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For a complete list of news items, see our News Archive below. A list of news items organized by faculty member and department is also available on our Faculty In The News page.

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Brian Druker ’77, MD ‘81 Named 2017 Alumni Honoree

Brian Druker ’77, MD ‘81 Named 2017 Alumni Honoree

Chemistry alum is now a physician-scientist at Oregon Health & Science University and Director of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.

DJ Patil ’96 Named 2017 Alumni Honoree

DJ Patil ’96 Named 2017 Alumni Honoree

President Obama appointed math alum our nation’s first-ever chief data scientist.

Researchers have discovered that aerosols from sea spray are altered by biological activity. istock image by johnnorth

UC San Diego Chemists Create the Ultimate Natural Sunscreen

Chemists, materials scientists and nanoengineers at UC San Diego have created what may be the ultimate natural sunscreen.

Researchers have discovered that aerosols from sea spray are altered by biological activity. istock image by johnnorth

Biological Activity Found to Affect Aerosols Produced from Sea Spray

Chemists have discovered that tiny particulate matter called aerosols lofted into the atmosphere by sea spray and the bursting of bubbles at the ocean’s surface are chemically altered by the presence of biological activity.

 

Jennie Chen

Jennie Chen in Chemistry & Biochemistry Wins 2017 Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year Award

Jennie Chen, a financial analyst in the business office of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is the recipient of a 2017 Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year Award.

Talking Science

Talking Science

New research communications program to train scientists to explain to the public the value of their work

Academics across the nation, many of whom were previously reluctant to become public advocates for research, voiced their collective support for science at the March for Science on Earth Day and the People’s Climate March last weekend.

Starling

Chemists Receive $7.5 Million to Develop Innovative Uses for Melanin

A team of scientists from UC San Diego and two other universities has received a five year, $7.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to unravel the fundamental properties of melanins, a family of natural pigments found in skin, hair, eyes and even the plumage of brightly colored birds.

Oleg Shpyrko

Oleg Shpyrko Wins 2016-17 Distinguished Teaching Award

Oleg Shpyrko, an associate professor of physics, has won the 2016-17 Distinguished Teaching Award for Academic Senate Members.

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