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Biochemistry, Molecular and Structural Biology (BMSB) PhD Program

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Chemistry PhD Program

Intrigued by novel chemistry research impacting the fields of medicine, energy, and electronics? Apply to our Chemistry Graduate Program.

Latest News

May 29, 2020
Three chemistry & biochemistry graduate students demonstrate how biopolymers work in the first of CNSI’s Kitchen Science Experiment video series.
Undergraduate researchers
May 28, 2020
Thanks to our generous donors, 27 undergraduate students will conduct research in our faculty labs this year as summer research fellows.
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May 27, 2020
Each year we recognize our graduate students for their accomplishments in research and teaching, two of the primary missions of our university.   
May 22, 2020
Professor Ken Houk receives 2019-20 Edward A Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions and service since retirement.
Faculty Mentor Awards
May 21, 2020
Professors William Gelbart and Alexander Spokoyny receive 2020 Undergraduate Research Week Faculty Mentor Awards.
 
Professor Juli Feigon
May 20, 2020
Juli Feigon, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and National Academy of Sciences member, receives the 2020 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Research Award. 
Class of 2020 Commencement
May 20, 2020
This June we will honor our graduating students through virtual celebrations and then hold an in-person ceremony later during the 2020-21 academic year.  
Undergraduate Research Week
May 18, 2020

36 Chemistry & Biochemistry undergraduate students presented their research at the UCLA Undergraduate Research Showcase, five were awarded the prestigious Science Dean's Prize. 

Nicole Lynn
May 12, 2020
In honor of National Women's Health Week, BMSB PhD student Nicole Lynn (Torres lab) writes article about women’s health for ASBMB Today magazine. 
Professor Hans Reich
May 7, 2020
We are sad to report that alumnus Professor Hans J Reich (PhD ’68 Cram) died on May 1 at the age of 76 from an injury sustained in a bicycle accident.

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