Aerial view of UCSD campus looking South
Geisel Library - Nobel Laureates at UCSD
Discovery of new atmospheric reaction garners prize
Natural Sciences Building
The crystal structure of a group II intron in the pre-catalytic state
Structure of an inhibitor of hepatitis C virus protein synthesis bound to its target in the viral ribonucleic acid (RNA) genome
ANCA probe staining amyloid plaques derived from Alzheimer’s-related Aβ peptides fluoresces as green and as yellow when derived from prion proteins (PrPSC)
Generation of bio-resistive surface coatings on amyloids inhibits harmful protein-amyloid interactions associated with Alzheimer disease
Proposed schematic models of the interfacial binding surface of four different members of the Phospholipase A2 superfamily
Urey Hall and Pacific Hall
Characterization of the "inhibitor binding pocket" in the catalytic domain of the calcium-independent phospholipase A2 with residues within a 5 A raidus of the inhibitor shown
A Crystalline Singlet Phosphinonitrene: a Nitrogen Atom Transfer Agent
Drug candidate in orange envelope bound to UPPS
Possible binding modes for phospholipase A2 via its membrane interaction site, another allosteric site, and its catalytic site
Varnavas Mouchlis received the Wiley Computers in Chemistry Outstanding Postdoc Award at the recent 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting. The Wiley Computers in Chemistry Outstanding Postdoc Award program is organized by ACS COMP Division, sponsored by Wiley and presented by the Int. Journal of Quantum Chemistry and the Journal of Computational Chemistry. More information on this award, click here here
Distinguished Professor Guy Bertrand has been awarded the 2017 Luigi Sacconi Medal from the Inorganic Chemistry Division of the Italian Chemical Society and the Luigi Sacconi Foundation. A public announcement from the Foundation will be forthcoming.
This recognition is given when achievements in Inorganic Chemistry have been of top quality over the duration of an entire scientific career.
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Jonathan Trueblood from the Grassian Lab, and working in CAICE, is one of 10 finalists for the UCSD Grad SLAM contest. The winner from our Campus will represent UC San Diego in the UC system-wide Grad SLAM competition in northern California. Come support Jonathan in the final round April 5, 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Student Services Center Multipurpose Room. Congratulations on being a finalist!
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Wei Xiong was awarded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) the Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) Award. The YIP is open to scientists and engineers at research institutions across the United States who received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last five years and who show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research. The objective of this program is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering, enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators, and increase opportunities for the young investigators to recognize the Air Force mission and the related challenges in science and engineering. Those selected will receive the grant over a 3 year period. For more information click here here
Professor Joshua Figueroa has been awarded a 2017 Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers. The Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship supports an extended stay in Germany to carry out research in cooperation with academic hosts at institutions within the country. Professor Figueroa will be working with Prof. Dr. Manfred Scheer at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Regensburg on the interaction between transition metals and main-group elements. For more information click here here
Professor Neal Devaraj has been awarded a 2017 The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) research grant. HFSP supports novel, innovative and interdisciplinary basic research focused on the complex mechanisms of living organisms. Research is funded at all levels of biological complexity from biomolecules to the interactions between organisms. Prof. Devaraj’s lab will collaborate with an international team of researchers in Spain and Japan to develop synthetic cells containing artificial cytoskeletons. Worldwide, 30 grants were awarded from a total of 1073 letters of intent.
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We proudly announce that the National Science Foundation has selected Alejandra Arroyave from the Figueroa Lab and Reta Sarsam from the Joseph/Leschziner Labs in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry as recipients of the 2017 Graduate Research Fellowship!