Season 2; Episode 26. Neil Garg '98 - '00 (Water St/Carlyle) with cohost Alvaro Luken (Lipton) with Professor John Halpin (special drop in host)
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 a 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. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012, and then to Full Professor in 2013. In 2018, Garg was appointed as the inaugural holder of the Kenneth N. Trueblood Endowed Chair in Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Garg has served as Vice Chair for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (2012-2016) and currently serves as the Department Chair (2019-present). He also serves as Faculty-in-Residence in the UCLA undergraduate community. In the broader community, Garg is a popular speaker and consultant for teaching, scientific, and legal matters.
Neil has received numerous awards for teaching, scholarship and research. Last year he was honored by NYU with a Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Here is that NYU video honoring Neil by NYU: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ax0lzYqUOr8
And here is a link to the organic coloring book that Neil and his daughters co-authored: https://www.amazon.com/Organic-Coloring-Book-Neil-Garg/dp/0692860541