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
Erica Lennard, Director of Student Affairs for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been nominated by the Chancellor's Office as UC San Diego's representative at the 2015 YWCA Tribute to Women & Industry (TWIN) Awards. The TWIN Awards honor women for outstanding contributions to their workplace, community or industry. The YWCA of San Diego County will announce 2015 TWIN Award recipients at its 17th Annual 'In the Company of Women' benefit on May 21, 2015. Organizers for the event also include District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and County Supervisor Diane Jacobs. Congratulations Erica!
Devaraj Lab researchers demonstrated the first modular system for targeting proteins to phospholipid membranes in a controlled and homogeneous fashion using SNAP-tags. Professor Neal Devaraj, graduate student researcher Andrew Rudd, and undergraduate student Joan Valls Cuevas reported their findings in a research paper published in the April 1, 2015 edition of the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) and the April 20, 2015 online edition of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN). Congratulations to the Devaraj team! For the full research report click here
Jamie Schiffer, a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and member of the Amaro Lab, won the NVIDIA GPU Award for Best GPU Poster at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Spring 2015 National Meeting held in Denver in March. The ACS Division of Computers in Chemistry (COMP) and NVIDIA Corporation determine the recipient of the award based on researchers who have demonstrated outstanding computational chemistry research using a GPU, whether through programming new GPU-accelerated algorithms, existing GPU-accelerated software applications, or both. Jamie’s presentation entitled, 'Entropically Driven CK-ASB9 Interaction: How GPU-enabled Computing Provided Unique Insight into an Intrinsically Disordered 116 kDa Protein Complex', was selected as the grand prize winner from a field of over 130 entrants. Congratulations Jamie!
UC San Diego Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Rommie Amaro, was honored as a finalist for the 78th District’s 2015 Woman of The Year (WOTY) by California State Assembly Speaker, Toni Atkins. The WOTY event, sponsored by the California Legislative Women's Caucus, celebrates outstanding women in California whose achievements and contributions have made a positive impact on their communities. Professor Amaro’s drug discovery research utilizing cutting-edge computational methods and her BioChemCoRe Outreach Program aimed at cultivating young women scientists were selection factors lauded by Speaker Atkins. Congratulations on this prestigious honor Rommie!
We proudly announce that the National Science Foundation has selected Aaron Ward from the Joseph Lab in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry as a recipient of the 2015 Graduate Research Fellowship!
Melissa Clark, a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and a member of the Kubiak Research Group, was selected as the inaugural recipient of the 'Area Safety Coordinator - Excellence in Safety Award'. The award is in recognition of Melissa’s outstanding contributions towards improving the culture of laboratory safety within the Kubiak Group and on a broader scale throughout the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. The Excellence in Safety Award is jointly sponsored by campus Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) and the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. Congratulations Melissa!
UC San Diego Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Katja Lindenberg, has been appointed Chancellor's Associates Endowed Chair in Chemistry and Biochemistry. This distinguished appointment recognizes Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry's Professor Lindenberg for her extraordinary contributions to teaching, research, and academic and community service. Congratulations Katja!