Professor David Evans
May 12, 2022
We are sad to report that synthetic chemist Professor David Evans, co-creator of ChemDraw, former UCLA faculty member, and 2006 Seaborg Medalist, passed away at the age of 81 on April 29.  
Prof. Irene Chen
May 4, 2022
UCLA team, led by Professor Irene Chen, develops nanoparticle-phage therapy, a promising alternative treatment for antibiotic-resistant infections. 
Professor Shimon Weiss
May 3, 2022
A team led by Professor Shimon Weiss and former PhD student Arkaprabha Basu has developed an image processing technique, SPOCC, which quantifies cytoskeletal properties using microscopic images.
Samantha Mensah
Apr 28, 2022
PhD student Samantha Theresa Mensah (Andrews/P Weiss groups) has been awarded a Boren Fellowship to conduct research and study Twi in Ghana. 
Azin Saebi
Apr 26, 2022
MIT News features profile of former Spokoyny lab undergraduate researcher Azin Saebi (MS/BS biochemistry and BS neuroscience, ‘17). 
Professor David Eisenberg
Apr 20, 2022
Professor David Eisenberg leads UCLA research team to report in the journal Nature that amyloid fibrils found in people with frontotemporal degeneration contain the little-known protein TMEM106B.
Professor Prineha Narang
Apr 18, 2022
The department welcomes renowned theoretical and computational science scholar Professor Prineha Narang, who joins the UCLA faculty as the Howard Reiss Development Chair.  
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Apr 18, 2022
Professors Paul S Weiss and Louis Bouchard are co-investigators on a multi-institutional quantum biology team to receive a three-year $1M award from the prestigious WM Keck Foundation.
Professor David S. Goodsell
Apr 14, 2022
Structural biologist and artist David Goodsell (PhD ‘87 Biochemistry, Dickerson) wins the Protein Society’s 2022 Carl Brändén Award for his exceptional contributions in the areas of education and/or service to the field. 
Ashley Shin
Apr 8, 2022
Graduate student Ashley Shin (Caram group) has been selected to receive the Charles E and Sue K Young Graduate Student Fellowship Award for 2022-23. 
Professor Shimon Weiss
Apr 8, 2022
Biophysicist Professor Shimon Weiss has been selected as one of two awardees of the 2022 Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics.
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Apr 7, 2022
Congratulations to our current students and alumni who have received prestigious 2022 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Awards and Honorable Mentions.
Lauren Tan
Apr 4, 2022
Third-year chemistry undergraduate researcher Laurie Tan (Caram group) is one of two UCLA students to be named Goldwater Scholars in 2022. 
Best Graduate Schools U.S. News & World Report
Apr 1, 2022
UCLA’s chemistry and biochemistry graduate degree programs are among the best in the nation, according to US News & World Report's Best Graduate School rankings. 
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Professor Paula Diaconescu
Mar 31, 2022

Professor Paula Diaconescu has been awarded an American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI) Oilfield Chemistry Roundtable Grant.

Austin Ready
Mar 31, 2022

PhD student Austin Ready (Spokoyny lab) has been selected for the AFRL 2022 Space Scholars Program to work on the design, fabrication, characterization, and development of functional coatings and materials for space technology.

Cooper Jamieson
Mar 31, 2022
Alumnus Cooper Jamieson (PhD ’21, Houk/Tang groups) has been selected to participate in the 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in June 2022. 
Eric Y. Lin
Mar 30, 2022
1st year chemistry PhD student and 3rd year DGSOM MD-PhD student Eric Lin (Sletten lab) receives Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program Predoctoral Fellowship. 
Andrew Dawson
Mar 24, 2022
Graduate student Andrew Dawson (Tolbert group) has been named a 2022 CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellow, serving on the Senate Housing Committee.
Mar 18, 2022
93 years ago today, Chemistry 1A was the first class ever taught at UCLA's Westwood campus.
Dr. Laurence Lavelle aka DJLL
Mar 17, 2022
Students from Dr Laurence Lavelle’s Chem 14B classes thoroughly enjoyed a fun “Karaoke Night w/ DJ Lavelle” virtual event and contest on March 11th. 
Dr. Dale Joseph Meier
Mar 15, 2022
We are sad to report that alumnus Dale Joseph Meier (PhD ’51) passed away at the age of 99 on March 12, 2022.
Professor Anastassia Alexandrova
Mar 15, 2022
Professor Anastassia Alexandrova will give the keynote address at the Sunday, March 20th ACS Spring 2022 Keynote Opening Session, which she also organized.
Professor Phillipe Sautet
Mar 15, 2022
Team led by Professor Phillipe Sautet discovers how rhodium undergoes structural changes during chemical reactions for production of chemicals and fuels.
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Mar 11, 2022
ChemMatch, a new website created by a team led by Professor Neil Garg to inspire a love of chemistry, is featured in the Daily Bruin.