Nov 27, 2018
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Four UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty members have been selected as 2018 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 
 
Professors Heather Maynard, Carla Koehler, Xiangfeng Duan, and Neil Garg are among 416 members to be honored this year by the association their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
 
New fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue rosette pin, representing science and engineering, on Feb. 16, 2019, at the association’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Fellows will be formally announced in the “AAAS News & Notes” section of the journal Science on Nov. 29.
 
2018 AAAS Fellows Professor Xiangfeng Duan, Neil Garg, Carla Koehler, and Heather Maynard
 
UCLA’s Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry’s newest AAAS fellows are:
 
Excerpted from UCLA Newsroom (by Meghan Steele Horan):
 
Xiangfeng Duan, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry. Duan is being recognized for his contributions to the field of materials chemistry, particularly for designing, synthesizing and integrating diverse nanoscale structures for functional electric, photonic and energy devices.
 
Neil Garg, Kenneth N. Trueblood Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Garg is being recognized for his breakthroughs in methods development, achievements in natural product total synthesis, and transformative chemical educational initiatives.
 
Carla Koehler, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry. Koehler is being recognized for her contributions to the field of biochemistry and cell biology, particularly for characterizing mechanisms of protein and RNA transport in mitochondria.
 
Heather Maynard, is the Dr. Myung Ki Hong Professor in Polymer Science. Maynard is being recognized for her contributions to the field of polymer chemistry, particularly for synthesis and application of protein-polymer conjugates, hydrogels, and nanomaterials to treat human disease.
 
The UCLA honorees are among 416 members to be named fellows this year by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which was founded in 1848 with a mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement and more.