Samantha Theresa Mensah
Feb 22, 2021

Materials chemistry PhD student Samantha Theresa Mensah’s interview with Professor Davita Watkins of the University of Mississippi is featured in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN).

Research image
Feb 18, 2021
A highly-collaborative study at UCLA by García-Garibay, Houk and Brown (Physics) groups show promising applications of dipolar rotors in the solid state.              
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Prof. Jorge Torres
Feb 17, 2021

Professor Jorge Torres has been awarded a highly prestigious Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) R35 Grant from the NIH/NIGMS.

Feb 15, 2021
Professors Anne Andrews and Heather Maynard have been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows.
Professor Justin Caram
Feb 10, 2021
Professor Justin Caram is named as one of 25 Cottrell Scholars for the quality and innovation of his research program and his academic leadership skills. 
Professor Anne Andrews
Feb 9, 2021
Professor Anne Andrews has received the 2021 IUPAC Distinguished Women in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering award. 
Ash Shin
Feb 3, 2021
Chemistry & Biochemistry graduate students help continue CNSI’s education and outreach mission during the pandemic by developing at-home experimental protocols and delivering content to students virtually.
A computationally designed artificial enzyme to catalyze an abiological hetero-Diels-Alder reaction.
Feb 1, 2021
Ken Houk, postdoc Yike Zou, and collaborators design and improve, by directed evolution, most potent protein catalyst yet known for a Diels-Alder reaction. 
Professor Heather Maynard
Feb 1, 2021
Professor Heather Maynard named an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and starts the position on February 1, 2021.  
Professor William Gelbart
Jan 27, 2021
Professor William Gelbart’s research and its influence on the field of physical virology is featured in the New York Times Science Section. 
AXE EYU presentation
Jan 26, 2021
Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty, postdocs, grad students, and undergrads helped make Exploring Your Universe (EYU) on November 1, 2020, a huge success.
Prof. Chong Liu
Jan 26, 2021

Research team of Professor Chong Liu and UCLA postdoc alum Professor Nanette Boyle (CO School of Mines) receives $55K 2020 Scialog Collaborative Innovation Award.

Professor Neil Garg
Jan 22, 2021
Professor Neil Garg's laboratory has been awarded a highly prestigious Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) R35 Grant from the NIH/NIGMS.
In the News
Jan 21, 2021
Essays by graduate students Arundhati Deshmukh and Xiaofei “Fay” Lin are featured in C&EN article about the chemistry graduate school experience.
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Professor Francois Diederich
Jan 12, 2021
Retrospective by Professors Ken Houk and J Fraser Stoddart honors UCLA postdoc alum and former faculty member Professor François Diederich (ETH Zürich).
Biayna Ghahramanians image
Jan 7, 2021
To earn bonus points, undergraduate students in Teacher Scholar Instructor Dr Daniel Nasrallah’s Fall Chem 30BL class created clever Zoom background images.
Dayanni Bhagwandin
Dec 17, 2020
Graduate student and LS 192 Teaching Assistant Dayanni Bhagwandin analyses the correlation between student engagement and camera usage in breakout rooms. 
Dr. Eric Scerri
Dec 17, 2020
UCLA chemistry lecturer and author Eric Scerri discusses how philosophy and chemistry combine in new Academic Influence video. 
Professor Hosea Nelson
Dec 16, 2020
Professor Hosea Nelson receives the 2020 Novartis Early Career Award in Organic Chemistry in recognition of his outstanding scientific achievements in academia. 
Professor Paul Weiss
Dec 15, 2020
Professor Paul Weiss' group’s research is included in the University of California's “10 biggest (non-COVID) science stories you might have missed in 2020”.
Matthew Voss
Dec 11, 2020
A collaboration between UCLA, University of Washington, and Beijing Institute of Technology discovers a doped polymer system that exclusively forms bipolarons.
Professor William Gelbart
Dec 9, 2020
In a new video, UCLA physical virologist Professor William Gelbart discusses the therapeutic and preventative COVID-19 vaccine that his group is developing. 
Professor Michael Thompson
Dec 7, 2020
Inspired by the pandemic, UC Merced professor Michael Thompson (PhD ’14 BMSB Yeates) uses X-ray crystallography to visualize therapeutic molecules for antiviral therapies.
Chuanzhen Zhao
Dec 3, 2020
Graduate student Chuanzhen Zhao (P Weiss/A Andrews groups) wins Materials Research Society (MRS) Gold Graduate Student Award. 
Carole Linster
Dec 3, 2020
Postdoc alum Carole Linster and her team at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) win FNR 2020 Award for Outstanding Scientific Publication.