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2022-2023 Faculty Research Lectures

The annual Faculty Research Lectures recognize two UCLA Academic Senate members with records of exceptional achievement in research and/or creative activities.

 Patricia Greenfield

Distinguished Professor of Psychology


133rd Lecturer

Patricia Greenfield
 Learn more about Professor Greenfield
Pandemic Culture: Adapting to Survival Threat and Small-Scale Social Environments
On February 15, 2023, Professor Patricia Greenfield discussed the social, cultural, behavioral, and psychological effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with the aim of helping the audience make sense of its own pandemic experience.


Baljit S. Khakh

Professor of Physiology and Neurobiology


134th Lecturer

Professor Baljit S. Khakh

Learn more about Professor Khakh

The Stars Align: Overlooked Brain Cells Critical for Physiology and Disease                       

Professor Baljit Khakh will report recent discoveries from his laboratory concerning how overlooked brain cells contribute to brain function as well as neurological and psychiatric diseases.


Past Recipients 

Alice Shapley

2022 (Spring)
Alice Shapley

Traveling Back in Time to the Birth of Galaxies | View Event

Chon Noriega

2021 (Fall)
Chon Noriega

Destruction in Art, Art in Destruction | View Event


All Past Recipients 


Nomination Guidelines

Nominated and selected by peers, the distinguished recipients of the Faculty Research Lecture awards are exemplary of UCLA’s commitment to research excellence. The lecture format of this honor provides the recipients a platform to share their scholarship broadly with faculty, students, and the UCLA community and is a recognition of the importance of the wide dissemination of knowledge generated by UCLA faculty.

Previously administered by the Academic Senate, the Faculty Research Lecture is now a program of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Creative Activities (ORCA).

Full Nomination Guidelines

*Nomination guidelines will be updated for upcoming cycles