Atkinson and West
Jul 13, 2016
The first of the Daniel Atkinson & Charles West Prizes in Metabolic Biochemistry were presented to four biochemistry students at commencement ceremonies in June. 
Min Woo Kim
Jul 12, 2016
Min Woo (Mitchell) Kim (’16) (Courey group) received the awards for his service to the community and his undergraduate research work.
Dr. Richard Buller
Jul 11, 2016
Video and select photos from the 2016 Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Commencement Ceremony are now available for viewing.
William Gelbart
Jul 8, 2016
The American Chemical Society (ACS) paid tribute to the accomplishments of Professor William Gelbart in a special issue of The Journal of Physical Chemistry.
Piriya Wongkongkathep
Jul 8, 2016
Former biochemistry graduate student Piriya “Pete” Wongkongkathep received a Best Student Paper award from the International Journal of Mass Spectrometry (IJMS).
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Jul 7, 2016
Graduate student Marco Messina (advised by Maynard & Spokoyny) & postdoc Jon Axtell (Spokoyny group) led the team whose research was featured.
Emma Baker
Jul 7, 2016
Graduate student Emma Baker (Garg group) is one of eight women selected to receive the ACS Women Chemists Committee’s inaugural Merck Research Award.
Paul Weiss
Jun 24, 2016

Weiss has been awarded a research grant by the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative to support innovative interdisciplinary projects related to art and science, engineering and medicine frontier collaborations.

Amylynn Chen
Jun 17, 2016
Amylynn Chen (’16) (Kaner group) received the Chancellor’s Service Award for her service work & the Dean's Prize for her undergraduate research work.
Prof. Sabeeha Merchant
Jun 16, 2016
Professor Sabeeha Merchant has been elected a member of the Leopoldina for her scientific achievements and personal standing. 
Prof. Neil Garg
Jun 15, 2016
Professor Neil Garg received the award which recognizes outstanding achievements in catalysis sciences.
Prof. Richard Kanner
Jun 14, 2016
Professor Richard Kaner participated in UCLA’s Office of Intellectual Property’s recent 3rd Annual “Pathways to Commercialization” event.
Prof. Alexander Spokoyny
Jun 14, 2016
Professor Alexander Spokoyny has been awarded an American Chemistry Society (ACS) Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) grant.
Prof. Cathy Clarke
Jun 10, 2016
Professor Catherine F Clarke has been named the next chair of the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry effective July 1, 2016.
Winn Huynh
Jun 10, 2016
The 4th year chemistry undergraduate received the award for his work providing advice to incoming students through Facebook groups.
Prof. Carla Koehler
Jun 10, 2016
Professor Carla Koehler was recently interviewed by science journalist Robyn Williams about her mitochondria research on the popular The Science Show.
Dr. Dafni Amirsakis
Jun 9, 2016
We are sad to report that UCLA alumna and staff member Dafni Amirsakis - chemist, musician, and exercise enthusiast - passed away on May 24, 2016.
Prof. Ken Houk
Jun 9, 2016
The Houk group hosted the CCHF Virtual Symposium 04 sponsored by the Center for Selective C-H Functionalization (CHF) on June 7, 2016.
Prof. Miguel Garcia-Garibay
Jun 7, 2016

Professor and Chair Miguel García-Garibay has been selected as dean of the UCLA College of Letters and Science, Division of Physical Sciences.

Prof. Ken Houk
Jun 6, 2016
The annual symposium on June 4th featured research talks by five chemistry graduate students, a slide show, and limericks and a song by Professor Ken Houk.
Prof. JoAnne Stubbe
Jun 3, 2016
On May 25, JoAnne Stubbe (Novartis Professor of Chemistry & Biology, MIT) presented the Spring 2016 UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Distinguished Lecture.
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Jun 2, 2016
The new form of teaching used by Biochemistry lecturer Heather Tienson and Professor Alexander Spokoyny is highlighted in recent issue of Daily Bruin.
Prof. Jack D. Roberts
May 27, 2016
Professor John Roberts was honored at the May 19th event for his many contributions to chemistry, and the establishment of the new Roberts Chair was announced.
Prof. Jorge Torres
May 26, 2016
Professor Jorge Torres was presented with the 2016 UCLA Alpha Chi Sigma (AXΣ) Glenn T Seaborg Award at the annual AXΣ Seaborg Banquet on May 21st.
Prof. Sharon Glotzer
May 26, 2016
Professor Sharon Glotzer (University of Michigan) gave the 2nd annual Carolyn & Charles Knobler Lecture on May 23rd.