Welcome to Harvard University’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB). We are proud to continue our department’s rich tradition of research and scholarship in the molecular sciences. Our research activities in CCB span the core disciplines of organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry and the interdisciplinary frontiers of the life and physical sciences.

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Professor Xiaowei ZhuangXiaowei Zhuang

Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and of Physics

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

Zhuang Research Group

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Upcoming Events

Sep 02

Casandra Cox Defense

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Conant 316

Title:  Earth - abundant water - splitting catalysts coupled to silicon solar cells for solar-to-fuels conversion

Sep 08

Chaitan Khosla

4:15pm to 5:15pm

Location: 

Pfizer Lecture Hall

Professor Chaitan Khosla, Stanford University. Understanding Assembly Line Biosynthesis of Polyketide Antibiotics. R.B. Woodward Lectures in the Chemical Sciences, Organic Chemistry Seminar.

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Latest News

Emily Balskus Named to TR 35 under 35, and as Amgen Young Investigator

Emily Balskus Named to TR 35 under 35, and as Amgen Young Investigator

August 21, 2014

Emily Balskus has been named a Pioneer in the annual list of 35 Innovators Under 35 by MIT's Technology Review for her work unraveling the chemical transformations of gut microbes. Each year since 1999, editors of the review have selected exceptionally talented young innovators whose work they believe has the greatest potential to transform the world. She was also recently selected as a recipient of the 2014 Amgen Young …

ACS National Awards go to Xie, Cohen for 2015

ACS National Awards go to Xie, Cohen for 2015

August 18, 2014

Congratulations to Sunney Xie, winner of the Peter Debye Award in Physical Chemistry, and to Adam Cohen, winner of the American Chemical Society Award in Pure Chemistry! Both awards will be presented at the ACS national meeting in March, 2015.

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