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August 2023

Running into Franz lab alum, Dr. Jake Jagannathan, at the Beckman Symposium! Jake was named a Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow earlier this year!

July 2023

Ady had a great time presenting her research at the DOC Graduate Research Symposium in Bozeman, Montana! ūü§† #BrokeToeMountain¬†

Lab members, along with other female scientists, had a great time empowering middle school girls through chemistry outreach activities at the AAUW Tech Trek Summer Camp!

Visiting summer student, Savannah La Mers-Noble, presented her summer research at a poster session to celebrate her accomplishments this summer.

June 2023

Congratulations to Cole for receiving the Roche Medicinal Chemistry Research Award!

Graduation celebrations continue with Franz lab undergraduates Sydney and Jasmin! Sydney graduated with highest honors from the College of Biological Sciences and Jasmine graduated with her B.S. in chemistry. ConGRADulations to the both of them!

Post-commencement celebrations call for an updated group picture.

The group is excited for in-person commencement. Congratulations to Cody, Yun-Pu and Jacob!

Dr. Franz, Yun-Pu and Leah presented at the Silicon Symposium this year. Congrats to Leah for winning the poster prize!

May 2023

Congratulations to Ady for being selected as a recipient of the Merck Research Award for Underrepresented Chemists of Color!

Ady successfully gave her 3rd year seminar – congratulations on reaching this milestone!

Great job to Sydney for her talk at the Larock Conference and congratulations for receiving the Best Presentation Award in organic/inorganic chemistry!

April 2023

Cody’s work with myco-foods in collaboration with Lin Cao in Dr. Ruihong Zhang’s lab was featured in the April 2023 issue of Pacific Nut Producer. Check out the latest issue here!

Congratulations to Cody for a successful talk at the April Chemical Biology Innovation Group (CBIG) meeting!

Check out this feature of our Karate Chemist, Dr. Franz, in the Spring/Summer 2023 edition of the UC Davis Magazine. 

Graduate students Linnea, Yun-Pu, Leah and David and undergrads Sydney and Catherine presented posters at the 23rd Annual R. Bryan Miller Symposium at UC Davis.

March 2023

David gave his 3rd year seminar detailing his work on the liposome project. Congratulations on reaching this milestone!

February 2023

Congratulations to Leah Thompson for passing her QE and advancing to candidacy!

January 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Franz for being elected as a new fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)!

Welcome to the lab, Hannah McFadden!

December 2022

Happy Holidays from the Franz lab! Chlorella sorokiniana, Phaeodactylum tricornutum and dyes make for a festive microplate!

Congratulations to Teresa Tang who graduated with her M.S. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry! The group celebrated this milestone at Mikuni. We wish her luck as she begins her career at Carmot Therapeutics!

Cody’s work with myco-foods in collaboration with Lin Cao in Dr. Ruihong Zhang’s lab was featured in the UC Davis Media! Check out what he’s been up to in the article “Farms to Fungi to Food: Growing the Next Generation of Alternative Protein“.

November 2022

The Franz group attended the Bay Area Chemistry Symposium at UC Berkeley, where Dr. Franz was a keynote speaker! Linnea, Yun-Pu, Jacob and Ady presented their research at the poster session.

August 2022

Dr. Franz also attended the ACS meeting, where she was recognized as a 2022 ACS Fellow!

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 Jim√©nez Gonz√°lez 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 Jasmine!