Professor Justin Caram
Sep 22, 2021
Professor Justin Caram will play a key role in the development of the new CNSI Quantum Biology Center at UCLA, where students and early-career researchers will be trained, and interdisciplinary research collaborations will be fostered. 
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Sep 17, 2021
A UCLA-led team of engineers and chemists take a major step forward in the development of microbial fuel cells - a technology that utilizes natural bacteria to extract electrons from organic matter in wastewater to generate electrical currents. 
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Sep 13, 2021

Hawthorne’s work was groundbreaking in the sciences. A true chemistry pioneer, his work can be seen in every inorganic chemistry textbook today.

Tom Mason
Sep 3, 2021
Professor Thomas Mason and graduate student Tianren Yu have designed and lithographically created novel lock-and-key colloidal polymers.
Dr. Myung Ki "Mike" Hong
Sep 1, 2021

We are sad to report that long-time supporter and alumnus Dr. Myung Ki “Mike” Hong ‘59 passed away on August 18, 2021 at the age of 87.

Aug 31, 2021
PhD alums Elias Picazo and Marco Messina are chosen for the ASBMB’s inaugural 2021 cohort for the MOSAIC program.
Professor Ken Houk
Aug 24, 2021
Distinguished Research Professor Kendall Houk receives the 2021 Roger Adams Award in Organic Chemistry, one of the most important awards given by the ACS. 
Professor Abby Doyle
Aug 19, 2021
Professor Abby Doyle is one of seven award recipients of the Dreyfus Foundation 2021 program for Machine Learning in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering.
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Aug 19, 2021
Researchers from UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, and New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) team up to bring cutting-edge STEM research to under-represented students.
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Aug 18, 2021
Six Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty members are selected to receive CNSI Noble Family Innovation Fund grants for their nanoscience research projects.
Indya Weathers
Aug 17, 2021
Former undergraduate researcher Indya Weathers '19 (Biochemistry, Chanfreau group) is featured on Undergraduate Research Center–Sciences' Student Spotlight.   
Professor Paul Weiss
Aug 13, 2021
Professor Paul Weiss has been named a Distinguished Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras for 2021-26. 
Karch Kiraly
Aug 9, 2021
Olympic gold medalist and UCLA volleyball legend Karch Kiraly leads the USA Women's Volleyball team to its first-ever Olympic gold medal.
Professor Heather Maynard
Aug 3, 2021
Polymer chemist Professor Heather Maynard has been elected a 2021 Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
Lynn Nicole
Jul 30, 2021
BMSB PhD student Nicole Lynn (Torres lab) writes ninth article for ASBMB Today magazine as part of their contributor program.  
Professor Ellen Sletten
Jul 30, 2021
Congratulations to Professor Ellen Sletten on her promotion to associate professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2021.
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Jul 26, 2021
The team demonstrates the synergy of MicroED and synthetic biology in natural product discovery, technologies that together will ultimately accelerate the speed of new drug discovery.
Professor Miguel García-Garibay
Jul 23, 2021
Professor Miguel García-Garibay has been reappointed as dean of the UCLA College of Letters and Science, Division of Physical Sciences.
Master's in Applied Chemical Sciences - MACS
Jul 23, 2021
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry plans to announce a new two-year Master’s degree in Applied Chemical Sciences (MACS) with a focus on non-academic careers. 
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Jul 20, 2021
The summer seminar series, hosted by the Graduate Biochemistry Student Association (gBSA), features a career coach guest speaker and five alumni career talks. 
Teacher-Scholar Instructor News
Jul 15, 2021
This summer we welcome our newest Teacher-Scholar Huiling Shao and we bid farewell to former Teacher-Scholars Marlius Castillo and Anish Nag.
Dr. Nako Nakatsuka
Jul 8, 2021
Alum Nako Nakatsuka (PhD '17 Andrews/P Weiss Groups), a senior scientist at ETH Zürich, is named one of MIT Technology Review’s list of 35 Innovators Under 35.
Professor Jose Rodriguez
Jul 8, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Jose Rodriguez on his promotion to associate professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2021.

Undergraduate Research
Jul 8, 2021
Thanks to our generous donors, 21 undergraduate students will conduct research in our faculty labs this year as summer research fellows.
Professor Abigail Doyle
Jun 30, 2021
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry welcomes Professor Abigail Doyle, who joins the department as the Saul Winstein Chair of Organic Chemistry.