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Professor Richard Kaner
May 19, 2022
Professor Richard Kaner leads team of researchers to develop novel surface treatment that stops microbes from adhering to medical devices like catheters and stents.
 
Prof. Justin Caram
May 13, 2022
Professor Justin Caram is among 18 honorees nationwide to receive a 2022 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.
 
Professor David Evans
May 12, 2022
We are sad to report that synthetic chemist Professor David Evans, co-creator of ChemDraw, former UCLA faculty member, and 2006 Seaborg Medalist, passed away at the age of 81 on April 29.  
 
Prof. Irene Chen
May 4, 2022
UCLA team, led by Professor Irene Chen, develops nanoparticle-phage therapy, a promising alternative treatment for antibiotic-resistant infections. 
Professor Shimon Weiss
May 3, 2022
A team led by Professor Shimon Weiss and former PhD student Arkaprabha Basu has developed an image processing technique, SPOCC, which quantifies cytoskeletal properties using microscopic images.
 
Samantha Mensah
Apr 28, 2022
PhD student Samantha Theresa Mensah (Andrews/P Weiss groups) has been awarded a Boren Fellowship to conduct research and study Twi in Ghana. 
Azin Saebi
Apr 26, 2022
MIT News features profile of former Spokoyny lab undergraduate researcher Azin Saebi (MS/BS biochemistry and BS neuroscience, ‘17). 
 
Professor David Eisenberg
Apr 20, 2022
Professor David Eisenberg leads UCLA research team to report in the journal Nature that amyloid fibrils found in people with frontotemporal degeneration contain the little-known protein TMEM106B.
 
Professor Prineha Narang
Apr 18, 2022
The department welcomes renowned theoretical and computational science scholar Professor Prineha Narang, who joins the UCLA faculty as the Howard Reiss Development Chair.  
 
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Apr 18, 2022
Professors Paul S Weiss and Louis Bouchard are co-investigators on a multi-institutional quantum biology team to receive a three-year $1M award from the prestigious WM Keck Foundation.