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
Kamil Godula, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been named a 2017 Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
As one of only two dozen early career academic scientists nationwide who received this year’s award, Godula and the other recipients will receive $100,000 this year for their research and teaching activities from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
Godula, who will use the funds to support his research program, “Harnessing the Mechanobiology of the Glycocalyx to Influence Stem Cell Specification,” also recently received a 2017 Sloan Research Fellowshp, a prestigious early-career award given by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation this year to only 126 researchers from 60 colleges and universities.
He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and his master’s degree from Marquette University.
“The Cottrell Scholar program champions the very best early career teacher-scholars in chemistry, physics and astronomy by providing these significant discretionary awards,” said Silvia Ronco, the program’s senior director.
Ronco added the program is designed to foster synergy among faculty at major American research universities and primarily undergraduate institutions.
Cottrell Scholars engage in an annual networking event, providing them an opportunity to share insights and expertise through the Cottrell Scholar Collaborative. This year’s event will be held in mid-July in Tucson, Ariz., and is expected to draw about 100 top educators from around the U.S.
“Outstanding candidates are admitted to the ranks of Cottrell Scholars through a stringent peer-review process based on their innovative research proposals and education programs,” Ronco said.
Professor Kamil Godula named 2017 Sloan Research Fellow. Six early-career faculty members at the University of California San Diego have won prestigious 2017 Sloan Research Fellowships for achievements that mark them as the nation’s future leaders in science and technology.
The campus’ six new fellows—which represent the biological and physical sciences, as well as engineering—were among only 126 researchers from 60 colleges and universities who received the honor this year.
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) selected Joel Yuen-Zhou, Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at UC San Diego as a recipient of its NSF CAREER Award. This prestigious five-year award supports the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization. The Award will support Yuen-Zhou’s research in molecular polaritonics and the resultant new opportunities for spectroscopy and control of charge and energy transport.
Professor Seth Cohen receives 2017 TREE (Transformational Research and Excellence in Education) Award. The TREE award is designed to recognize the outstanding research and educational accomplishments of the community of Cottrell Scholars. Additionally, the award serves to encourage the improvement of science education at American universities and colleges. Congratulations Seth!
The Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment (CAICE) has launched a web site for summer research opportunities.
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Kim Prather has been named one of the “top 50 women in analytical science” by the Analytical Science magazine, which recently published its first ever all-women Power List, featuring “50 talented scientists who brilliantly represent the scope and impact of the analytical sciences.” “As always, we don’t proclaim that our Power List is definitive – influence is subjective,” said Rich Whitworth, editor of the magazine. “But given its future-facing focus, we do hope it’s predictive.”
Prather, who holds the Distinguished Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry and is Director of the Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment, is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Nominations for the Analytical Scientist Power List were openly requested and reviewed by an expert judging panel consisting of well-respected scientists and the magazine’s editorial team to produce the final list of 50 women, which can be found online click here
Since it began publishing in 2013, the magazine has published two top 100 and a top 40 under 40 power list.
“Our Power Lists are intended to be a celebration of the whole analytical field – and our top 50 women list is no different in that respect; however, we do think it’s important for The Analytical Scientist to step up and highlight positive role models for young female scientists,” said Whitworth. “We also want to give the analytical community the opportunity to reflect on diversity and equality in general.”
Professor Seth Cohen recipient of the 2016 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar mentoring. The Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring recognizes faculty mentors who serve as effective advisors, advocates, role models and colleagues to their postdoctoral trainees, and who promote high standards of professionalism and research integrity. Dr. Cohen will be honored at the Postdoc Appreciation Luncheon and Award Ceremony on November 1, 2016 at Price Center Ballroom.