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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.



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.


Aradhna Tripati: Earth,
Planetary, & Space Sciences

Aradhna Tripati's group aims to understand the role of the carbon cycle in changing seawater chemistry and climate.



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.



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.



Sabeeha Merchant: Chemistry
& Biochemistry

Sabeeha Merchant is a lead researcher on the gene sequencing of single-cell green algae, work which may have wide-reaching implications for the study of human disease.


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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.



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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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.



Song-Chun Zhu: Statistics

Song-Chun Zhu's computer vision research has exciting applications for machine learning and artificial intelligence.


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