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.

Preceptorship in Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University seeks applications for a Preceptor in Chemistry. The Preceptor position offers the applicant the opportunity to work closely with Harvard faculty and students to develop and implement innovative curricula and course materials. Preceptors are expected to launch a successful teaching career by developing superior teaching and administrative abilities as part of a team of educators. More information and application directions are here.

Faculty Spotlight

Prof. Ted BetleyTheodore Betley

Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Betley Research Group

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Upcoming Events

Dec 01

Brian Liau

4:15pm to 5:15pm


Pfizer Lecture Hall

Dr. Brian Liau, Massachusetts General Hospital. "Chemical Epigenetics:  Discovering Chromatin-Mediated Mechanisms in Cancer Using Small Molecules."  Special Seminar.

Dec 04

Philippe Caroff

4:15pm to 5:15pm


Pfizer Lecture Hall

Dr. Philippe Caroff, Australian National University. "Playing with crystal growth in compound semiconductor nanostructures."  Special Talk.

Dec 07

Julia Kalow

10:00am to 11:30am


Pfizer Lecture Hall

Dr. Julia Kalow, MIT. “Synthetic strategies for spatial control from the molecular to macro scale.”  Special Lecture

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Latest News

Named Professorships to Professors Balskus and Kahne

November 23, 2015

For their excellence in research, teaching, and service to Harvard, Professors Emily Balskus and Daniel Kahne have been honored with named professorships by the university. Prof. Balskus has been appointed the Morris Kahn Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, and Prof. Kahne has been appointed the Higgins Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Congratulations to Emily and Dan!

CCB Staff Member Michelle Brown

October 27, 2015

Best wishes to Michelle Brown from OFARA, who has just completed 15 years of service to Harvard! When you see Michelle on the second floor or elsewhere, give her a big Thank You for her service and dedication to CCB, the FAS and the University.

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