Undergraduate researcher Selena Hernandez (Jung group) has been accepted to the Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars Program.
A chemistry sophomore, Hernandez conducts research in the lab of UCLA organic chemistry professor Dr. Michael Jung. She is currently working on a research project with Jung lab collaborator Prof. Caius Radu (UCLA Molecular & Medical Pharmacology) in which they are attempting to synthesize compounds that could be used in cancer treatment. As part of the Clare Booth Luce Research Scholars program, Hernandez will also attend a series of professional development seminars.
Since its inception in 1989, the Clare Boothe Luce Program has been one of the most significant sources of support for women seeking to study science, engineering, and mathematics.
The Clare Boothe Luce Award was established by Clare Booth Luce, a playwright, journalist, U.S. Ambassador to Italy, and the first woman elected to Congress from Connecticut, “to encourage women to enter, study, graduate, and teach” in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering.
To learn more about the Jung group research, visit the group’s website.