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
Professor Rommie Amaro has been named the Kurt Shuler Faculty Scholar in Physical Chemistry for 2016-2021. Scholar Awards in each of the department’s four divisions were inaugurated in 2006. Each award is to be held for a 5-year term, not immediately renewable. Faculty members who do not currently hold an endowed chair or the title of Distinguished Professor (Professor, Above Scale) are eligible to be awarded a named scholarship.
The Polymeric Materials: Science & Engineering (PMSE) Division of the American Chemical Society has named Prof. Kamil Godula as one of its 2017 Young Investigators. Prof. Godula is being recognized for his work in the area of polymer chemistry and biomaterials. He will be honored during a special awards symposium at the Spring 2017 ACS National Meeting in San Francisco. Please join me in congratulating Prof. Godula!
The ACA Fellow’s Program serves to recognize a high level of excellence in scientific research, teaching, and professional duties, but also service, leadership, and personal engagement in the ACA and the broader world of crystallography and science.
Tehseen Lazzouni, Recharge Analyst in the Business Office, has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year Award. This annual campus award recognizes professional and support staff from across all Vice Chancellor and Health System areas, who have demonstrated exemplary service and made other significant contributions to the UC San Diego and San Diego communities. Congratulations Tehseen!
Jamie Schiffer, a graduate student in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Doctoral Program and member of The Amaro Lab, and Dr. Robina Shaheen, a Project Scientist in the Thiemens Research Group, were two of eight awardees honored at UC San Diego’s 6th Annual Integrity Awards Ceremony. Ms. Schiffer won the 2016 Research Integrity Student Award, presented to the student whose efforts have contributed most significantly to creating a culture of research integrity on campus. Dr. Shaheen received the 2016 Research Integrity Ally Award, presented to the campus member or organization, whose voluntary activities and service in support of research integrity, go above, and beyond expectations. Congratulations Jamie and Robina!
Kimberly Prather, distinguished chair in atmospheric chemistry at the University of California San Diego, received the Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award from the California Air Resources Board. Considered the “Nobel Prize” in air quality achievement, the Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards are given annually to individuals who have made significant lifetime contributions toward improving air quality and climate change science, technology and policy, furthering the protection of public health.
Neal Devaraj, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been named a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, one of 13 faculty members nationwide to receive the honor. To view the article on UCSD News click here