Professor Joan Valentine
Mar 8, 2018
Joan Valentine, the first female faculty member in UCLA’s Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, was recently featured in a video by her alma mater, Princeton University.
Professor Patrick Harran
Mar 5, 2018
In the opinion piece, Professor Patrick Harran and his group were recognized for their “highly creative approach to macrocycle synthesis”.  
Dr. Maher El-Kady
Mar 5, 2018
Postdoc Maher El-Kady (Kaner Group) was recently featured for his contributions to the development of super batteries that are safer and longer lasting. 
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Mar 2, 2018
On February 26, 2018, the Graduate Biochemistry Student Association (gBSA) hosted the second event of their Navigating Graduate School Lunch Hour Series.
Professor Pratibha Varma-Nelson
Feb 28, 2018
Pratibha Varma-Nelson, Founding Executive Director of the STEM Education, Innovation and Research Institute at IUPUI, gave the February 27th seminar.
Professor Kendall Houk
Feb 27, 2018
Collaboration with researchers from China has led to development of device which could illuminate the mechanism of important chemical and biological processes.
Professor Raphael Levine
Feb 23, 2018
On the occasion of Professor Raphael “Raphy” Levine’s 80th birthday, a symposium will be held in his honor at the ACS national meeting in Boston this August.
Professor David Baker
Feb 21, 2018
Professor David Baker (University of Washington) gave the Winter 2018 UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Distinguished Lecture on Friday, February 9th. 
Students in the Chem C174 class
Feb 21, 2018
Students are following a new curriculum which allows them to pursue independent group research projects rather than simply following established lab procedures. 
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Feb 16, 2018

In the prestigious journal, Kosuri’s team of scientists report on the innovative low-cost method of building gene sequences which they developed.

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Feb 15, 2018
Professors Ellen Sletten and Hosea Nelson are two of five UCLA assistant professors selected to receive prestigious 2018 Sloan Research Fellowships.  
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Feb 12, 2018
Our Undergraduate Summer Research Program offers UCLA undergraduates the opportunity to carry out research with a faculty mentor during the summer.
Professor Alexander Spokoyny
Feb 12, 2018
UCLA chemist Professor Alexander Spokoyny is among 24 early-career scientists nationwide to be named a 2018 Cottrell Scholar. 
Professor Stephen Buchwald
Feb 8, 2018
Professor Stephen Buchwald, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was honored at the Hawthorne Lecture on January 31, 2018.
Professor Carla Koehler
Feb 5, 2018
Professor Carla Koehler was one of five researchers to speak at the prestigious “Mitochondria and Medicine: The 2017 Dr Paul Janssen Award Symposium” last year.
Professor Jean-Francois Joanny
Feb 5, 2018
Professor Jean-François Joanny (ESPCI Paris and Institut Curie Paris) gave the 4th annual Carolyn & Charles Knobler Lecture on January 22, 2018.  
Professor Ken Houk
Feb 2, 2018
Professor Ken Houk is one of the featured speakers at a special symposium at the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, LA on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.
Professor Emeritus Roberts A. Smith
Feb 2, 2018
We are sad to report that emeritus Professor Roberts (Bob) Smith passed away peacefully at the age of 89 on January 25, 2018 following a brief illness.  
Kerstin Stemple
Feb 2, 2018
We are sad to report that former long-time UCLA laboratory supervisor Kerstin E Stempel passed away on January 15, 2018.
Professor Shimon Weiss
Feb 1, 2018
Professor Shimon Weiss leads team to develop nanosensors that can be directly inserted into a cell’s lipid membrane and be used to measure membrane potential. 
Professor Christopher Foote
Jan 31, 2018
Photos from the 2018 Christopher S Foote Lecture events are now available for viewing.
Professor Jose Rodriguez
Jan 30, 2018
The researchers have determined the atomic structure of a protein fragment called a prion that is associated with infectious neurodegenerative diseases.
Prof. Neil Garg
Jan 25, 2018
Professor Neil Garg has been awarded Baylor University’s prestigious Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. 
Mackenzie Anderson
Jan 23, 2018
1st year PhD student Mackenzie Anderson (Kaner Group) awarded a 2018 American Membrane Technology Association-US Bureau of Reclamation Graduate Fellowship.
Professor Emil Reisler
Jan 22, 2018

UCLA researchers have found that modification of actin leads to dramatic changes in actin filament stability.