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August 2022

Jacob and Linnea presented their research at the ACS meeting in Chicago!


ChemEnergy REU students presented their research at a poster session celebrating their accomplishments this summer.

Congratulations to Dr. Franz on being selected as a 2022 American Chemical Society Fellow!

July 2022

Franz lab summer student Taylor Orsel presented his work with P. tricornutum at a poster session to celebrate his accomplishments this summer.

Congratulations to Dr. Franz on being appointed Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Planning in the College of Letters and Science!

June 2022

We’re excited to host Sydney Figueroa, Catherine Kingsbury, and Natalia Jiménez González as part of the ChemEnergy REU program. The lab is also hosting Taylor Orsel as part of the Folsom Lake/UC Davis Internship program.

ConGRADulations to Franz lab undergraduate, Sarai Jaime, for completing her B.S. in Chemistry (ACS certified). She graduated with High Honors Distinction and was a recipient of the Roche Chemistry Undergraduate Award! She will be joining Pfizer as a process chemist while applying to graduate school. We are so proud!

May 2022

Congratulations to Kevin Blanco for passing his QE and advancing to candidacy!

March 2022

Congrats to Dr. Angel Cobo! We wish you the best as you begin your new position as a Drug Development Portfolio Manager at Stanford University!

The group attended the 51st Silicon Symposium, where Linnea, Yun-Pu, and Kevin presented a poster and Jacob gave a talk!

January 2022

Welcome to the lab Leah and Andrew!

The Franz lab welcomes new undergraduates, Liam and Jasmin!

September 2021

Congratulations Dr. Jake Jagannathan! We wish you the best as you pursue your postdoc at UNC!

August 2021

Congratulations Dr. Kayla Gerndt! We celebrated Kayla and all her accomplishments before she left us to start her career at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control.

We also celebrated Karina Bustos and her work this summer in our lab.

June 2021

The Franz lab finally reunited after months of quarantine!

May 2021

Welcome Karina Bustos to the Franz lab! Karina will be joining us for the summer as an NIH Bridge to Doctorate graduate student at Fresno State.

April 2021

Mira, Karina, Magda, Madison, and Julia’s paper detailing the NMR quantification of the hydrogen-bond-accepting ability of organic molecules is published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry with cover art!

January 2021

Welcome to the lab Kevin Blanco!