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Oct 15, 2021
The department is seeking outstanding candidates for tenure-track or tenured faculty positions at the level of Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor. 
Professor Abigail Doyle
Oct 15, 2021
At a small reception on September 24, 2021, we welcomed Professor Abigail Doyle to UCLA and celebrated her appointment as the 4th holder of the Winstein Chair.
Green chemistry
Oct 15, 2021
UCLA SMACS receives an outstanding performance rating from the ACS, as well as a 2020-21 Green Chemistry Student Chapter Award.
 
Dr. Eric Scerri
Oct 14, 2021
UCLA chemistry lecturer and author Eric Scerri was recently interviewed by the founder of ChemTalk, a new non-profit organization that aims to promote chemistry
Carlos Gonzalez-Figueroa
Oct 14, 2021
BMSB PhD student Carlos Gonzalez-Figueroa (Grace Xiao lab, IBP) is awarded the 2021-22 UCLA Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology Hyde Fellowship.
Oct 12, 2021
Graduate student Rachel Knapp (Garg group) has been selected as one of the four winners of the 2021 Alfred R Bader Award for Student Innovation. 
Professor Richard Dickerson
Oct 6, 2021
We are pleased to honor UCLA biochemist Emeritus Professor Richard Dickerson, a giant in structural biology, who turned 90 on October 8, 2021.
Professor Shimon Weiss
Oct 6, 2021
Professor Shimon Weiss wins Biophysical Society's Kazuhiko Kinosita Award in Single-Molecule Biophysics for trailblazing contributions to the field of single-molecule fluorescence detection biophysics.  
 
Professor Richard Kaner
Oct 6, 2021
Professor Richard Kaner has been selected to receive the Qian Baojun Fiber Award (Distinguished Achievement) for his "pioneering work of conducting organic fibers especially conducting polyaniline nanofibers.”
 
Professor Keriann Backus
Oct 6, 2021
Professor Keriann Backus receives prestigious $1.5 million New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) High-Risk, High-Reward Research program.  
 

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