Chemistry & Biochemistry

Biology’s Lost Children

What are viruses, really? And where did they come from? UCLA’s Chemistry and Biochemistry department is pushing the boundaries of virology, and helping to answer that question once and for all.

UCLA receives $1 million NSF grant to develop quantum sensors

Researchers aim to measure and understand atmospheric and aerosol chemistries that standard atmospheric sensors cannot detect

Prineha Narang Named 2023 Guggenheim Fellow

Professor Prineha Narang, UCLA’s Howard Reiss Chair in Physical Sciences, has been awarded the 2023 Guggenheim Fellowship. The physical world — from gas giants in the solar system, to living organisms, and even particles — exists in a state of nonequilibrium. Narang’s research aims to better understand the dynamics of nonequilibrium states in nature –…

Explore the Master’s in Applied Chemical Sciences

A new degree program in the department of chemistry and biochemistry.

UCLA & UCSB received $23.7 million grant to study biologically based polymers

Efforts from the California NanoSystems Institutes at UCLA and researchers at UCLA to advance the use of microbes for sustainable production of new plastics has been supported by a $23.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation Materials Innovation Platforms program. Current synthetic polymers (plastic and its chemical cousin) are used widely now, however they…

Heather Maynard, Dr. Myung Ki Hong Endowed Chair in Polymer Science

The Maynard Group creates new polymeric materials to address unmet needs in medicine, while simultaneously educating the next generation of scientists. UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Professor Heather Maynard is a professor of organic chemistry at UCLA, Director of the Chemistry Biology Interface Training Program, and Associate Director of Technology and Development for the California NanoSystems…