ASBMB meeting logo
May 13, 2016
UCLA Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate students, postdocs and alumni contributed to the success of the ASBMB annual meeting held in San Diego this April. 
Prof. Carla Koehler
May 11, 2016
Professor Carla Koehler is part of team whose research could help scientists understand how these genetic disorders occur & lead to new treatments.
Prof. Neil Garg
May 9, 2016
Professor Neil Garg wins the 2016 Merck Award for his breakthroughs in synthetic methodology & exceptional achievements in natural product synthesis. 
May 6, 2016
According to the 2016 Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, UCLA is ranked #2 among all public universities in the United States.
Prof. Robert L. Scott
May 5, 2016
We are sad to report that Emeritus Professor Robert L. Scott passed away on May 1, 2016 at age 94.
Dr. Steven Lopez
May 3, 2016
Harvard postdoctoral fellow Steven Lopez (PhD ‘15 UCLA Organic Chemistry, Houk Group) was awarded the 2016 Norma Stoddart Prize on Friday, April 29th.
Prof. Michael Jung
Apr 29, 2016
Professor Michael Jung was awarded the American Chemical Society Southern California Section's highest honor, the Tolman Medal, on April 27, 2016.
Han Ngo
Apr 29, 2016
UCLA biochemistry undergraduate student Han Ngo is one of two women to receive PayScale’s Women in STEM Scholarship.
Dr. Richard Buller
Apr 25, 2016
Physician Richard Buller, Vice President of Oncology Clinical Development at Pfizer, selected for the 2016 UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Alumni Award.
Hawthorne Lecture
Apr 22, 2016
Professor Marcetta Darensbourg (Texas A&M University) was honored at the April 20, 2016 event.
Bruin Day Booth
Apr 18, 2016
Faculty, staff & student volunteers met admitted undergraduate students & their parents at the Saturday, April 16th event.
Dr. Liban Saleh
Apr 15, 2016
Postdoctoral scholar Liban Saleh (Spokoyny group) won the award for his short (~ five minutes) research presentation at the symposium.
Prof. James Bowie
Apr 12, 2016
The research, which holds promise for the production of biofuels & new pharmaceuticals, was described in paper published in Nature Chemical Biology.
Warner Science Slam 2016
Apr 12, 2016
OCDS and SMACS students engaged future scientists at the 2nd annual Warner Science Slam on April 18, 2016.
Xing Jiang
Apr 8, 2016
Graduate student Xing Jiang (Garcia-Garibay group) (pictured) is the lead author of the paper featured in Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN).
Prof. Neil Garg
Apr 8, 2016
Professor and Vice Chair for Graduate Education Neil Garg is one of three UCLA faculty members to be awarded the 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship.
NSF logo
Apr 6, 2016
Three chemistry & biochemistry graduate students have received highly competitive 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program awards.
Mai-Anh Ha
Apr 5, 2016
3rd year graduate student Mai-Anh Ha (Alexandrova lab) has been selected for a prestigious SCGSR award to work at the NREL this summer & fall quarters. 
Prof. Timothy Deming
Mar 31, 2016
The team reported on their research, which could ultimately lead to new approaches to repair catastrophic spinal cord injury, in recent issue of Nature.
Prof. Thuc-Quyen Nguyen
Mar 29, 2016
UCSB chemistry professor Thuc-Quyen Nguyen (BS '97, MS '98, PhD, ’01 Chemistry, Schwartz group) has received the Humboldt Research Award.
Dr. Eric Scerri
Mar 29, 2016
The task group will review all available evidence on the long-standing debate concerning which elements should be placed in group 3 of the periodic table.
Prof. Joseph Loo
Mar 28, 2016
The research could eventually help diagnose health problems, including traumatic brain injuries, which Professor Loo currently studies.       
Professor Richard Kaner
Mar 24, 2016
The UCLA researchers are working to create a process of capturing carbon from power plant smokestacks to turn it into new building materials.
Dr. Michael Thompson
Mar 23, 2016
Alumnus Michael Thompson (PhD ’14, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Yeates Group) has been awarded a 2016 Protein Science Best Paper award.
Professor Al Courey
Mar 21, 2016
The biochemistry professor, also a trained concert pianist, explained how his two passions - science and music – actually have some things in common.