UCLA Chemistry-Biology Interface

Research at the Chemistry-Biology Interface provides the basis for some of the most cutting-edge advancements in science today, exploring the fundamental underlying chemical principles that govern all biological processes
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UCLA Chemistry-Biology Interface Trainees work closely with faculty mentors on research and career advancement


Research at Chemistry-Biology Interface

Interdisciplinary research at the cutting edge of the Chemistry-Biology Interface



Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Danielle Schmitt was recently awarded a seed grant for groundbreaking research into cancer metabolism by the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC). Schmitt was added ...


Congratulations to CBI Fellow Eli Biletch and CBI Associate AJ Addae for their recognition by NSF! Addae was awarded a 2024 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, while Biletch was recognized with ...


Welcome to the Chemistry-Biology Interface Grant (CBI)

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The Chemistry-Biology Interface (CBI) Predoctoral Research Training Program at UCLA is an NIH-funded program designed to provide research training to predoctoral students in chemical approaches to the solution of biological problems. Students selected to participate are trained in the language and techniques of biological and chemical sciences, and gain experience in solving complex issues in the realms of chemistry, pharmacology, and the medical sciences. The training grant encourages collaboration between its members, providing a unique opportunity for students to work on multidisciplinary teams at the interface of chemistry and biology.

Previous fellows have gone on to hold prestigious appointments at UCLA, other universities, and in the private sector. Students in the training program are required to complete an internship in the course of their studies, and CBI places a major emphasis on fostering connections between its training grant members and the pharmaceutical industry. At the program's annual CBI Day, trainees present research to an audience of faculty, industry reps, and alumni. This event is a culmination of the program's focus on professional development, and features industry and university speakers. It provides a unique opportunity for students to make connections with alumni and professional contacts. 

The mission of the UCLA Chemistry-Biology Interface training grant is to provide rigorous research training, professional development, and mentoring to a diverse group of predoctoral students in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. The grant has been housed within the Chemistry and Biochemistry department at UCLA since 1996. 


For more information please contact:

Christina Ungermann

CBI Administrator