BMS Graduate Fellowship in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

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Liana Hie, who will soon begin her fifth year of graduate studies, has been chosen to receive a 2015-2016 Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Graduate Fellowship.

Fellowship awardees, who receive a $35,000 award, are chosen not only based on their academic performance and research achievements, but also for their demonstrated potential for significant future accomplishments. The fellowship provides support for the recipient’s stipend and for laboratory equipment and supplies.

Along with several of the fellows from other universities, Liana will give a presentation on her research at the Bristol Myers Squibb Award Symposium at their research site in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, in Spring 2016.

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Liana Hie at the 2014 Seaborg Symposium Poster Session

Previous UCLA BMS fellows include former graduate students Alexander D. Huters (PhD ’13; Scientist at Abbvie) and Kyle Quasdorf (PhD ’12; Scientist at Amgen). Their advisor, Professor Neil Garg, was the recipient of the 2013 Bristol-Myers Squibb Unrestricted Grant in Synthetic Organic Chemistry.

Photos by Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.