In 2017, our department made daring discoveries, pursued new frontiers, and excelled in teaching and research. Below, we countdown the year's ten most-read news and celebrate the varied successes of our faculty, students, researchers and alumni.
One of only 32 Americans to win a Rhodes Scholarship, the Class of 2018 undergraduate will travel to the University of Oxford next October.
After a postdoctoral research fellowship with Professor Andrew G. Myers, Kevin joined the start-up company Revolution Medicines as one of its first two chemists.
Maria Brouard, a spunky undergraduate studying Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering, beamed next to her poster. She had only one problem with her final project: it didn’t have enough color.
Stuart Schreiber has been searching for vulnerabilities in treatment-resistant cancer cells. Recently, he found one.
Li Zha, a sixth-year graduate student in the Balskus Lab, is the lead author on a new paper titled "Colibactin assembly line enzymes use S-adenosylmethionine to build a cyclopropane ring," from Nature Chemical Biology.
Nature Chemical Biology published "A new strategy for aromatic ring alkylation in cylindrocyclophane biosynthesis."
Two CCB faculty members, David Liu and Emily Balskus, earned prestigious ACS National Awards.
Liu and team's new technique targets individual letters, or genetic bases, and has the potential to correct more than half of all human genetic diseases.
The artificial leaf, an innovation from Daniel Nocera and Pamela Silver, promises to transform the world of energy technology.
Dr. Mason joins the department on January 1, 2018 as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry.