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.
Jun 30, 2021
Academic Senate Awards were garnered by Alex Spokoyny (Senate Teaching award), PhD students Samantha Mensah (DEI award) and Cheylene Tanimoto (TA award).
Salvador Bernardino
Jun 25, 2021
Graduate student Salvador Bernardino (Harran lab) is one of 12 chemists from around the nation selected for the inaugural Merck Chemists of Color Award.
Professor Paul Weiss
Jun 25, 2021
Professor Paul Weiss is discusses his research and gives advice to young researchers in Peking Universities’ new video series  – iCANX Stories. 
UCLA Physical Sciences Centennial Awards
Jun 24, 2021
On Wednesday, May 26, 2021 we celebrated world-class research, leadership, mentorship, and teaching in UCLA’s Division of Physical Sciences at a virtual event.
Dissertation Year Fellowship
Jun 23, 2021
14 chemistry & biochemistry graduate student researchers receive the 2020-2021 UCLA Graduate Division Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF). 
2021 Organic Graduate Student Symposia
Jun 17, 2021
This year’s annual Organic Graduate Symposia on June 4th and 11th featured online research talks by 23 chemistry graduate students. 
Jun 17, 2021
PhD students Sean Atamdede and Isaura Frost and undergraduate researcher Angel Ni receive Pearl Cohen Poster Awards at the Los Angeles Bioscience Ecosystem Summit 2021 (LABEST 2021).