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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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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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Mengtan Liu has been awarded a 2022 Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship

Mengtan Liu has been awarded a 2022 Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship

February 9, 2022

Mengtan (Mandy) Liu, a graduate student in Professor Jarad Mason's research group. has been awarded a 2022 Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship for her research, "Design of Meltable and Glass-Forming Metal–Organic Frameworks via Crystal Engineering.To encourage promising graduate students to pursue crystallographically oriented research, the International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD) established the Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Fund to support the education and research program of promising graduate students in crystallography-related...

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CCB Annual Holiday Gift Drive Benefits Heading Home

CCB Annual Holiday Gift Drive Benefits Heading Home

December 8, 2021

This year items donated to the annual CCB gift drive went to Heading Home, an organization who has a mission to “end homelessness in Greater Boston by providing a supported pathway to self-sufficiency that begins with a home, together with critical services such as life skills, financial literacy, and job training.” This year’s drive collected a mix of books, gift cards, and bedding items.

Heading Home provides emergency, transitional and permanent housing, and support services, to low-income homeless and formerly homeless families and individuals in the communities of Boston...

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John Ovian

John Ovian awarded EJ Corey Bristol-Myers Squibb Fellowship

August 31, 2021

John Ovian, a graduate student in the Jacobsen Lab, has been chosen as a recipient of the EJ Corey Bristol-Myers Squibb Fellowship for 2021-22. John’s doctoral research focuses on developing catalytic enantioselective methods for the synthesis of chromanes and fluorinated building blocks. He also works to elucidate the catalyst features responsible for achieving high selectivity. Congratulations, John!

Kevin Zhao smiling facing the camera

Kevin Zhao selected as a 2021 Schmidt Science Fellow

June 4, 2021
Eric and Wendy Schmidt today announced the fourth cohort of Schmidt Science Fellows, a group of 28 early-career scientists committed to harnessing interdisciplinary science to make a positive difference in the world. Kevin Zhao, a G5 in the Liu Lab, is one of three Harvard University students to receive the coveted fellowship. The Selectors were very impressed by the high quality of the candidates this year and Zhao was selected from a group of over 400 highly accomplished candidates nominated from 88 of the world’s leading science and technology universities and... Read more about Kevin Zhao selected as a 2021 Schmidt Science Fellow

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