Jun 19, 2020
Materials chemistry graduate student Omar Leon (Schwartz group) has been selected to receive a prestigious 2020-21 UCLA Graduate Council Diversity Fellowship.
Lucía Fernández del Río
Jun 19, 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher Lucía Fernández del Río, from Professor Catherine Clarke’s group, receives one of three 2020 Boyer/Parvin Postdoctoral Awards.

Yue "Jessica" Wang
Jun 18, 2020
True Bruin alumna and UC Merced assistant professor Yue “Jessica” Wang (BS ’08, PhD ’14 Kaner group) named winner of 2020 Beckman Young Investigator Award.
Blavatnik Medal
Jun 17, 2020
Neil Garg and alumni Luis Campos and Will Dichtel named National Finalists for the 2020 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists.
Professor Ohyun Kwon
Jun 16, 2020
Ohyun Kwon wins the prestigious 2019-2020 McCoy Award, which recognizes the greatest contribution of the year to the science of chemistry and biochemistry.  
Black Lives Matter
Jun 12, 2020
Professor Hosea Nelson and PhD students Sophia King and Ani Mustafa quoted in article discussing how chemists are acting against racism and inequality in STEM. 
Department logo
Jun 11, 2020
Each year at commencement we recognize our undergraduate students for their accomplishments in academics and in research.
UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Supports Diversity in STEM
Jun 11, 2020
The UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry stands with the Black Lives Matter movement. 
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. 

UCLA Physical Sciences Logo
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.
Department logo
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.