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Latest News

Samantha Mensah
Aug 10, 2020
PhD student Samantha Mensah (Andrews/P Weiss labs) co-organizes #BlackinChem week to create dialogue and amplify the work of other Black researchers on Twitter.
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Aug 5, 2020
In a new video, Professors Hosea Nelson and Jose Rodriguez speak about their research and the importance of diversity and inclusion in the sciences.
Professor Steven Clarke
Aug 3, 2020
Professor Steven Clarke was recently interviewed by science journalist Robyn Williams about his Alzheimer’s disease research.
 
Professor Jose Rodriguez
Aug 3, 2020
Professor Jose Rodriguez was recently interviewed by science journalist Robyn Williams about his infectious rope-like prion proteins research.
Professor Paula Diaconsescu
Aug 3, 2020
Professors Paula Diaconescu and Chong Liu are part of the Center for Integrated Catalysis with the goal to mimic biological systems in the development of synthetic chemical catalytic processes.
 
Professor Heather Maynard
Jul 29, 2020
Professor Heather Maynard will serve as Co-director of BioPACIFIC MIP, which will seek to advance fundamental science toward sustainable material development.
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Jul 24, 2020
Several members of the UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry are featured in a special centennial issue of the UCLA College Magazine.  
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Jul 23, 2020
An article by instructors Roshini Ramachandran and Marlius Castillo provides student perspectives and insight on remote learning in a large chemistry class. 
Professor William Dichtel
Jul 22, 2020
Postdoctoral alum Professor William Dichtel (Northwestern) receives the prestigious 2020 Blavatnik National Award in Chemistry
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Jul 21, 2020
The July edition of UCLA's TDG Innovation Magazine features articles about three Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty members.               

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