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August 30, 2019
Six faculty members have been named this year’s Hellman Fellows — two from each of UC Merced’s schools. The 2019-20 winners are: • Professor Anna E. Beaudin, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, School of Natural Sciences; • Professor Chih-Wen Ni, Department of Bioengineering, School of...
July 26, 2019
The School of Natural Sciences has a new associate dean for Academic Programs, founding faculty member Professor Michael Colvin. “With his experience as a researcher and administrator, his dedication to student success and his deep knowledge of the School, Professor Colvin is particularly well...
July 18, 2019
Professor Andy LiWang has accepted an appointment to the National Institutes of Health’s Macromolecular Structure and Function B (MSFB) Study Section Center for Scientific Review. Over his four-year term, LiWang will be a member of the group that reviews grant applications submitted to the NIH,...
June 27, 2019
UC Merced doctoral student Melissa Spence and incoming graduate students Caleb Larnerd and Cristian Sarabia were awarded Graduate Research fellowships (GRFP) from the National Science Foundation. The fellowship provides multiyear support to predoctoral students in the fields of science,...
June 17, 2019
Professor Hrant Hratchian, with the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology in the School of Natural Sciences, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award, the 24th recipient from UC Merced. CAREER awards are among the NSF’s most prestigious awards. They are given...
June 6, 2019
Professor Christine Isborn's work studying how excitonic effects in organic chromophores affect their electro-optic properties is featured on the cover of the Journal of Physical Chemistry C.
April 30, 2019
New collaborative work from the groups of Professor Son Nguyen and Professor Ben Stokes is in ACS Catalysis: Carrier Diffusion is The Main Contribution to Size-Dependent Photocatalytic Activity of Colloidal Gold Nanoparticles
April 4, 2019
Join the UC Merced School of Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry to celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT2019) with light refreshments at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 12th in the Pavilion, Room 104. Scientist Dmitri Mendeleev discovered the Periodic System...
January 31, 2019
Tao Ye group’s latest work on how DNA biosensors operate at the single molecule level was published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. DNA biosensors use DNA probes immobilized on a solid support to recognize biomarkers. By using high resolution imaging technique to image single...
January 23, 2019
Warren Nanney, who’s pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry and Chemical Biology, received a three-year NASA fellowship that’s creating a unique opportunity for him to develop biosensors that could detect heart attacks before symptoms appear. NASA recently awarded 12 fellowships totaling $1.9 million to...

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