Dr. Ralph Bauer
Jul 6, 2022

We celebrated the many accomplishments of our alumni, faculty, postdocs, students, and staff at our annual departmental awards ceremony on May 13, 2022.

2022 Excellence in Research Awards
Jul 5, 2022

11 talented chemistry & biochemistry graduate students have been awarded 2022 Excellence in Research awards.

UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry
Jul 1, 2022
The UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry would like to welcome Professors Prineha Narang, Matthew Nava, and Danielle Schmitt to our department!  
 
2022 Jim & Barbara Tsay Awards
Jun 30, 2022
Seven talented third-year chemistry & biochemistry graduate students who have been awarded the 2022 Jim and Barbara Tsay Excellence in Second Year Research and Academics Awards. 
 
2022 Michael E. Jung Excellence in Teaching Awards
Jun 30, 2022
24 talented Chemistry & Biochemistry graduate students have been awarded the 2022 Michael E Jung Excellence in Teaching Awards.
 
2022 Undergraduate Departmental Awards
Jun 30, 2022

Each year we recognize our undergraduate students with departmental awards for their accomplishments in academics and in research.

students conducting research
Jun 27, 2022
Thanks to our generous donors, 35 undergraduate students will conduct research in our faculty labs this year as summer research fellows.
 
gBSA logo
Jun 23, 2022

The summer seminar series, hosted by the Graduate Biochemistry Student Association (gBSA), features two special guest speakers, three alumni career talks, and two research talks.

Professor Neil Garg
Jun 23, 2022
Professor Neil Garg has agreed to serve an additional year as Chair of the department, with four new Vice Chairs appointed for one-year terms. 
 
Zach Gvildys
Jun 17, 2022

PhD student Zachary Gvildys (Bruinsma and Gelbart/Knobler groups) is one of only five UCLA PhD students selected for the 2022 Distinguished Teaching Award for Teaching Assistants.

Professor Carolyn Bertozzi
Jun 16, 2022
The UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry is pleased to announce that Professor Carolyn Bertozzi (Stanford) has been chosen for the 2022 Seaborg Medal.  
 
UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry report cover
Jun 16, 2022
Learn about the many accomplishments of the UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry community in our new 20-page color magazine-style newsletter. 
 
Professor Chong Liu
Jun 16, 2022

Professor Chong Liu has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Professor Alex Spokoyny
Jun 16, 2022
Professor Alex Spokoyny has been selected by the UCLA Academic Senate for the 2022 Community Service and Praxis Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award.
 
Dr. Robert and Carole Foran
Jun 15, 2022
Dr Robert and Carole Foran have made a generous commitment to the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry in honor of Professor Kenneth Trueblood. 
 
Professor Steven Clarke
Jun 9, 2022
Biochemistry Professor Steven Clarke has been chosen for the UCLA Academic Senate’s 2022 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Research Award.
 
Faculty Mentor Awards
Jun 8, 2022
Professors Louis Bouchard and Paula Diaconescu receive 2022 Undergraduate Research Week Faculty Mentor Awards.
 
Akira and Atsuko Fujimoto
Jun 8, 2022
UCLA alumni Dr Atsuko and Akira Fujimoto have made an additional $100,000 commitment to the Roberts A Smith Graduate Award for the Study of Biochemistry.
 
Professor Prineha Narang
Jun 7, 2022
Professor Prineha Narang, who will join the UCLA faculty in July, is profiled by her alma mater the California Institute of Technology.
 
Professor Abigail Doyle
Jun 2, 2022

Professor Abigail Doyle has been named one of 31 National Finalists for the 2022 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists.

Professor David Allara
Jun 2, 2022

UCLA alumnus Penn State Professor Emeritus David Allara (PhD ’64 Winstein) has been awarded the prestigious 2022 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience.

Susan Baumgarten
Jun 1, 2022
Susan Baumgarten (BA '73, MS'76, MBA '79) has been selected for the 2022 UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Alumni Award. 
 
Professor Chong Liu
May 27, 2022
Professor Chong Liu was presented with the 2022 UCLA Alpha Chi Sigma (AXΣ) Glenn T Seaborg Award at the annual AXΣ Seaborg Banquet on May 7.                    
 
student doing science
May 25, 2022
The NIH is funding UCLA’s innovative Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) Training Program for the next five years, bringing to campus $5.3 million to support PhD students in biomedical research. 
 
Professor Richard Kaner
May 19, 2022
Professor Richard Kaner leads team of researchers to develop novel surface treatment that stops microbes from adhering to medical devices like catheters and stents.
 
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