May 22, 2013

Professor Gerard Wong and colleagues discovered that highly resilient bacteria communities known as biofilms organize in a rich-get-richer pattern similar to many economies.

May 21, 2013

With 79 new graduate students, the Fall 2013 graduate student cohort is among the largest incoming classes in the history of the department.

May 20, 2013

A full-length feature article by Dr. Eric Scerri has just appeared in the June issue of Scientific American magazine.

May 17, 2013

A groundbreaking membrane material developed by Professor Richard Kaner and his colleagues has received an international award for innovation at one of the water industry’s largest global conferences. 

May 16, 2013

The Organization for Cultural Diversity in Chemistry (OCDC) is a graduate student-led group that creates a close-knit community among graduate students and faculty and promotes cultural diversity in the sciences. 

May 15, 2013

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and the Molecular Biology Institute held the 2013 MBI Postdoctoral Awards Ceremony and Reception on May 8, 2013.  The event was hosted by Prof. Miguel Garcia-Garibay.

May 14, 2013

Professor Sabeeha Merchant was part of a team of 70 scientists from the U.S., China, Australia and Japan who have sequenced and annotated the genome of the "sacred lotus," believed to have a powerful genetic system that repairs genetic defects.

May 10, 2013

Professor Miguel Garcia-Garibay has been selected by the UCLA Academic Senate Committee on Diversity and Equal Opportunity as the faculty recipient of the 2013 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award.

May 9, 2013

Fresh off of his performance at the Nebraska Science Festival 2013, Biochemistry graduate student Jeffrey Vinokur was covered by Ariana Ricarte of the UCLA Daily Bruin.

May 8, 2013

Professor James Gimzewski and co-workers have demonstrated that graphene can be grown in prepatterned copper-coated substrates and applied to the production of MEMS devices, such as atomic force microscope (AFM) probes.

May 7, 2013

Jack Bracken (Harran Group), Xin Hong (Houk Group), Hung Pham (Houk Group), and Evan Styduhar (Garg Group) have been announced as the new Foote Fellows by the Organic Faculty at UCLA.  

May 7, 2013

Chemistry & Biochemistry Undergraduates Avalon Dismukes (Kaner Group) and Alex Yeh (Houk Group) have been selected as 2013-2014 Beckman Scholars.  

May 6, 2013

Professor Xiangfeng Duan has been awarded the 2013 Beilby Medal and Prize, administered by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.  

May 3, 2013

Professor Neil K. Garg has been selected for the 2013 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, presented by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation.

May 2, 2013

Professor Carla M. Koehler was profiled in the latest issue of the Journal of Cell Biology, published on April 29, 2013.

May 1, 2013

Two more international translations of books by Dr. Eric Scerri have been published.  They include a Chinese translation of his 2007 book on the period table and a Spanish translation of the book, "Very Short Introduction to the Periodic Table" (originally published in 2011).
 

Apr 30, 2013

The UCLA Student Chapter of ACS participated in E3 (Ecology, Economy, Equity) and UCLA Sustainability's Annual Earth Day Fair at UCLA's Intramural Field.

Apr 30, 2013

The UCLA Student Chapter of ACS hosted a tour of Chemistry & Biochemistry facilities for members of the ACS Student Chapter from Santa Monica College on April 15, 2013.

Apr 30, 2013

Professor James K. Gimzewski was highlighted in Nature Magazine's feature about scientists who are merging together their love of science and art.

Apr 25, 2013

Adam Goetz (Graduate Student, Neil Garg lab) has been awarded the 2013-14 Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Award.

Cover Article for Electronics Weekly
Apr 25, 2013

An article on Professor Richard B. Kaner's research was the cover story for Electronic Weekly for the week of April 10-16, 2013.

Apr 25, 2013

On April 13th, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry welcomed thousands of future Bruins and their families for UCLA’s Annual ‘Bruin Day’ event. 

Apr 18, 2013

A team led by Professor Carla Koehler have discovered a new agent that may be useful in strategies to remove pluripotent stem cells that fail-to-differentiate from their progeny, tissue-specific cells.

Apr 17, 2013

A new study by Professor James K. Gimzewski and collaborators suggests that the elasticity of physical matrix used for growing cardiomyocytes outside the body may be critical to the success of cardiac tissue engineering efforts.

Apr 16, 2013

Professor Sarah Tolbert was part of a team that made a form of niobium oxide suitable for serving as a high-performance supercapacitor.

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