2021 Royal Society of Chemistry Horizon Prize for Education

2 years ago

Team led by Professor Neil Garg awarded the 2021 Horizon Prize by the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Education Division.  The Horizon Prize highlights the most exciting, contemporary chemical science at […]

2021 Royal Society of Chemistry Horizon Prize for Education
November 23

2022 SCCOCJ Mukaiyama Award

3 years ago

Department Chair Professor Neil Garg wins the 2022 Mukaiyama award in recognition of his contributions to synthetic organic chemistry.  The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan (SSOCJ) award recognizes Garg’s […]

2022 SCCOCJ Mukaiyama Award
November 17

2021 Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Organic Division Horizon Prize: Bioorganic Chemistry Award

3 years ago

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 Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Organic Division Horizon Prize: Bioorganic Chemistry Award
June 8

A trio of UCLA groups harness solid-state photochemistry for natural product synthesis

3 years ago

The García-Garibay, Garg, and Houk research groups explored the synthesis of challenging structural motifs with  photochemical reactions in crystals. An experimental team led by Dr. Jordan Dotson, recent joint graduate […]

A trio of UCLA groups harness solid-state photochemistry for natural product synthesis
March 12

$2.8M NIH/NIGMS Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award

3 years ago

Professor Neil Garg’s laboratory has been awarded a highly prestigious Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) R35 Grant from the NIH/NIGMS. The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), part of […]

$2.8M NIH/NIGMS Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award
January 22

Tang-Garg-Houk groups discover first enzymes to catalyze a classic organic reaction

4 years ago

The Tang, Garg, and Houk research groups have discovered nature’s natural protein catalysts (enzymes) that catalyze the Alder-ene reaction. All groups are part of the UCLA Department of Chemistry & […]

Tang-Garg-Houk groups discover first enzymes to catalyze a classic organic reaction
September 30

Faculty Voice in the News – C&EN

4 years ago

In Chemical & Engineering News article, Professor Neil Garg discusses mentoring with columnist and Emory chemistry professor Jen Heemstra. Garg is the inaugural holder of the Kenneth N. Trueblood Endowed […]

Faculty Voice in the News – C&EN
September 17

Houk/Garg collaboration study of cyclic allenes reported in Nature is highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News

4 years ago

In the journal Nature, the Garg and Houk groups report the use of unusual strained intermediates in asymmetric catalysis, work highlighted in C&EN.  “Intercepting fleeting cyclic allenes with asymmetric nickel […]

Houk/Garg collaboration study of cyclic allenes reported in Nature is highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News
September 9