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Photos from the Fall 2015 UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Distinguished Lecture by Professor Yi Lu are now available for viewing.

Professor Yi Lu, Jay and Ann Schenck Professor, Departments of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, and Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign presented his lecture, “Design and Selection of Metalloenzymes and their Applications as Biocatalysts in Alternative Energies, and as Biosensors in Environmental Monitoring, Medical Diagnostics and Imaging” on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at the UCLA CNSI Auditorium.  Select photos from the event are available below.  Full gallery of the photos are available for viewing here.

Professor Yi Lu was a very early pioneer in the area of protein redesign, starting with his work published in 1992 while he was at UCLA in Professor Joan Valentine’s group. He graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from Peking University in 1986 and received his Ph.D. degree from UCLA in 1992 under Professor Valentine. After two years of postdoctoral research in Dr. Harry B. Gray group at the Caltech, Dr. Lu started his own independent career in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 1994. He is also a member of the Center for Biophysics and Computational Biology and Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.

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(Left to right) Professor Alex Spokoyny, Chair and Professor Miguel Garcia-Garibay, Professor Yi Lu, and Professor Joan Valentine.

Photos by Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry