Professor Ellen Sletten is one of thirteen UCLA junior faculty members selected to receive the prestigious UCLA Hellman Fellows award.
The UCLA Hellman Fellows Program was established in 2011 through the generosity of the Hellman Fellows Fund to help promising assistant professors with their research and creative endeavors, in hopes of promoting career advancement and enhancing their progress toward tenure.
Sletten holds the John McTague Career Development Chair in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and is a 2018 Sloan Research Fellow. The Sletten Group develops molecules, methods and materials to detect and perform chemistries in vivo, ultimately enabling next generation therapeutics and diagnostics. Her research involves an interdisciplinary mix of organic synthesis, chemical biology, self-assembly, polymer synthesis, fluorous chemistry, photophysics, and nanomedicine. With the Hellman Fellows Award, Sletten and her students will develop new methods to load therapeutics into perfluorocarbon nanoemulsions.
To learn more about Sletten research, visit her group’s website.