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Professor Ellen Sletten
Dec 1, 2020
Professor Ellen Sletten and collaborators are one of 13 research teams chosen for a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) Deep Tissue Imaging grant.  
Professor Paul Weiss
Dec 1, 2020
Professor Paul Weiss has been named an IEEE Fellow in recognition of his contributions to nanoscience and specifically electronic transport in molecular systems
Teacher-Scholar Instructor News
Nov 25, 2020
We are pleased to welcome to the department our two new Teacher-Scholar Instructional faculty members. 
 
Nicole Lynn
Nov 24, 2020
BMSB PhD student Nicole Lynn (Torres lab) writes third article for ASBMB Today magazine as part of their contributor program.  
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Nov 20, 2020
PhD students Tim Boit, Jason Chari, and Rachel Knapp receive the 2020 Education Innovation Award for creating and teaching a successful online summer course. 
Professor Alex Spokoyny
Nov 20, 2020
In the inaugural podcast of UCLA’s Bruin Family Insights, Professor Alex Spokoyny discusses the challenges of teaching and mentoring remotely during a pandemic.
Home to Highly Cited Researchers 2020
Nov 18, 2020
Four UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty have been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers™ 2020 list from Clarivate, placing them among world’s most influential scholars, based on citations.
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Nov 17, 2020
UCLA graduate students launch crowdfunding campaign to raise $100K to endow an annual UCLA lectureship series to celebrate Black chemists and biochemists.
Professor Neil Garg
Nov 13, 2020
KCET’s online magazine “Southland Sessions” and UCLA Arts “Works in Progress” podcast feature Professor Neil Garg and his passion for education.  
Professor Xiangfeng Duan
Nov 12, 2020
Professor Xiangfeng Duan's group and UCLA collaborators devise an approach that could enable the development of programmable devices made of 2-D semiconductors.