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 David LiuDavid Liu

Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology


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Upcoming Events

2016 May 04

Jeong-Mo Choi Defense

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Cabot Division Room

Title:  Multi-Scale Theoretical Investigations of Protein Interactions and Evolution

2016 May 04

Chris Wolverton

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

MIT, Room 4-163

Chris Wolverton, Northwestern University.  "Accelerating Materials Discovery with Data-Driven Atomistic Computational Tools.  Boston Theoretical Chemistry Talk.

2016 May 06

Bryce Anderson Defense

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Conant 316

Title:  Advanced Physical Techniques in Inorganic Chemistry:  Probing Small Molecule Activation

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Latest News

New Technique to Correct Point Mutations in Human Cells Developed by Liu Group

April 20, 2016

Researchers in the Liu group have developed a new genome-editing capability, called "base editing" that can alter individual DNA letters without making a double-stranded break in the genome. As a result, base editing minimizes the random insertion and deletion of bases in the gene of interest that are a common outcome of current genome editing tools including CRISPR-Cas9. Base editors allow researchers to make a C to T, or a G to A, change in a target base specified by the researcher.

Star Finish for Holly Rees in Boston Marathon

April 19, 2016

In her very first Boston Marathon and only second marathon overall, graduate student Holly Rees from the Liu group has finished in 2:58:26, placing 34th in her division, 39th among all women runners, and 867th overall, in a field of over 30,000 runners! Aleks Markovic, lab administrator for the Liu group, writes, "It is a great achievement and we are enormously proud of her." Congratulations, Holly!

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