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October 1, 2017
Zach Petrek, a graduate student in Tao Ye's group, interned at NASA over the summer. Read more about it here.    
September 20, 2017
On Sept. 22, MacArthur "Genius" Award winner and Stanford University bioengineering Professor Manu Prakash will deliver the keynote lecture at the first annual open house for UC Merced’s Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines (CCBM), a National Science Foundation Center of Research...
June 19, 2017
Patricia LiWang was at an impasse. It was 2011 and the UC Merced professor’s research group had figured out how to make some of the most potent HIV inhibitors even more powerful. LiWang was thrilled by these findings; funding agencies like the National Institutes of Health (NIH) weren’t. “Our...
June 16, 2017
Anne Kelley is currently serving as Chair-Elect of the American Physical Society’s Division of Laser Science.  She will move up to Chair for a one-year term starting in October, 2017.
June 1, 2017
Chemistry professors Erik Menke and Hrant Hratchian have been awarded a Faculty Fellowship by the UC Merced Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning. This CETL award supports work by Profs. Menke and Hratchian developing, implementing, and assessing new computational chemistry based learning...
May 5, 2017
The Stokes group publishes their work on new catalytic intramolecular hydroarylations of β-(α,α-dimethylbenzyl)styrenes in Organic Letters.
April 30, 2017
Professor Hratchian is awarded a Hellman Family Fellowship Professor Hrant Hratchian has been named a Hellman Family Faculty Fellow. During the fellowship period (2017-2018 Academic Year), the Hratchian Group will pursue the development of efficient electronic structure theory models and will...
April 15, 2017
A group of eight faculty received a DoD HBCU/MI instrumentation grant for $495,850 to acquire three new instruments for shared research use:   ·         A Bruker Vertex 70 research grade FTIR with far-IR and ATR capabilities.  ...
February 1, 2017
Researchers at UC Merced are playing key roles in the new UC Valley Fever Research Initiative, studying how the Valley fever fungus, Coccidioides immitis, causes disease in its mammalian hosts, and identifying the genes involved in this process. School of Natural Sciences professors Clarissa Nobile...
January 27, 2017
Ben Stokes is selected as a Thieme Chemistry Journals Awardee. The Thieme Chemistry Journals Award is presented every year to up-and-coming researchers worldwide who are in the early stages of their independent academic career as assistant or junior professors. The awardees are promising, young...