Stats

Candidacy Exam Pass Rate = 100%
Graduation Under 5 years = 100%
Employment (including postdoc position) Rate = 100%
Number of PhDs awarded: 22

Graduate Students
Joyann Barber

Bristol–Myers Squibb Graduate Fellowship in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, 2018–2019

Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCLA, 2018–2019

Chemistry–Biology Interface Trainee, 2015–2018

UCLA Alumni Association Fellowship

B.S. Chemistry, 2014 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Lucas Morrill

Hanson-Dow Excellence in Teaching Award

Excellence in Second Year Academics and Research Award

Christopher S. Foote Fellowship, 2017–2019

Ruth L. Kirschstein NIH NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship, 2016–2019

Christopher S. Foote Fellowship, 2014–2016

Graduate Dean’s Scholar Award

B.A. Chemistry, 2014 Carleton College

Bryan Simmons

Medicinal and Bioorganic Chemistry Foundation Scholar, 2019

National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, 2016–2019

Hanson-Dow Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2015

Graduate Dean’s Scholar Award

B.S. Chemistry, 2014 California Lutheran University

Jacob Dander

Excellence in Second Year Academics and Research Award

National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, 2017–2020

NIH Biotechnology Trainee, 2016–2017

Graduate Dean’s Scholar Award

Christopher S. Foote Fellowship

B.S. Chemistry, 2015 Illinois College

Robert Susick

Hanson-Dow Excellence in Teaching Award

B.S. Chemistry, 2013 North Carolina State University

Michael Yamano

Christopher S. Foote Fellowship, 2017-2019

National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, 2016–2019

B.S. Chemistry, 2014 University of California, Irvine

Jordan Dotson (Joint Student with the Garcia-Garibay Lab)

B.S. Biochemistry, 2015, Western Washington University

Sarah Anthony

Graduate Research Fellowship Program Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation, 2018

B.S. Chemistry, 2016, University of California, Los Angeles

Timothy Boit

TRDRP Predoctoral Research Fellowship 2018-2021

Graduate Dean’s Scholar Award

B.A. Chemistry and Physics, 2016, Bowdoin College

Melissa Ramirez (Joint Student with the Houk Lab)

Eugene V. Cota–Robles Fellowship

Gates Millennium Scholar 

B.A. Chemistry, 2016, University of Pennsylvania

Jason Chari

Christopher S. Foote Fellowship
B.S. Biometry and Statistics, 2017, Cornell University

Francesca Ippoliti

Christopher S. Foote Fellowship

Graduate Dean’s Scholar Award

B.S. Chemistry, 2017, University of St. Thomas

Rachel Knapp

B.S. Biochemistry, 2017, Loyola University Chicago

Postdoctoral Researchers
Dr. Evan Darzi

Boston University Ignition Award, 2013-2014

NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2017-2020

Ph.D. Chemistry University of Oregon, 2016

M.A. Chemistry Boston University, 2014

M.S. Chemistry, Arizona State University, 2011

B.S. Biochemistry, Arizona State University, 2008

Dr. Maude Giroud

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Fellowship 2017-2018

Ph.D. Chemistry 2016, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

M.S. Chemistry 2012, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

B.S. Chemistry and Chemical Engineering 2009, EPF Lausanne, Switzerland

Summer Graduate Students
Milauni Mehta

B.A. Chemistry and minor in Molecular Genetics, 2018

The Ohio State University

Andrew Kelleghan

B.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2018, University of California, Berkeley

Katie Spence

B.A. Chemistry and Psychology, 2018, Williams College

Visiting Scholars and Undergraduates
Melinda Nguyen

Medicinal and Bioorganic Chemistry Foundation Scholar, 2019

B.S. Biochemistry, 2019

University of California, Los Angeles