Stats

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

Graduate Students
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

2018 Initiative Nominee for Safety Award , UCLA EH&S

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

TRDRP Predoctoral Research Fellowship, California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, 2019-2020

Hanson-Dow Excellence in Teaching Award, UCLA, 2019

Senior Christopher S. Foote Fellowship in Organic Chemistry, UCLA, 2019-2020

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

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

Timothy Boit

Excellence in Second Year Academics and Research Award, UCLA, 2019

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)

Ruth L. Kirschstein NIH NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship, NIH, 2019-2021

Eugene V. Cota–Robles Fellowship

Gates Millennium Scholar 

B.A. Chemistry, 2016, University of Pennsylvania

Jason Chari

Hanson-Dow Excellence in Teaching Award, UCLA, 2019

Graduate Research Fellowship Program Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation, 2019

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

Francesca Ippoliti

Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation, 2019-2022

Hanson-Dow Excellence in Teaching Award, UCLA, 2019

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

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

Postdoctoral Researchers
Dr. Evan Darzi

Postdoctoral Research Award, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, 2019

PMSE Future Faculty Fellow 2018, ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering, 2018

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