2019 ACS PMSE Young Investigator

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Professor Ellen Sletten has been named a 2019 ACS Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) Young Investigator.

The distinction, bestowed by the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS), recognizes young investigators in academia, industry and national laboratories who have made significant contributions to their respective fields within polymer science and engineering.  

As part of the award, Sletten will present a talk titled “Versatile perfluorocarbon nanoemulsion theranostics stabilized by responsive poly(2-oxazoline) amphiphiles” at the PMSE Young Investigator Symposium at the Fall 2019 ACS National Meeting on Tuesday, August 27, from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. at the San Diego Manchester Grand Hyatt.

Sletten holds the John McTague Career Development Chair in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and is a 2018 Sloan Research Fellow, UCLA Hellman Fellow, and NIH Director’s New Innovator. 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.  

To learn more about Sletten research, visit her group’s website.

On August 27, 2019, at the UCLA Research Showcase and Reception in San Diego, we will toast Sletten and other UCLA faculty and alumni who are being honored by the ACS. Learn more about the event here

Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, penny@chem.ucla.edu.