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2013 Postdoctoral Scholars' Reception

UCLA postdoctoral scholars were honored at the 2013 Postdoctoral Scholars Reception for their important contributions to the university's interrelated missions of research, teaching, and public service. The reception was held on May 15, 2013 at the California NanoSystems Institute.

Of the approximately 1022 registered UCLA postdoctoral scholars, 23 were nominated for the Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research. The nominees represent virtually every discipline at UCLA, from the basic and applied sciences to the professional schools, the social sciences, and the humanities.

2013 Nominees

  • Jerome Camal, Musicology
  • Arnab Chattopadhyay, Medicine – Cardiology
  • Aram Chung, Bioengineering
  • Eric Diebold, Electrical Engineering
  • Arthur Fitzmaurice, Neurology
  • James H. Frederich, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Trevon Fuller, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
  • Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook, Psychology and Institute for Society & Genetics
  • Jiansen Jiang, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Gonzalo Jimenez, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Yoko Kidani, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Paul J. Mathews, Neurobiology
  • Matthew McBrian, Biological Chemistry
  • Paula M. McLaughlin, Psychiatry
  • Euan McLeod, Electrical Engineering
  • Edward Miracco, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Kimberly Reynolds Kelly, Education
  • Annie Ro, Community Health Sciences
  • Florence Roussotte, Neurology
  • Craig Schroeder, Mathematics
  • Jiwon Shim, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Miou Zhou, Neurobiology
  • Dominique Zosso, Mathematics

Eight of the 23 nominees were selected to receive the Chancellor's Award for Postdoctoral Research - a $4,000 prize - for their research accomplishments that show clear potential to have meaningful and enduring implications in their field.

2013 Awardees

  • Aram Chung Bioengineering
  • Eric Diebold Electrical Engineering
  • Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook Psychology and the Institute for Society & Genetics
  • Jiansen Jang Chemistry & Biochemistry (joint award)
  • Paul Mathews Neurobiology
  • Edward Miracco Chemistry & Biochemistry (joint award)
  • Florence Roussotte Neurology
  • Craig Schroeder Mathematics

The awards and reception are cosponsored by College of Letters and Science - Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences; David Geffen School of Medicine; Graduate Division; Graduate School of Education & Information Studies; Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science; International Studies; Office of the Chancellor; Office of Research Administration; School of Dentistry; and School of Nursing.

Watch a video of the 2013 Chancellor's Award for Postdoctoral Research awards ceremony.

2013 Reception Photo Gallery