Phillip Mabe

Phillip Mabe

Last week, Office of Student Life officials announced the death of chemistry doctoral student Phillip “Chase” Mabe, who passed away last Thursday.

Mabe died at his residence in Storke Family Student Housing and his death is currently under investigation. He was 31 years old and in his third year as a graduate student in the department of chemistry. He was a member of the Zakarian chemistry research group, led by organic chemistry professor Armen Zakarian, which focuses on structural diversity of natural products as the source of ideas for the development of new methodology for chemical synthesis.

Mabe attended the College of Charleston in South Carolina and came to UCSB in 2012.

A version of this story appeared on page 5 of the Thursday, October 30, 2014’s print edition of the Daily Nexus.