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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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Harvard Women In Chemistry Launches Spotlight Initiative

August 11, 2021
The Harvard Women in Chemistry (HWIC) student-led group has launched a new series spotlighting female scientists in the department. HWIC leadership is strongly invested in community building and outreach and this platform will help to highight exceptional trainees. HWIC's mission is "dedicated to addressing issues concerning the representation and quality of life of women in STEM fields, particularly chemistry. We are dedicated to outreach to the local community to promote awareness of women in chemistry.... Read more about Harvard Women In Chemistry Launches Spotlight Initiative
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Alessandra Canta wins Captain Jonathan Fay Prize

May 25, 2021

Alessandra Canta, a joint Chemistry and Astrophysics concentrator with a secondary field in MCB, has won the Captain Jonathan Fay Prize. Gregg Tucci, Director of Undergraduate Studies, recently shared this incredible news with the Department citing that this is the first time a Chemistry concentrator has won in more than thirty years.

Her thesis, “Unlocking the Key to Life: Observation and Formation of Nitriles in Protoplanetary Disks,” won three prizes this spring: the  Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Leo Goldberg Prize...

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