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CCB Staff Q&A: Leah DeFrancesco, Research Scholar Coordinator

CCB Staff Q&A: Leah DeFrancesco, Research Scholar Coordinator

June 26, 2022

Leah DeFrancesco has taken on a new position within CCB as a Research Scholar Coordinator. Leah will be coordinating research appointments and acting as the primary administrative support system for postdoctoral fellows. Leah is very excited to be a resource for CCB Research Scholars, and she is looking forward to contributing to the advancement of an academic environment where scholars thrive and flourish.

Below, Leah has provided answers to questions about her background and aims for her new position. Leah can be reached via...

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CCB Community Award

CCB Community Award Winner: Ally Freedy, Chemical Biology Ph.D. '22

June 12, 2022

This spring CCB launched a new award, the CCB Community Award, to recognize the immense efforts that are regularly being undertaken to develop a more vibrant community among the department's students, faculty and staffers and other community members. This award will be given on a quarterly basis to two individuals in our community who go above and beyond to improve our department and make CCB a great place to work and learn. 

Our first winner--Ally Freedy, Chemical Biology Ph.D. '22-- has been described as an empathetic and great leader. Ally has also...

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George M. Whitesides wins 2022 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience

June 1, 2022

Professor George M. Whitesides, Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor, has been selected as one the recipients of the 2022 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience, which honors the "pioneers that created molecular scale coatings for surfaces which enable unprecedented control and engineering of surface properties. Their work transformed surface science and has led to applications shaping our daily lives in areas from medical diagnostics to semiconductor devices."

The Kavli Prizes are awarded in three areas: astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience – "to recognize...

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Bionic 5k

CCB participates in the 2022 Bionic 5k

April 24, 2022

CCB members participated in the 2022 Bionic 5k race on Sunday, April 24. The Bionic 5k celebrates the power of technology to enable ALL people to run together, and was held this year in Harvard Square.  CCB was very happy to cover registration fees for those in our community who were  interested in joining and participating with our very own CCB team.  Funding was provided by the FAS Community Renewal Fund with special thanks to Dean Claudine Gay. Learn more about the race ...

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New Assistant Professor Richard Liu Joins CCB

April 8, 2022

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Richard Liu will be joining our department this summer as an Assistant Professor. Liu's group will explore redox-active organic moieties as novel catalytic platforms, new methodology to generate nano-structured carbon platforms, and applying myriad physical techniques to elucidate complex reaction mechanisms. Liu completed his graduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he worked with Stephen L. Buchwald on the development of copper-hydride catalysts for olefin hydrofunctionalization...

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