Department News

  • Professor Valentin Taufour (Physics) has been elected to join our Chemistry Graduate Group.
  • Incoming graduate student Jessica Ortiz, a previously participant in the UC Davis ChemEnergy REU program, has been awarded the highly competitive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF-GRFP). Current students Nina Howard (Shaw Lab), Croix Laconsay (Tantillo Lab), and Xander Wilcox (Fisher Lab) received Honorable Mention.
  • Professor Emeritus Marilyn Olmstead gave the keynote address at the Women in Science Student Summit at Reed College, an event where students learned about the challenges and rewards of STEM careers.
  • Dr. Troy Stich, currently an associate research specialist in the Britt Lab, has signed on to a chemistry faculty position at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.
  • The Siegel Lab has started a research collaboration with TechAccel, a Kansas-based venture company, to investigate engineered wheat enzymes that can produce plants capable of thriving in warmer global temperatures.
  • Professor Sheila David has been recognized with an ADVANCE Scholar Award. This program encourages research leadership and outreach to underserved communities and/or mentorship of underrepresented students, and celebrates the contributions of women STEM faculty.
  • "Blindness Didn't Stop Hoby Wedler From Being Successful." PhD graduate Hoby Wedler was a special guest at the Louisiana Association for the Blind's "Dining in the Dark", an immersive experience where those dining do so while blindfolded.
  • Professor Shota Atsumi has been named a Chancellor's Fellow, a program that provides philanthropic support to early career faculty members.

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