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2021 Organic Graduate Student Symposia
Jun 17, 2021
This year’s annual Organic Graduate Symposia on June 4th and 11th featured online research talks by 23 chemistry graduate students. 
 
LABEST2021
Jun 17, 2021
PhD students Sean Atamdede and Isaura Frost and undergraduate researcher Angel Ni receive Pearl Cohen Poster Awards at the Los Angeles Bioscience Ecosystem Summit 2021 (LABEST 2021).
 
Professor Hosea Nelson
Jun 15, 2021
Professor Hosea Nelson has been named one of 31 National Finalists for the 2021 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists.
 
2021 Michael E. Jung Excellence in Teaching Awards
Jun 15, 2021
17 talented Chemistry & Biochemistry graduate students have been awarded the 2021 Michael E Jung Excellence in Teaching Awards.
 
Congratulations Class of 2021
Jun 11, 2021
On Saturday, June 12, 2021, we honored the department’s graduating PhD degree candidates and undergraduate students through virtual celebrations.
2021 Graduate student commencement awards
Jun 10, 2021
Each year at commencement we recognize our graduate students for their accomplishments in academics and in research.
 
Samantha Theresa Mensah
Jun 10, 2021
PhD student Samantha Mensah (Andrews/P Weiss labs) is one of the six co-founders of #BlackInChem to receive the RSC’s 2021 Inclusion & Diversity Prize.
Undergraduate Research Week
Jun 9, 2021
73 of our undergraduate student researchers presented their research at the UCLA Undergraduate Research Showcase, nine were awarded the prestigious Science Dean's Prize. 
 
Royal Society of Chemistry Horizon Prize
Jun 8, 2021
A team of 23 researchers from the Tang, Houk and Garg labs receive the RSC’s 2021 Horizon Prize: Bioorganic Chemistry Award for their discovery of a new class of enzymes. 
 
2021 Postdoctoral Research Awards
Jun 4, 2021
Five talented UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry scientists have been selected for the department's 2021 Postdoctoral Research Awards.
 

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