Dr. Nako Nakatsuka
Jun 15, 2018
Alumna Nako Nakatsuka (PhD ’17) was chosen to serve as one of two student processional marshals for the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.
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Jun 14, 2018
UCLA chemistry and biochemistry assistant professors Hosea Nelson and Jose Rodriguez (BS '07, PhD '12) have been selected as 2018 Pew Scholars.
Professor Ellen Sletten
Jun 14, 2018
Professor Ellen Sletten is one of thirteen UCLA junior faculty members selected to receive the prestigious UCLA Hellman Fellows award.
Professor Xiangfeng Duan
Jun 14, 2018
The team, co-led by Professor Xiangfeng Duan, reported on their development of a new process for assembling seminconductor devices.
UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship
Jun 13, 2018
Fourteen chemistry & biochemistry graduate student researchers receive the 2018-2019 UCLA Graduate Division Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF).
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Jun 13, 2018
Four dynamic speakers are scheduled for our 2018-19 Distinguished Lecture Series: George Whitesides, David Schuster, Joanna Aizenberg, & Zhenan Bao.
Professor Mostafa El-Sayed
Jun 8, 2018
On June 4th, leading nanoscience researcher Professor Mostafa El-Sayed (Georgia Institute of Technology) gave the 2018 Daniel Kivelson Lecture. 
John "Jack" D. Roberts
Jun 7, 2018
On Thursday, October 18, 2018, Professors George Whitesides (Harvard) and David Schuster (NYU) will present the 2018 John D Roberts Lecture at UCLA.
Zeeshan Parvez
Jun 7, 2018
First-year graduate student and US Marine Corps veteran Zeeshan Parvez (Spokoyny group) has been named a Tillman Scholar for the class of 2018.
Professor Juli Feigon
Jun 7, 2018
The groundbreaking research, led by Professor Juli Feigon, was recently published in the prestigious journal Cell.
Grad student helping children
Jun 7, 2018
UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry organic chemists engaged future scientists at the 4th annual Warner Science Slam on May 20, 2018.
Professor Zhao Li
Jun 7, 2018
The UCLA Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching has selected Professor Zhao Li for a 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award for Non-Senate Faculty.
Teacher Scholar News
Jun 6, 2018
In July 2018 we will welcome two alumni as our new 2018-2021 Postdoctoral Teacher-Scholars and we will bid farewell to one of our 2016-2019 Postdoctoral Teacher-Scholars. 
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Jun 5, 2018
The annual Organic Graduate Symposium on Saturday, June 2, 2018, featured research talks by fifteen chemistry graduate students.
Paul D. Boyer
Jun 4, 2018
We are sad to report that UCLA Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry Paul Boyer, who won the 1997 Nobel Prize in chemistry, passed away on June 2, 2018 at age 99.  
Chloe Cheng
Jun 1, 2018
Biochemistry senior Chloe Cheng is among three undergraduates recognized nationally by the Alpha Chi Sigma Scholar Award honorable mention.
Jun 1, 2018
Professors Anastassia Alexandrova and Margot Quinlan receive inaugural Undergraduate Research Week Faculty Mentor Awards.
Blavatnik medal
May 31, 2018
Professors Xiangfeng Duan and Neil Garg have been named two of 31 National Finalists for the 2018 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists.
student at poster
May 31, 2018
Over 40 undergraduate researchers from the department presented posters at the UCLA Research Poster Day, six were awarded the prestigious Science Dean's Prize. 
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May 31, 2018
The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) funding enables Professor Michael Jung’s group to successfully adopt the use of waterless condensers in their organic synthesis work.
Glass award
May 25, 2018
On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, over 170 people gathered at the Luskin Center to celebrate the installation of six new endowed Chairs for the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry.
Dr. Laurence Lavelle
May 25, 2018
In Chemistry World, Laurence Lavelle is interviewed about placement of the Group 3 elements in the periodic table, and the d-block and f-block elements
group photo of visiting students
May 23, 2018
The Organization for Cultural Diversity in Science (OCDS) held its second annual Spring Science and Engineering Showcase for local community college students.   
Professor Benjamin Schwartz
May 23, 2018
Professor Benjamin Schwartz and graduate student Devon Widmer co-authored the paper featured in a recent issue of the prestigious journal Nature Chemistry.
Dr. Harlan Amstutz
May 18, 2018
Alumnus Harlan Amstutz (’53, MD ’56) has been selected for the 2018 UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Alumni Award.