Professor Neil Garg
Jan 22, 2021
Professor Neil Garg's laboratory has been awarded a highly prestigious Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) R35 Grant from the NIH/NIGMS.
In the News
Jan 21, 2021
Essays by graduate students Arundhati Deshmukh and Xiaofei “Fay” Lin are featured in C&EN article about the chemistry graduate school experience.
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Professor Francois Diederich
Jan 12, 2021
Retrospective by Professors Ken Houk and J Fraser Stoddart honors UCLA postdoc alum and former faculty member Professor François Diederich (ETH Zürich).
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Jan 7, 2021
To earn bonus points, undergraduate students in Teacher Scholar Instructor Dr Daniel Nasrallah’s Fall Chem 30BL class created clever Zoom background images.
Dayanni Bhagwandin
Dec 17, 2020
Graduate student and LS 192 Teaching Assistant Dayanni Bhagwandin analyses the correlation between student engagement and camera usage in breakout rooms. 
Dr. Eric Scerri
Dec 17, 2020
UCLA chemistry lecturer and author Eric Scerri discusses how philosophy and chemistry combine in new Academic Influence video. 
Professor Hosea Nelson
Dec 16, 2020
Professor Hosea Nelson receives the 2020 Novartis Early Career Award in Organic Chemistry in recognition of his outstanding scientific achievements in academia. 
Professor Paul Weiss
Dec 15, 2020
Professor Paul Weiss' group’s research is included in the University of California's “10 biggest (non-COVID) science stories you might have missed in 2020”.
Matthew Voss
Dec 11, 2020
A collaboration between UCLA, University of Washington, and Beijing Institute of Technology discovers a doped polymer system that exclusively forms bipolarons.
Professor William Gelbart
Dec 9, 2020
In a new video, UCLA physical virologist Professor William Gelbart discusses the therapeutic and preventative COVID-19 vaccine that his group is developing. 
Professor Michael Thompson
Dec 7, 2020
Inspired by the pandemic, UC Merced professor Michael Thompson (PhD ’14 BMSB Yeates) uses X-ray crystallography to visualize therapeutic molecules for antiviral therapies.
Chuanzhen Zhao
Dec 3, 2020
Graduate student Chuanzhen Zhao (P Weiss/A Andrews groups) wins Materials Research Society (MRS) Gold Graduate Student Award. 
Carole Linster
Dec 3, 2020
Postdoc alum Carole Linster and her team at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) win FNR 2020 Award for Outstanding Scientific Publication.
Professor Ellen Sletten
Dec 1, 2020
Professor Ellen Sletten and collaborators are one of 13 research teams chosen for a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) Deep Tissue Imaging grant.  
Professor Paul Weiss
Dec 1, 2020
Professor Paul Weiss has been named an IEEE Fellow in recognition of his contributions to nanoscience and specifically electronic transport in molecular systems. 
Teacher-Scholar Instructor News
Nov 25, 2020
We are pleased to welcome to the department our two new Teacher-Scholar Instructional faculty members. 
Nicole Lynn
Nov 24, 2020
BMSB PhD student Nicole Lynn (Torres lab) writes third article for ASBMB Today magazine as part of their contributor program.  
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Nov 20, 2020
PhD students Tim Boit, Jason Chari, and Rachel Knapp receive the 2020 Education Innovation Award for creating and teaching a successful online summer course. 
Professor Alex Spokoyny
Nov 20, 2020
In the inaugural podcast of UCLA’s Bruin Family Insights, Professor Alex Spokoyny discusses the challenges of teaching and mentoring remotely during a pandemic. 
Home to Highly Cited Researchers 2020
Nov 18, 2020
Four UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty have been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers™ 2020 list from Clarivate, placing them among world’s most influential scholars, based on citations.
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Nov 17, 2020
UCLA graduate students launch crowdfunding campaign to raise $100K to endow an annual UCLA lectureship series to celebrate Black chemists and biochemists.
Professor Neil Garg
Nov 13, 2020
KCET’s online magazine “Southland Sessions” and UCLA Arts “Works in Progress” podcast feature Professor Neil Garg and his passion for education.  
Professor Xiangfeng Duan
Nov 12, 2020
Professor Xiangfeng Duan's group and UCLA collaborators devise an approach that could enable the development of programmable devices made of 2-D semiconductors. 
Professor Ellen Sletten
Nov 10, 2020
Professor Ellen Sletten is one of four young investigators selected for the 2020 International Chemical Biology Society (ICBS) Young Chemical Biologist Award. 
Professor Anastassia Alexandrova
Nov 9, 2020
Article by Anastassia Alexandrova and Borna Zandkarimi (PhD ’20) is one of five top cited Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters catalysis papers.