Welcome to new faculty member Vicki H. Grassian!

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is pleased to announce the addition of new faculty member Vicki H. Grassian, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemisty, Nanoengineering and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Dr. Grassian’s primary research interests include surface chemistry of environmental interfaces, heterogeneous atmospheric chemistry, climate impact of atmospheric aerosols, and environmental and health aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology. She is currently Co-Director of the Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment (CAICE), a National Science Foundation Center for Chemical Innovation, a role in which she will continue at UC San Diego. Grassian is a Fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society (ACS), the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), and AVS – a Society for the Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces and Processing. She has received numerous awards for her research including the National ACS Award for Creative Advances in Science and Technology (2012), the Midwest ACS Award (2014) and the RSC John Jeyes Award (2014). http://ow.ly/TrQnP

SACNA2015 Conference: Professor Kamil Godula, PhD Candidate Steven Schill

Looking forward to meeting everyone at the #SACNAS2015 Conference! Professor Kamil Godula & PhD Candidate Steven Schill will be at our table

Professor Kamil Godula Receives NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Professor Kamil Godula Receives NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, Congratulations! http://ow.ly/TrVh7

Devaraj Lab Designs New Method to Tag RNA

Devaraj Lab Designs New Method to Tag RNA – http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jacs.5b07286

Professor Wei Xiong Receives DARPA 2015

Professor Wei Xiong Receives DARPA 2015 Young Faculty Award – Wei Xiong, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UC San Diego, has received the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) 2015 Young Faculty Award (YFA). The award provides funding of up to $1 million to further Dr. Xiong’s research developing new spectroscopic techniques for observing ultrafast processes in nanomaterials, more specifically, revealing the relationship between molecular conformation and charge separation dynamics in nano-energy materials by surface sensitive multidimensional spectroscopy.

Mock Interview Sessions (Industry)

Mock Interview Sessions for Industry

Registration: https://mockinterviews2015.eventbrite.com 

Are you interested in learning more about interviewing for biotech positions? Attend a mock interview session to have the chance to peek behind the veil of what happens in an industry interview and what makes a competitive candidate! Up to 3 candidates will be interviewed for 15 – 20 minutes at each event, one at a time in front of an audience followed by a 5-8 minute debrief discussion about the interview.

Mock Interviews for Scientist Positions
Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 12 – 1:30 pm
Interviewer: Karen Sylvester, SPHR; Associate Director, Human Resources at Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Medical Education and Telemedicine (MET), room 141

Mock Interviews for Non-Bench Positions
Friday, Nov. 13 from 12 – 1:30 pm
Interviewer: Melanie Nelson, Ph.D.; MRN Consulting with 10 years’ experience as a hiring manager and worked over 15 years in local industry
Career Services Center, Horizon Room
To apply to be a mock interview candidate for the 11/13 event, please email your resume as well as a cover letter explaining why you are interested in a non-bench position and why you should be chosen for a mock interview with an industry professional to vhazen@ucsd.edu. Deadline to apply for mock interview: October 30, 2015

Registration required as seating is limited: https://mockinterviews2015.eventbrite.com 


Professor Rommie Amaro to Lead New Consortium

Professor Rommie Amaro to Lead New Consortium Launched by UC San Diego & TSRI to Create Virtual Cell http://ow.ly/TrRsh