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Juli Feigon:
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Juli Feigon's work sheds light on how the enzyme telomerase is assembled in cells, which may lead to a way to turn off telomerase in cancer cells and prevent them from multiplying.


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Terence Tao:

Terence Tao took calculus as a seven-year-old high school student. By age 20 he had received a Ph.D. from Princeton and joined the UCLA faculty. He has won the Fields Medal in Mathematics, a MacArthur "genius" grant, and the Crafoord Prize for Mathematics. Watch him talk about how he approaches problem solving.



David Jewitt: Earth,
Planetary, & Space Sciences

David Jewitt, director of the Institute for Planets and Exoplanets (iPLEX), won the Shaw Prize and the Kavli Prize for astrophysics, each worth $1 million, for discovering and characterizing the Kuiper Belt.



Jianwei Miao:
Physics & Astronomy

Work by Jianwei Miao's Coherent Imaging Group has allowed scientists to view the interior structure of a nanomolecule for the first time.



Andrea Ghez:
Physics & Astronomy

Andrea Ghez researches the super-massive black hole at the center of our galaxy using the largest telescope in the world. Watch her talk about why she came to UCLA.


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James McWilliams:
Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

James McWilliams researches the natural fluid dynamics of the Earth’s oceans and atmosphere. His three-dimensional simulation model of the U.S. West Coast is an important tool for interpreting coastal data and predicting future coastal changes.



Neil Garg:
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Neil Garg's exceptional research develops synthetic strategies and methods that enable the synthesis of complex bioactive molecules. He is also beloved for his Organic Chemistry course, in which students create music videos about chemical reactions.


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Edward Wright:
Physics & Astronomy

Edward L. Wright, a leading researcher in infrared astronomy and cosmology, is the principal investigator on the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), which completed a survey of the whole sky.



Suzanne Paulson: Atmospheric
& Oceanic Sciences

Suzanne Paulson's research into the atmospheric chemistry of aerosols illustrates the effect of pollutants on our health and our climate here in Los Angeles.


Joseph Teran spotlightVBTN

Joseph Teran:

Joseph Teran, named one of the "20 best brains under 40" by Discover Magazine, pioneered the use of applied mathematics in both virtual surgery and animation. Watch him discuss it here.


In The News

Steve Clarke groupSteve Clarke lauded for research excellence and commitment to student training

Chemistry & Biochemistry professor Steve Clarke is receiving the 2018 William C Rose Award by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, recognizing his outstanding biochemical and molecular biological research and commitment to the training of younger scientists. Read more...

Sustainable cityNew UCLA program trains students on sustainable food, energy and water management

Chemistry & Biochemistry Professor Paula Diaconescu co-leads the five-year initiative funded by a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Research Traineeship program. Read more...

Sun image by SOHOAstronomers find that the sun's core rotates four times faster than its surface

Roger Ulrich, a UCLA professor emeritus of astronomy, has studied the sun’s interior for more than 40 years and co-authored the study in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics. Read more...

Steven JonasPediatric physician-scientist from Paul Weiss Group wins childhood cancer research award

Steven J. Jonas, a member of professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Paul Weiss' group, was awarded a Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Young Investigator Grant. It's the first such award to a UCLA pediatric physician-scientist in over 15 years. Read more...

Andrea GhezPhysics & Astronomy professor profiled in Quanta Magazine

The interview discusses Andrea Ghez's pioneering use of adaptive optics to observe the center of the galaxy and asks what other discoveries she is tackling now. Read more...