th Birthday of Saul Winstein symposium

Dr. Neil Garg wins Green Green Chemistry Institute Pharmaceutical Roundtable Research Grant
Oct 17, 2012

The American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute Pharmaceutical Roundtable, a partnership between the ACS Green Chemistry Institute and member corporations in the pharmaceutical field, has awarded Professor Neil Garg its first researc

Oct 12, 2012

Yi Tang is one of 10 researchers nationwide who were selected to receive an NIH Director's Pioneer Award.

UCLA Chemist Louis Bouchard receives 2012 Beckman Young Investigator Award
Oct 12, 2012

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.

Oct 12, 2012

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.

Oct 12, 2012

UCLA undergraduate students proudly hosted the 2012 UCLA InnoWorks Academy program from July 30 -­ Aug 3, 2012 in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Oct 12, 2012

High resolution Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) shows cooperative binding of drebrin to single actin filaments and reveals the resulting change in their structure.

Oct 12, 2012

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.

Oct 12, 2012

Alexandrova Lab has published a VIP paper in Angewandte Chemie where they report on their discovery of a photo-driven molecular Wankel motor, B13+.

Oct 12, 2012

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.

Oct 12, 2012

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.

Oct 12, 2012

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.

Oct 12, 2012

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”.

Oct 12, 2012

The Yeates laboratory and collaborators have designed protein molecules that self-assemble to form molecular cages with dimensions in the mid-nanometer range.

Oct 12, 2012

Proteins are generally unstable, and as a result are usually shipped and stored at regulated temperatures, which increases costs.

Ken Houk receives Royal Society of Chemistry 2012 Robert Robinson Award
May 15, 2012

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.

May 15, 2012

Professor Sabeeha Merchant is the recipient of a 2012 Humboldt Research Award.

UCLA Professor Sabeeha Merchant has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences
May 15, 2012

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.

May 15, 2012

Xiangfeng Duan has been honored by the Department of Energy's Office of Science with an Early Career Research Program Award.

Mar 18, 2012

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.

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