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May 22, the College of Chemistry came together to celebrate the achievements
of our graduating students. For the first time, the college awarded bachelor’s
degrees in chemical biology.
graduating class this year (students finishing their requirements from
summer 2003 to spring 2004) breaks down as follows:
Katherine Lee Wong, Chemical Engineering
Michael Moshe Goodblatt, Chemistry
Citation in Chemical Engineering
Citation in Chemistry
O. & Elly M. Saegebarth Prize in Chemistry
Kittredge Wilson Prize
C. Pimentel Award
California Section Award of the AIChE
Merck Index Award
Anna Bao Zhen Guan
Rebecca Nicole Loy
M. Prausnitz Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research in Chemical
T. Seaborg Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research in Chemistry
1989 he was recruited to the Affymax Research Institute, where he spearheaded
the effort to develop high-density arrays of biological compounds. Dr.
Fodor and colleagues were the first to develop and describe microarray
technologies and combinatorial chemistry synthesis. These methods have
been applied to construct high density arrays of peptides and oligonucleotides
on small glass substrates (chips). These arrays enable hundreds of thousands
of assays to be carried out and detected in a rapid parallel format.
1993, Dr. Fodor co-founded Affymetrix, where the chip technology has been
used to synthesize many varieties of high density oligonucleotide arrays
containing hundreds of thousands of DNA probes. In 2001, he founded Perlegen,
Inc., a new venture that applied the chip technology on uncovering the
basic patterns of human diversity.
Dr. Fodor’s commencement speech : “Challenges and Opportunities in the Genetic Age.”