Distinguished Lecture Series

The UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Distinguished Lecture Series is a department-wide colloquium in a special week once per quarter when there are no other seminars in our department. Since beginning the series in 2013, we have invited some of the world’s most accomplished and engaging scientists to speak - Nobel Laureate Frances Arnold (Caltech), David Baker (University of Washington), Zhenan Bao (Stanford), Jacqueline Barton (Caltech), Emily Carter (UCLA), Nobel Laureate Thomas Cech (University of Colorado, Boulder), Francois Diederich (ETH Zurich), Jennifer Doudna (UC Berkeley), Harry Gray (Caltech), Sharon Hammes-Schiffer (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Barry Honig (Columbia), Nobel Laureate Roger Kornberg (Stanford), Yi Lu (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Victoria Orphan (Caltech), Kimberly Prather (UCSD, Scripps), Douglas Rees (Caltech), Stuart Schreiber (Harvard), JoAnne Stubbe (MIT), George Whitesides (Harvard). Their lectures have consistently encouraged thought-provoking conversations and ideas.
Dr. Daniel G. Nocera, the Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy at Harvard University, is scheduled to give the Fall 2021 Distinguished Lecture during the week of October 11, 2021 at 4:00 p.m., either virtually or on campus depending upon the restrictions at that time. Details will be announced closer to the date. 
All of the lectures are open to the public. While the research covered in the lectures is meant to appeal to a broad range of chemists and biochemists, the lectures also include a general introduction to the research for those who are further separated in research expertise.
Questions about the Distinguished Lecture Series can be directed to Marla Gonzalez, marla@chem.ucla.edu, 310-825-7071.
Photos: (Top row) Ken Houk and Francois Diederich, Doug Rees, Paul Weiss and Kim Prather, Thomas Cech, Sabeeha Merchant and JoAnne Stubbe, Harry Gray and Joan Valentine. (Bottom row) Yi Lu, audience during Q&A, Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, David Baker, Jacqueline Barton, audience during Q&A.