Houk Research Conference – Summer 2022

2 years ago

  • Research

A two-day conference in honor of Professor Kendall Houk will take place August 11-12, 2022, at UCLA’s Chemistry & Biochemistry Department. Professor Kendall N. Houk’s former graduate students and postdoctoral […]

Houk Research Conference – Summer 2022
February 23

Collaboration led by Professor Ken Houk may lead to new ways to use enzymes

5 years ago

A team led by Ken Houk has discovered a naturally occurring reaction in enzymes which could lead to new biological activities and pharmaceutical applications. Houk’s collaboration with two former group […]

Collaboration led by Professor Ken Houk may lead to new ways to use enzymes
March 13

CCHF C-H Functionalization Virtual Symposium 12

5 years ago

The Houk group hosted the CCHF Virtual Symposium 12 sponsored by the Center for Selective C-H Functionalization (CHF) on December 4, 2018. The CCHF is an NSF-funded Centers for Chemical […]

CCHF C-H Functionalization Virtual Symposium 12
December 5

Two international chemistry conferences honor Professor Ken Houk

6 years ago

In May and June 2018, symposia in Shenzhen, China, and Vancouver, Canada, honored Ken Houk, the UCLA Saul Winstein Research Professor in Organic Chemistry.  The 2nd International Symposium on Organic […]

Two international chemistry conferences honor Professor Ken Houk
July 3

ACS Division of Organic Chemistry (DOC) Virtual Symposium

6 years ago

On May 8, 2018, the Houk group hosted a virtual symposium on synthetic organic chemistry featuring talks by Sarah Reisman (Caltech) and Phil Baran (Scripps).   The first quarterly American Chemical Society (ACS)-DOC […]

ACS Division of Organic Chemistry (DOC) Virtual Symposium
May 8

Alumni News

6 years ago

Professor Dean Tantillo (PhD ’00, Houk) edits new book, Applied Theoretical Organic Chemistry, which features several UCLA connected chemists.  Now a professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, […]

Alumni News
April 27

The Houk group helps establish a new mechanism for biological oxidations involving cofactor FAD

6 years ago

Professor Ken Houk and Dr Jacob Sanders in his group have provided computational evidence to support a new mechanism of action for FAD. Flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) is a well-known […]

The Houk group helps establish a new mechanism for biological oxidations involving cofactor FAD
April 24

Discovery of a new case of a Winstein/Roberts non-classical cation

6 years ago

Houk team joins Nobelist Feringa and Wolf Prize Laureate Fujita to discover a Winstein/Roberts non-classical cation in an unexpected place. The latest issue of the Journal of the American Chemical […]

Discovery of a new case of a Winstein/Roberts non-classical cation
April 18