[Undergrads] ACS-SA 14th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium TOMORROW, May 21st from 3:00-6:00 PM

ACS-SA would like to personally invite you to the 14th Annual Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium TOMORROW, Thursday, May 21st from 3:00-6:00 PM via Zoom. This annual event is the key platform for undergraduate researchers in the chemical sciences to present their work to our academic community at UC San Diego.

3:00 – 4:00PM – Poster Presentations

Poster presentations will be conducted via Zoom, beginning at 3PM. Individual Zoom links can be found in the attached booklet. Faculty and students (grad and undergrad) are welcome to attend any session and questions are encouraged!

5:00 – 6:00PM – Live Keynote and Award Ceremony

During this hour, we are honored to have Dr. Jeremy Klosterman deliver his keynote speech. We are also excited to have Dr. Stacey Brydges announce the winners of the Mayer, Kamen, Urey, and research poster awards. Please join us for this exciting event!

The ceremony will begin at 5PM, via Zoom: https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/98570726125.

For more information, please refer to the attached booklet and informational flyer.

Thank you for supporting the research efforts of our undergraduate students. We look forward to your attendance tomorrow!


Student Affairs Office & ACS-SA
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
UC San Diego 

Now Accepting Applications: MS Program in NanoEngineering & Chemical Engineering

The Department of NanoEngineering has reopened its Fall 2020 application to its MS programs in NanoEngineering and Chemical Engineering through June 30, 2020. 

The program would like to give an opportunity to graduating seniors and others, who would like an option of pursuing higher education, in these times of uncertainty brought out by the recent Covid-19 emergency.

The NanoEngineering and Chemical Engineering Programs at UC San Diego are interdisciplinary, with collaboration of faculty members from several departments across the campus. Our Plan I (course route) can be completed within one academic year and Plan II (thesis) is a two year average completion. 

The Jacobs School of Engineering ranks 9th among the nation’s top engineering schools, and 5th in the nation among public universities according to this year’s published US News and World Report Ranking of Best Engineering Schools. 

Graduates from our program are working at top industry facilities such as: Intel, Illumina, General Atomics, Revlon, ASML, Pfizer, Tesla, and Solar Turbines just to name a few. 

Please apply here to start your Fall 2020 application. Deadline to apply is June 30, 2020.

Visit our website at: http://ne.ucsd.edu/ for more information on the program and please don’t hesitate to contact me at dljimenez@ucsd.edu if you have any further questions. 

Catalent Pharma Solutions Industry Day

2020 Pharm-ChemBio Industry Day: June 3rd 10-12PM

Laboratory Intern – Triton Algae Innovations: Apply Today!

About this Job

Laboratory Intern

Triton Algae Innovations is a research company with a focus on scientifically-backed nutrition and the future foods space. We’re looking for a university student interested in nutrition and the bio-space to help us with the day-to-day laboratory operation. Most duties will be in the maintenance of the lab, but we make it our policy to teach our interns our laboratory techniques and the molecular science behind them. Minimum wage pay.

Duties include:

15-20 hours per week. Steady schedule required.

Glass washing,

Media prep,

Lab maintenance and organization.


Experience in molecular biology or chemistry preferred, but not required.

Experience working in a lab preferred.

About Triton Algae Innovations

Triton is a San Diego, California based start-up company which has developed breakthrough technology to revolutionize the nutritional space, by producing natural, bioactive, high- value human and bovine milk proteins through a proprietary algae platform. Founded in 2013, Triton is built on over 30 years of science and technology developed by algae researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and UC San Diego (UCSD). Triton’s technology generates valuable bioactive proteins from low-cost and scalable algae production systems.

Career Fair Today for Pharmacy Students

Pharmacy program students are invited to log in to the Online Career Fair for Healthcare Students that CareerMD is hosting today (Thursday, May 7) through tomorrow (Friday, May 8).

More than 120 healthcare organizations in California and across the country are participating in this event to recruit healthcare students in all professions for current vacancies, and to meet candidates for future career opportunities.

You may access this career fair here: careermd.com/healthcare/virtual-events/healthcare-may-2020.aspx

5/6 UCI Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

Virtual Seminar: Sulfur-triazole Exchange Chemistry: Applications for Chemical Proteomics and Protein Ligand Discovery
Ken Hsu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
University of Virginia
Wednesday, May 6th, 2020
1:00 PM PST
Click to join Seminar: https://uci.zoom.us/j/99321573373?pwd=MWVSekdHUHBQb0NibW8vcXYrVUMzdz09

Research Abstract
We introduced sulfur-triazole exchange (SuTEx) chemistry as a new electrophile for covalent modification of tyrosine residues across thousands of functional protein binding sites. We are exploring whether SuTEx chemistry can be applied for fragment-based ligand discovery to target enzymatic function and disruption of protein-protein and protein-nucleotide interactions. We are also interested in testing the application of SuTEx chemistry for discovery of novel post-translational modifications on tyrosine residues on a proteome-wide scale. About
Dr. Hsu’s research program applies the principles of chemistry and chemical biology to study fundamental protein biology. A current focus is to study proteins involved in metabolism of fats (i.e. lipids) because lipids are important chemical signals for basic communication in bi