Congratulations to the UCLA Class of 2020!
Jun 10, 2020

On Saturday, June 13, 2020, we will honor the department’s graduating students through virtual celebrations. 

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Jun 5, 2020
Professor William Gelbart was one of three UCLA Physical Sciences faculty members who spoke about their research pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dissertation Year Fellowship
Jun 4, 2020
19 chemistry & biochemistry graduate student researchers receive the 2020-2021 UCLA Graduate Division Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF). 
Professor Jorge Torres
Jun 4, 2020

The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science honors Jorge Torres for his lifelong commitment to mentoring students.

Professor Alexander Spokoyny
Jun 3, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Alexander Spokoyny on his promotion to associate professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2020.

May 29, 2020
Three chemistry & biochemistry graduate students demonstrate how biopolymers work in the first of CNSI’s Kitchen Science Experiment video series.
Undergraduate researchers
May 28, 2020
Thanks to our generous donors, 28 undergraduate students will conduct research in our faculty labs this year as summer research fellows.
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May 27, 2020
Each year we recognize our graduate students for their accomplishments in research and teaching, two of the primary missions of our university.   
May 22, 2020
Professor Ken Houk receives 2019-20 Edward A Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions and service since retirement.
Faculty Mentor Awards
May 21, 2020
Professors William Gelbart and Alexander Spokoyny receive 2020 Undergraduate Research Week Faculty Mentor Awards.
Professor Juli Feigon
May 20, 2020
Juli Feigon, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and National Academy of Sciences member, receives the 2020 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Research Award. 
Class of 2020 Commencement
May 20, 2020
This June we will honor our graduating students through virtual celebrations and then hold an in-person ceremony later during the 2020-21 academic year.  
Undergraduate Research Week
May 18, 2020

36 Chemistry & Biochemistry undergraduate students presented their research at the UCLA Undergraduate Research Showcase, five were awarded the prestigious Science Dean's Prize. 

Nicole Lynn
May 12, 2020
In honor of National Women's Health Week, BMSB PhD student Nicole Lynn (Torres lab) writes article about women’s health for ASBMB Today magazine.  
Professor Hans Reich
May 7, 2020
We are sad to report that alumnus Professor Hans J Reich (PhD ’68 Cram) died on May 1 at the age of 76 from an injury sustained in a bicycle accident.
Professor Laurence Lavelle
May 7, 2020

Educational innovator Laurence Lavelle receives 2019-20 UCLA NSF Professional Development Award for successful student resources.

Professor Richard Kaner
May 5, 2020
Research by Professor Richard Kaner’s group, published in Advanced Materials, is one of the top downloaded papers in journal’s recent publication history.
Dr. Evan Darzi
May 5, 2020
Professor Neil Garg and former postdoc Evan Darzi report the key chemical discovery necessary for the creation of a small, electronic marijuana breathalyzer. 
Professor James Gimzewski
May 5, 2020
Jim Gimzewski and alum Adam Stieg are part of team whose paper is #3 on Nature’s Scientific Reports top 100 downloaded physics papers published in 2019. 
Professor Steven Clarke
May 4, 2020
Professor Steven Clarke receives Pomona College's prestigious 2020 Blaisdell Distinguished Alumni Award for carrying "the spirit of the College" into the world. 
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Apr 29, 2020
Undergraduate researchers Sasha Gill-Ljunghammer (Tolbert Group) and Hieu Nguyen (Torres group) have been selected as 2020-2021 Beckman Scholars.  
Professor Thomas Mason
Apr 29, 2020
Professors Kun Zhao (Tianjin U) and Tom Mason (UCLA) discover tetratic order in dense 2D systems of rotationally asymmetric hard kite particles.
Professor Alex Spokoyny
Apr 28, 2020
Professor Alexander Spokoyny is among 14 honorees nationwide to receive a 2020 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.
Professor Paul Weiss
Apr 27, 2020
Team led by Professor Paul Weiss’ group develops a new method to safely, rapidly and economically deliver DNA into stem cells and immune cells. 
Professor Robin Garrell
Apr 27, 2020
Chemistry professor Robin Garrell, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate Division, to serve as new President of the CUNY Graduate Center.