Dr. Mary Good
Nov 21, 2019
Pioneering scientist Professor Mary Good, the first woman to receive the Glenn T Seaborg Medal in 1996, passed away on November 20, 2019, at the age of 88.
Professor Jennifer Doudna
Nov 21, 2019
Professor Jennifer Doudna (University of California, Berkeley) gave the 2019 Donald J Cram Distinguished Lecture on November 14.  
Professor Alex Spokoyny
Nov 20, 2019
Professor Alex Spokoyny and fourth-year PhD student Mary Grumbles discuss undergraduate chemistry projects focused on communicating chemistry and science. 
test tubes
Nov 19, 2019
Four UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty are among the most influential scientists in their fields for 2019, as determined by Clarivate Analytics.
Christopher Jones at the podium
Nov 15, 2019
Third-year graduate student and US Navy veteran Christopher Jones (Nelson group) speaks at ceremony honoring the nation’s veterans.
Professor Edward Dennis
Nov 15, 2019
Professor Edward Dennis (University of California, San Diego) received the MBI Sigman Lectureship Award at a special symposium on November 7, 2019.
Professor Bert Meijer
Nov 12, 2019
Supramolecular polymer chemistry pioneer Professor Bert Meijer (Eindhoven University of Technology) presented the 2019 Saul Winstein Lecture on November 7, 2019.
Zerina Mehmedovic
Nov 7, 2019
Second-year graduate Zerina Mehmedović (Alexandrova group) has been chosen to participate in the prestigious ACS/AACT Science Coaches program.
Audree Fowler
Nov 7, 2019
BMSB graduate students David Boyer, Orlando Martinez, and John Muroski have been selected as 2019-20 Audree Fowler Fellows in Protein Science.
Professor Fraser Stoddart with Janice Lin
Nov 4, 2019
Alumna Janice Lin (PhD '18 Houk group), now a Business Development Associate at Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, receives the 2019 Norma Stoddart Prize. 
Professor Paul Weiss
Oct 31, 2019
Professor Paul S Weiss has been awarded the AVS Nanometer-Scale Science and Technology Division (NSTD) 2019 Nanotechnology Recognition Award.
Professor Saul Winstein
Oct 31, 2019
November 23, 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of the untimely death of noted scientist UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry professor Saul Winstein at age 57.  
ACS logo
Oct 31, 2019
UCLA SMACS receives their first outstanding performance rating from the ACS as well as a 2018-19 Green Chemistry Student Chapter Award.
Students with pumpkin
Oct 29, 2019
UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry students visited the local elementary school to demonstrate experiments with a Halloween theme.
Professor Cathy Clarke
Oct 24, 2019
Professor Catherine Clarke has been appointed the first Associate Dean for Special Projects in the UCLA Division of Physical Sciences. 
Hannah Bailey with students at EYU
Oct 24, 2019
Chemistry & Biochemistry researchers are featured in new short video promoting UCLA’s upcoming free annual science festival taking place on November 3, 2019.
Oct 24, 2019
Professor Marcos Dantus (Michigan State University) gave the second Richard Bernstein Lecture of the year on October 21, 2019.
Trivia night
Oct 23, 2019
The Graduate Biochemistry Student Association (gBSA) crowned its new champion of the department-wide trivia night on October 20, 2019.
Bhagwandin, Dayanni
Oct 22, 2019
PhD student Dayanni Bhagwandin (Rubin Group) is featured in UCLA’s Center for Diverse Leadership in Science (CDLS) video series highlighting diverse scientists.  
Professor Anastassia Alexandrova
Oct 18, 2019
Professor Anastassia Alexandrova discusses her passion for teaching in a short video made as part of the UCLA Academic Senate's recognition.
Dr. Jennifer Casey
Oct 18, 2019
Professor Jennifer Casey explains her approach to teaching in a short video recorded as part of the UCLA Academic Senate's recognition.
KJ Winchell
Oct 17, 2019
Graduate student Katherine "KJ" Winchell (Tolbert group) discusses the importance of making chemistry accessible in a short video recorded as part the UCLA Academic Senate's recognition.
Professor Jose Rodriguez
Oct 15, 2019

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has selected Professor Jose Rodriquez as one of 22 recipients for the 2019 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering.  

New students
Oct 11, 2019
On the day before instruction officially began, the department held its fifth annual welcome reception for new undergraduate students.  
Professor Paul Boyer
Oct 9, 2019
To honor Nobel Laureate and UCLA professor Paul Boyer we are establishing an endowment to permanently fund summer undergraduate research fellowships.