Professor Richard Dickerson
Oct 6, 2021
We are pleased to honor UCLA biochemist Emeritus Professor Richard Dickerson, a giant in structural biology, who turned 90 on October 8, 2021.
Professor Shimon Weiss
Oct 6, 2021
Professor Shimon Weiss wins Biophysical Society's Kazuhiko Kinosita Award in Single-Molecule Biophysics for trailblazing contributions to the field of single-molecule fluorescence detection biophysics.  
Professor Richard Kaner
Oct 6, 2021
Professor Richard Kaner has been selected to receive the Qian Baojun Fiber Award (Distinguished Achievement) for his "pioneering work of conducting organic fibers especially conducting polyaniline nanofibers.”
Professor Keriann Backus
Oct 6, 2021
Professor Keriann Backus receives prestigious $1.5 million New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) High-Risk, High-Reward Research program.  
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Professor Ken Houk
Oct 1, 2021
Professor Ken Houk has been named winner of the prestigious 2021 Foresight Institute Feynman Prize for Theory in nanotechnology.  
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Sep 30, 2021
Professor Abigail Doyle and alum Northeastern Assistant Professor Steven Lopez (PhD ’15, Houk) are co-PIs on the new $15M NSF Institute for Data-Driven Dynamical Design.
Audrey Fowler
Sep 28, 2021
Graduate students Weixian Deng, Yi Xiao "Sean" Jiang, Maria Flores, Carter Lantz, and Logan Richards have been selected as 2021-2022 Fowler Fellows.
Professor Anastassia Alexandrova
Sep 28, 2021
Professor Anastassia Alexandrova has been selected to receive the prestigious Max Planck-Humboldt Medal, which honors extraordinary scientists outside Germany with outstanding future potential.
Professor Abigail Doyle
Sep 27, 2021
Professor Abigail Doyle wins the ACS EJ Corey award for her outstanding original and insightful contributions to organic synthesis.
Professor Richard Kaner
Sep 27, 2021
Professor Richard Kaner wins the ACS Award in Applied Polymer Science in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the science or technology of plastics, coatings, polymer composites, adhesives, and related fields.  
Professor Justin Caram
Sep 22, 2021
Professor Justin Caram will play a key role in the development of the new CNSI Quantum Biology Center at UCLA, where students and early-career researchers will be trained, and interdisciplinary research collaborations will be fostered. 
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Sep 17, 2021
A UCLA-led team of engineers and chemists take a major step forward in the development of microbial fuel cells - a technology that utilizes natural bacteria to extract electrons from organic matter in wastewater to generate electrical currents. 
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Sep 13, 2021

Hawthorne’s work was groundbreaking in the sciences. A true chemistry pioneer, his work can be seen in every inorganic chemistry textbook today.

Tom Mason
Sep 3, 2021
Professor Thomas Mason and graduate student Tianren Yu have designed and lithographically created novel lock-and-key colloidal polymers.
Dr. Myung Ki "Mike" Hong
Sep 1, 2021

We are sad to report that long-time supporter and alumnus Dr. Myung Ki “Mike” Hong ‘59 passed away on August 18, 2021 at the age of 87.

Aug 31, 2021
PhD alums Elias Picazo and Marco Messina are chosen for the ASBMB’s inaugural 2021 cohort for the MOSAIC program.
Professor Ken Houk
Aug 24, 2021
Distinguished Research Professor Kendall Houk receives the 2021 Roger Adams Award in Organic Chemistry, one of the most important awards given by the ACS. 
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.