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Heather D. Maynard






Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of California, Los Angeles

E-mail: maynard@chem.ucla.edu

Heather D. Maynard received a B.S. in Chemistry with Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992 and a M.S. in Materials Science in 1995 from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology was awarded in the summer of 2000 for research in the group of Nobel Prize winner Robert Grubbs. She then moved to the laboratory of Jeffrey Hubbell at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and University of Zurich, where from 2000-2002 she was an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Maynard joined the UCLA faculty as an Assistant Professor in August 2002 as the first Howard Reiss Career Development Chair in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and as a member of the California Nanosystems Institute, where she is now a Full Professor. Maynard's interests focus on combining polymers with biomolecules for applications in human health and nanotechnology.


Honors and Awards

  • Herbert Newby McCoy Award for Outstanding Research at UCLA, 2013
  • American Chemical Society POLY Fellow, 2013
  • Eastman Chemical Company Lecturer, University of Akron, 2013
  • Leverhulme Fellow, 2012
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2011
  • Kavli Frontiers Fellow, 2011
  • Walter Enz Memorial Lecturer, University of Kansas, 2008
  • Hanson-Dow Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2007
  • Seaborg Award for Oustanding Research in Chemistry, 2007
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2007-2012
  • Selected as an Oustanding Emerging Investigator in Materials Chemistry by Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2007
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 2006-2008
  • WCC ACS Lecturer, South Methodist University, 2006
  • Amgen New Faculty Award, 2004
  • Howard Reiss Career Development Chair, 2002-2007
  • American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2000-2002
  • American Chemical Society Women's Committee Travel Award, 1998
  • Dow Travel Fellowship Award, 1997
  • Graduation with Honors from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1992
  • Bausch & Lomb Science Award for Excellence in Chemistry, 1987

Professional Preparation

  • American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) & University of Zurich (2000-02)
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, California Institute of Technology (2000)
  • M.S. in Materials Science, University of California, Santa Barbara (1995)
  • B.S. in Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1992)

Academic Appointments

  • Professor, UCLA (2012-present)
  • Associate Professor, UCLA (2008-2012)
  • Assistant Professor, UCLA (2002-2008)


  • Director, Chemistry-Biology Training Program, UCLA (2011-present)
  • Executive Committee Member, Chemistry-Biology Training Program, UCLA (2008-2011)
  • Training Faculty Member , Nanotoxicology Training Grant, UCLA (2006-present)
  • Executive Committee and Faculty Mentor, Biotechnology Training Program, UCLA (2005-present)
  • Member, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (2004-present)
  • Faculty Participant, Materials Creation Training Program (2004-present)
  • Member, Center for Scalable and Integrated Nanomanufacturing (2003-present)
  • Training Faculty Member, Chemistry-Biology Training Program, UCLA (2003-present)
  • Faculty Affiliate, Biomedical Engineering Interdepartmental Program, UCLA (2002-present)
  • Member, California NanoSystems Institute, UCLA (2002-present)

Editorial and Advisory Boards

  • Editorial Advisory Board, Bioconjugate Chemistry (2013-present)
  • Editorial Board, Polymer Chemistry (2013-present)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Polymer Science A Polymer Chemistry (2011-present)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Macromolecules (2011-2013)
  • Editorial Board, Chemical Communications (2010-2o12)
  • International Advisory Board, Macromolecular Biosciences (2009-present)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Biomacromolecules (2008-present)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Langmuir (2008-2013)
  • International Advisory Board, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry (2007-2012)

Professional Memberships

  • American Chemical Society
  • Division of Polymer Chemistry, ACS
  • Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering, ACS
  • Royal Chemical Society
  • Society for Biomaterials
  • Drug Delivery Division, Society for Biomaterials
  • Materials Research Society
  • Association for Women in Science

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