Vicki Grassian named Fellow of the Ameri

Vicki Grassian named Fellow of the American Physical Society


Robert Continetti named Fellow of the Am

Robert Continetti named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

UCSD Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty,

UCSD Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty, Dr. Seth Cohen and Dr. Michael Sailor, are among a very impressive list of #HighlyCitedResearchers by Clarivate Analytics!

From all of us here at UC San Diego Chem

From all of us here at UC San Diego Chemistry and Biochemistry, wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!

The Orion Fund Grant Applications Now Available

We are happy to announce the start of The Orion Fund 2018-2019 grant funding cycle.


Since their beginning in 2004, they have grown each year and now work with over forty California colleges and universities, providing grants for college students in medical crisis. In 2018, they awarded twenty-six grants to students with health conditions including brain cancer, renal failure, traumatic brain injury, leukemia, and spinal fracture… from car crashes to cancer. This year they were fortunate to receive a matching grant from the Priem Family Foundation and are in a position to assist even more college students facing a health crisis.

For more information please visit their website: THE ORION FUND.

Applications are due by Thursday, February 21, 2019 and should include the following:

  • The Orion Fund application (Application form here)
  • A personal essay
  • A letter of recommendation from an academic or medical advisor
  • Supporting documentation of requested expenses
  • Proof of college enrollment (unofficial transcript)

Applications may be sent electronically to (pdf files are appreciated!) or by mail to The Orion Fund, P.O. Box 11518, Piedmont, CA. 94611.

Grant awards will be made by the end of March 2019.

Please note, their mission focuses on students with young adult onset medical issues, rather than congenital medical conditions or long-term learning disorders and they do provide grants for mental health crises.


“A visit to a chemistry lab at UC San D

“A visit to a chemistry lab at UC San Diego can feel like stepping into a scientific board room. This is the case in Valerie Schmidt’s lab, where “chem suits” monitor bubbling reactions and make tools from things like insulation and tiny rocks.” UCSD News

Student Research Seminar will be at the

Student Research Seminar will be at the NSB Auditorium, Friday the 16th, from 10am to 11am! Presented by SWIGS & CGSC!