Organic Chemistry

CCB's long and illustrious history of accomplishment in the area of carbon-containing compounds is exemplified by pioneering syntheses of the complex molecules palytoxin and vitamin B12.

With emphasis on development of new reaction methodology and synthesis of families of molecules ranging from small probes to large compounds with antimicrobial and antibiotic activity, and creation of supramolecular assemblies of relevance to energy conversion, Harvard’s organic chemistry effort continues to be multifaceted and fruitful.

Organic Chemistry Faculty

Professor Dan Kahne

Dan Kahne

Interim Department Co-Chair
Higgins Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
David Evans

David Evans

Abbott and James Lawrence Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus
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
Andrew Myers

Andrew Myers

Amory Houghton Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Stuart L. Schreiber

Stuart L. Schreiber

Morris Loeb Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Assistant Professor Christina Woo

Christina Woo

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

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