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Chemistry and Biochemistry

Study reveals key structure in telomerase enzyme, a target for cancer drugs

Oct 5, 2015 UC Santa Cruz researchers have determined the structure an enzyme active in most cancers.

Local group funds cancer research at UC Santa Cruz

Sep 18, 2015 Four UCSC cancer researchers have received grants from the Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group.

Pister Award winner rises from poverty, works to save lives

Sep 9, 2015 Khanh Nguyen is heading to UC Santa Cruz to study biochemistry. He hopes to become a doctor for the World Health Organization.

Dickson Emeriti Professorship awarded to chemist Phil Crews

Aug 19, 2015 The Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorships recognize research, teaching, and public service by emeriti professors.

Ion channel mechanics yield insights into optogenetics experiments

Jul 6, 2015 UCSC researchers have determined the molecular mechanism of proteins that make nerve cells respond to light.

UC Santa Cruz partners with UC Merced in nanotechnology center

Jun 23, 2015 Nanotechnology researchers at UC Santa Cruz are partners in a new center for nanomaterials research funded by NASA and based at UC Merced.

Scientists discover a protein that silences the biological clock

Jun 2, 2015 A protein associated with cancer cells is a powerful suppressor of the clock that drives the daily rhythms of cells throughout the body.

In Memoriam: Joseph F. Bunnett

May 29, 2015 Professor Emeritus Joseph F. Bunnett, a long-time member of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UC Santa Cruz, passed away on May 22.

UC Santa Cruz biomedical research facility wins $2 million NIH grant

Apr 30, 2015 Grant funds new instrument used to explore the structures and functions of complex molecules involved in human health and disease.

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