Professor Sri Kosuri
Aug 20, 2019

On August 14, 2019, members of the department gathered to celebrate the recent promotion and tenure of Professor Sriram “Sri” Kosuri.

Teacher-Scholar Instructor News
Aug 15, 2019
This year we welcome two new Teacher-Scholars and bid farewell to four former Teacher-Scholars. 
 
Professor Thomas Mason
Aug 14, 2019
Alumnus Dr Dimitri Bikos (PhD '18) and Professor Thomas Mason have created a new technique that uses gel electrophoresis to collide bands of reacting species.
 
Royce Hall
Aug 14, 2019
UCLA's Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Structural Biology program PhD outcome data featured in ASBMB Today
Kelly Wong
Aug 13, 2019
PhD student Kelly Wong helped create an innovative organic chemistry board game called REACT!, which helps students have fun while learning organic chemistry. 
 
Paul Phartho and Professor Neil Garg
Aug 8, 2019
On August 1, 2019, the department held a reception for undergraduate and high school students who conduct research in chemistry & biochemistry faculty labs. 
 
Professor Philippe Sautet
Aug 6, 2019
UCLA chemical engineers and their French and Belgian colleagues discover heterogeneous catalysts for a more sustainable and selective production of amines. 
 
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Aug 6, 2019
Professors Ellen Sletten and Jeffrey Zink and their group members join with researchers in Germany to develop new optical imaging agents.
 
Eric Scerri
Aug 2, 2019

UCLA chemistry lecturer and author Eric Scerri, world expert on the periodic table, discusses the 150th anniversary of the periodic table with NBC TV.

Erick Velasquez
Aug 1, 2019
PhD student Erick Velasquez and Professor Jorge Torres selected by the HHMI to be one of 44 doctoral adviser-student pairs to receive a 2019 Gilliam Fellowship.
Jul 31, 2019
Fourth-year BMSB PhD student Colleen Hui from Merchant lab has been selected as a Graduate Scholar at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). 
 
Professor Patrick Lam
Jul 26, 2019
Alum Professor Patrick Y-S Lam (Postdoc, ’80-84 Jung/Cram) leads symposium celebrating the 20th anniversary of the discovery of the Chan-Lam Reaction.
 
Dr. Michael Varney
Jul 25, 2019
Photos from the 2019 Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Commencement Ceremony and a video of Dr Michael Varney’s commencement address are now available.
 
Professor Neil Garg
Jul 19, 2019
Department Chair Professor Neil Garg has been selected for the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Organic Chemistry’s 2019 Leete Award.
 
Albert Liu
Jul 18, 2019
Albert Liu, former Houk group high school student researcher, wins silver medal at the 51st International Chemistry Olympiad in Paris.
 
UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Logo
Jul 17, 2019
On August 27, at the UCLA Research Showcase and Reception in San Diego, we will toast faculty and alumni who are being honored by the ACS. 
 
Professor Ellen Sletten
Jul 15, 2019
Professor Ellen Sletten has been named a 2019 ACS Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) Young Investigator.
 
Professor Joanne Stubbe
Jul 15, 2019
Alumna Professor JoAnne Stubbe (Postdoc, ‘71-72 Rebek) has been awarded the American Chemical Society’s highest honor, the 2020 Priestley Medal.
 
Professor Miguel Garcia-Garibay
Jul 15, 2019
Physical Sciences Dean Miguel García-Garibay has been elected a 2019 Fellow of the American Chemical Society.
 
Professor Robert McMahon
Jul 12, 2019
UCLA alum Robert McMahon (PhD ’85), Professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, selected for prestigious ACS 2019 Arthur C Cope Scholar Award. 
 
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Jul 11, 2019
The summer seminar series, hosted by the Graduate Biochemistry Student Association (gBSA), features alumni career talks & research talks by postdocs.
 
Professor Keriann Backus
Jul 10, 2019
Professor Keriann Backus is the recipient of a prestigious 2019 Young Faculty Award from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
 
UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Logo
Jul 9, 2019
Professors Anastassia Alexandrova, Patrick Harran, and Margot Quinlan have agreed to serve as the Vice Chairs of the department, effective July 1, 2019.
 
Jul 5, 2019
The Houk group hosted the CCHF Virtual Symposum 14 sponsored by the Center for Selective C-H Functionalization (CHF).
 
Mercedes Cornelius
Jun 28, 2019
Alumna Mercedes Cornelius (BS '18 Paul Weiss group) appears in episode of web series, Nerd Girl Nation, which features women in STEM fields.
 

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