About Neil

Neil K. Garg, Ph.D.
Professor & Vice Chair
B.S., New York University (2000)
Ph.D., Caltech (2005)
NIH postdoctoral fellow, UC Irvine (2005–2007)

Email: neilgarg@chem.ucla.edu
Office: (310) 825-1536
5505C Molecular Sciences Building

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Professor Garg received a B.S. in Chemistry from New York University where he did undergraduate research with Professor Marc Walters. During his undergraduate years, he spent several months in Strasbourg, France while conducting research with Professor Mir Wais Hosseini at Université Louis Pasteur as an NSF REU Fellow. Garg obtained his Ph.D. in 2005 from the California Institute of Technology under the direction of Professor Brian Stoltz. He then joined Professor Larry Overman’s research laboratory at the University of California, Irvine as an NIH Postdoctoral Scholar. Garg joined the faculty at UCLA in 2007. In 2012, he was promoted to Associate Professor and began serving as Vice Chair for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. In 2013, he was promoted to Full Professor.

Honors and Awards


  1. UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award & Eby Award for the Art of Teaching, 2014

  2. Bristol-Myers Squibb Unrestricted Grant in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, 2013

  3. UCLA Bruinwalk’s Professor of the Year, 2013

  4. Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, 2013

  5. S. T. Li Prize for Achievements in Science and Technology, 2012

  6. ACS Green Chemistry Institute Pharmaceutical Roundtable Grantee Award, 2012

  7. Glenn T. Seaborg Award, 2012

  8. A. P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 2012

  9. Roche Excellence in Chemistry Award, 2012

  10. UCLA Hanson-Dow Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2011

  11. UCLA Herbert Newby McCoy Award, 2011

  12. AstraZeneca Excellence in Chemistry Award, 2011–2012

  13. Amgen Young Investigator Award, 2011–2012

  14. Eli Lilly Grantee Award, 2010–2012

  15. DuPont Young Professor Award, 2010–2013

  16. NSF CAREER Award, 2010–2015

  17. Thieme Chemistry Journal Award, 2010

  18. UCLA Faculty Research Grant, 2010

  19. Boehringer Ingelheim New Investigator Award, 2009

  20. UCLA Faculty Career Development Award, 2008

  21. UCLA Faculty Research Grant, 2008

  22. National Institutes of Health Pathway to Independence Award, 2006–2010

  23. National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2005–2006

  24. Herbert Newby McCoy Thesis Award at the California Institute of Technology, 2005

  25. Dow Chemical Company Travel Fellowship, 2002

  26. National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship, 2001–2004

  27. Phi Beta Kappa, 2000

  28. George Granger Brown Scholarship Award in Chemistry, 2000

  29. American Institute of Chemists Prize, 2000

  30. New York University Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, 1999

  31. National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates Fellowship, 1999