Feb 27, 2015

Photos from the 2015 Norma Stoddart Prize Lectures are now available for viewing.  The full photo gallery is available here.

Dr. Alexander Patananan (2014 UCLA Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in Professor Michael A. Teitell's research group at UCLA Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine) and Dr. Jessica Wang (2014 UCLA Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, and currently a Postdoctoral Scholar in Professor Zhenan Bao's research group at Stanford in the Department of Chemical Engineering) were selected by a committee of their peers as the recipients of the 2015 Norma Stoddart Prize for Academic Excellence and Outstanding Citizenship, open to all current and recently graduated research students and fellows in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA.  The Norma Stoddart Prize for Academic Excellence and Outstanding Citizenship was established in the memory of Dr. Norma Agnes Stoddart by Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and family in 2004.

As part of the prize, the recipients presented the 2015 Normal Stoddart Prize lectures on Tuesday, February 17th. Dr. Patananan’s lecture was titled “Of Serendipity and Science: Lessons from a Protein Repair Enzyme”.   Dr. Wang’s lecture was titled “An Oligomer Approach for Advancing the Field of Organic Electronics”.

Dr. Patananan was introduced by his former graduate advisor Professor Steven Clarke and Dr. Wang was introduced by her former graduate advisor Professor Richard Kaner.

Selected photos from the event are below.

First Row Left: Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, Prof. Steven Clarke, Dr. Alexander Patananan and Prof. and Chair Miguel Garcia-Garibay
First Row Right: Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, Prof. Richard Kaner, Dr. Yue (Jessica) Wang and Prof. and Chair Miguel Garcia-Garibay
Second Row: Sir J. Fraser Stoddart
Third Row Left: Dr. Alexander Patananan
Third Row Right: Dr. Yue (Jessica) Wang