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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Eric JacobsenEric Jacobsen

Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Sheldon Emery Professor of Chemistry

Jacobsen Research Group

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Upcoming Events

Apr 16

Tejia Zhang Defense

2:00pm to 5:00pm


Pfizer Lecture Hall

Title:  Discovery of bioactive lipids and lipid pathways in cell death and disease

Apr 17

Brent Dorr Defense

9:30am to 11:30am


Science Center A

Title:  Directed Evolution of Sortase Activity and Specificity

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Latest News

Shut the Sash: Energy Conservation in CCB

Shut the Sash: Energy Conservation in CCB

April 3, 2014

CCB Lab Director Allen Aloise was a featured speaker on March 27th at a forum addressing energy conservation in scientific laboratories. Held at Harvard, the event brought together over 100 lab and facilities managers across the Boston area, as well as representatives of local utilities. Massive air exchange systems, in particular, contribute to energy inefficiencies as well as greenhouse-gas emissions. Harvard’s executive vice president Katie Lapp reported that although labs at Harvard take up only 23% of the square footage on campus, they consume 53% of the energy supplied.

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