Chemical Biology

Chemical biology combines the rigor and quantitative aspects of traditional chemistry and biochemistry programs with the excitement and medical relevance of modern molecular, cellular, organismic, and human biology. Internationally recognized as a vital interdisciplinary field, it offers an exciting research direction for bright undergraduates.

Increasingly, many biological problems demand molecular and quantitative answers that can only be supplied by tools and approaches derived from chemistry, such as single-molecule measurements, single-cell imaging, and the use of exogenous molecules to precisely modulate cellular components.

Chemical Biology Faculty

Professor Dan Kahne

Dan Kahne

Higgins Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Assistant Professor Brian Liau

Brian Liau

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
David R. Liu

David R. Liu

Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Stuart L. Schreiber

Stuart L. Schreiber

Morris Loeb Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Jack W. Szostak

Jack W. Szostak

Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Professor of Genetics
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Alexander Rich Distinguished Investigator, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor Christina Woo

Christina Woo

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

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