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Professor Michael Jung
Mar 20, 2019
Professor Michael Jung has been selected to receive the 13th AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research.
Professor Catherine Clarke
Mar 20, 2019
Department Chair Professor Catherine Clarke has been awarded a $100,000 Barth Syndrome Foundation (BSF) research grant to study lipid replacement therapy.
Professor Richard Kaner
Mar 20, 2019
Professor Richard Kaner and researcher Maher El-Kady have created a self-extinguishing device that uses body movement to determine when workers are in danger.
Dr. Laurence Lavelle presenting the award to Michelle Nguyen
Mar 20, 2019
Undergraduate student Michelle Nguyen is the winner of the 2017-2018 Chem14A/B Excellence in Chemistry Book Award.
Geraldine Gregory
Mar 20, 2019
We are sad to report that Geraldine Gregory, widow of alum George Gregory (BA '42), and longtime supporter of the department, passed away on March 7, 2019.
Xiaofei Lin with her award
Mar 15, 2019
Biochemistry graduate student Xiaofei “Fay” Lin (Hoffmann group) wins Audience Choice Award at the 5th Annual Grad Slam Final Competition.
Professor Daan Frenkel
Mar 15, 2019
On March 11, 2019, Professor Daan Frenkel (University of Cambridge) gave the 5th annual Carolyn & Charles Knobler Lecture.
Professor Paul Weiss
Mar 15, 2019
Professor Paul Weiss has been named a 2019 Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS) in recognition of his ground-breaking nanoscience research.
Professor Kendall Houk
Mar 13, 2019
A team led by Ken Houk has discovered a naturally occurring reaction in enzymes which could lead to new biological activities and pharmaceutical applications.
Professor Justin Caram and grad student Dayanni Bhagwandin
Mar 8, 2019

Their photo is featured in the March 7, 2018 UCLA Newsroom article about the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science’s inaugural fellows.


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