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August 29, 2022
Arjan Bains, a Chemistry grad student in Patti LiWang's group, wins the poster award for "An Investigation Into How Glycosylation Mediates SARS-CoV-2 Infection” at the July 36th annual meeting of the Protein Society in San Francisco. Great job Arjan!
August 19, 2022
Ten high school students presented their summer research at the ACS Project SEED Symposium on August 6th at UCM's new Conference Center.  These ten students did full-time summer research in the groups of different UC Merced chemistry faculty, with projects including "Exploration of...
August 17, 2022
July was a transition month for UC Merced’s Graduate Division as interim Vice Provost and Graduate Dean Chris Kello passed the baton to Professor Hrant P. Hratchian — an Armenian name pronounced Her-ahnt Heratch-yahn — who now leads the division. “Dr. Hratchian’s appointment is another signifier of...
August 8, 2022
Starting this fall, undergraduates interested in the biomedical sciences will have an opportunity to take part in a new and innovative training program that will give them strong foundations in computational biology, systems biology and big data analytics. The National Institutes of Health (NIH)...
May 9, 2022
Two undergraduate students who will receive their bachelor’s degrees later this month have been selected for a unique opportunity to attend a meeting of some of the greatest minds in the world. Professor Aurora Pribram-Jones, with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, nominated...
April 18, 2022
A new five-year collaboration has presented Professor Christine Isborn the opportunity to be part of the emerging field of polariton chemistry, the results of which could change the face of chemistry. “It's a new area for me, but thankfully the rest of the team are pioneers who have been working...
March 29, 2022
Twelve of UC Merced’s graduate programs and one of its schools are among the best in the country in the U.S. News & World Report 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings, according to results released March 29. “It is exciting to see that our graduate programs continue to gain national recognition;...
March 1, 2022
Graduate students who are passionate about their research, concerned about the environment and eager to reach across disciplinary boundaries are invited to apply for a three-week summer program in which they will team up with like-minded scientists and engineers to design solutions to environmental...
February 22, 2022
Theoretical chemist Professor Aurora Pribram-Jones has been named a Cottrell Scholar, winning one of only 24 of the prestigious $100,000 grants for her proposal entitled “Reframing Interaction in Quantum Mechanical Ensembles and Across Chemistry Learning Communities.” This early-career award is...
January 11, 2022
It’s one thing to push the frontiers of discovery through research into complex subjects. It’s quite another to align your work with the funding priorities of numerous federal programs, especially when seeking center-level funding to continue that research. Enter UC Merced’s Office of Research and...

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