Congratulations to this year’s Dissertation Year Fellowship recipients

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14 chemistry & biochemistry graduate student researchers receive the 2020-2021 UCLA Graduate Division Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF). 

The fellowship is intended to support doctoral students who are within one year of completing and filing their dissertation. It includes a $20,000 stipend plus standard tuition and fees (excluding nonresident tuition). Each year, approximately 200 Dissertation Year Fellowships (DYF) are awarded to UCLA graduate students who are nominated for the fellowship by their department.

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This year’s DYF recipients: pictured above – beginning at top row, left to rightMackenzie Anderson (Kaner group), Jason Chari (Garg group), Lee Joon Kim (Nelson group), Carter Lantz (Loo group), Irene Lim (Sletten group), Margeaux Miller (Sletten group), Benjamin Natinsky (Liu group), Sepand Nistanaki (Nelson group), Ishika Saha (Harran group), Gail Willson Vinnacombe (P. Weiss group), Andy Vong (Schwartz group), Chenxiang Wang (Kaner group), and Ziyang Wei (Sautet group). Cheylene Tanimoto (Gelbart/Knobler group) received a 2021 DYF as part of the 2021 Distinguished Teaching Award for Teaching Assistants that she received in April of this year.

Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry,