Mackenzie Anderson
Oct 2, 2020
Graduate student Mackenzie Anderson ‘17 (Kaner group) is selected for prestigious 2020 NWRI-SCSC Fellowship.
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Sep 30, 2020

The Tang, Garg, and Houk research groups have discovered nature’s natural protein catalysts (enzymes) that catalyze the Alder-ene reaction.

Dr. Audree Fowler
Sep 28, 2020

BMSB graduate students Janine Fu, Calina Glynn, and Jiahui Lu have been selected as 2020-21 Audree Fowler Fellows in Protein Science.

Professor Richard Kaner
Sep 28, 2020

Professor Richard Kaner has been elected a 2020 Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Professor Francois Diederich
Sep 25, 2020
We are sad to report that UCLA postdoc alum and former faculty member Professor François Diederich (ETH Zürich) passed away on September 23. 
Chaungzhen Zhao
Sep 24, 2020

Graduate student Chuanzhen Zhao (P Weiss/A Andrews groups) receives the prestigious Dimitris N Chorafas Foundation Award. 

Professors Patrick Harran and Ken Houk
Sep 18, 2020
Harran and Houk groups create computer software that predicts structure and three-dimensional conformations of products made from synthetic reaction sequences.  
Professors Jose Rodriguez and Jorge Torres
Sep 17, 2020

Professors Jose Rodriguez and Jorge Torres are recognized in Cell Press’ list of 100 inspiring Hispanic/Latinx scientists in America.

Sep 17, 2020

The department is seeking outstanding candidates for tenure–track or tenured faculty positions at the level of Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor. 

Professor Neil Garg
Sep 17, 2020
In Chemical & Engineering News article, Professor Neil Garg discusses mentoring with columnist and Emory chemistry professor Jen Heemstra.
Professor John Wasson
Sep 16, 2020
We are sad to report that UCLA cosmochemist Emeritus Professor John Wasson passed away peacefully at the age of 86 on September 7.
Professor Chong Liu
Sep 10, 2020
Professor Chong Liu receives a highly prestigious Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA or R35) award from the NIH/NIGMS.
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Sep 9, 2020
In the journal Nature, the Garg and Houk groups report the use of unusual strained intermediates in asymmetric catalysis, work highlighted in C&EN. 
Professor Nancy Goroff
Sep 8, 2020
Stony Brook professor Nancy Goroff (PhD ’94), the Democratic nominee for Congress in New York’s First Congressional District, is profiled in C&EN
Jianxing Huang
Sep 3, 2020
Northwestern Professor Jiaxing Huang (PhD ’04, Kaner group) named inaugural Editor-in-Chief of new ACS journal Accounts of Materials Research
Undergraduate Departmental Awards
Sep 2, 2020
Each year we recognize our undergraduate students with departmental awards for their accomplishments in academics and in research.
Professor Anastassia Alexandrova
Aug 31, 2020
Professor Anastassia Alexandrova’s 2017 Viewpoint article is selected for ACS Catalysis Virtual Issue: “Blurring the Lines Between Catalysis Subdisciplines”. 
Professor M. Frederick Hawthorne
Aug 26, 2020
A new American Chemical Society (ACS) national award honors boron research pioneer UCLA Professor Emeritus M Frederick Hawthorne. 
Nicole Lynn
Aug 26, 2020
BMSB PhD student Nicole Lynn (Torres lab) writes second article for ASBMB Today magazine as part of their contributor program.  
Richard Dickerson
Aug 24, 2020
Honoring Professor Emeritus Richard Dickerson, a giant in structural biology, a new fund is being established to provide resources for an enriched biochemistry seminar series at UCLA.  
Raymond A. Wilson
Aug 20, 2020
We are sad to report that long-time supporter and alumnus Raymond Wilson ’43 passed away at the age of 98 on August 2, 2020.
Osvaldo Gutierrez
Aug 20, 2020
Former Houk group undergraduate researcher Professor Osvaldo Gutierrez, University of Maryland, named one of Chemical and Engineering News’ Talented 12.
Professor Ken Houk
Aug 14, 2020
Professor Kendall Houk receives the 2021 Roger Adams Award in Organic Chemistry, one of the most important awards given by the ACS. 
Samantha Mensah
Aug 10, 2020
PhD student Samantha Mensah (Andrews/P Weiss labs) co-organizes #BlackInChem week to create dialogue and amplify the work of other Black researchers on Twitter.
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Aug 5, 2020
In a new video, Professors Hosea Nelson and Jose Rodriguez speak about their research and the importance of diversity and inclusion in the sciences.