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

Emily  Balskus

Emily Balskus

Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of Chemistry
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
(Accepting Graduate Students)
E. J. Corey

E. J. Corey

Sheldon Emory Professor Emeritus
(Not Accepting Graduate Students)
Eric Jacobsen

Eric Jacobsen

Sheldon Emery Professor of Chemistry
(Accepting Graduate Students)
Professor Dan Kahne

Dan Kahne

Higgins Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
(Accepting Graduate Students)
Yoshito Kishi

Yoshito Kishi

Morris Loeb Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus
(Not Accepting Graduate Students)
Assistant Professor Brian Liau

Brian Liau

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
(Accepting Graduate Students)
David R. Liu

David R. Liu

Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
(Accepting Graduate Students)
Richard Liu

Richard Y. Liu

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
(Accepting Graduate Students)
Andrew Myers

Andrew Myers

Amory Houghton Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
(Accepting Graduate Students)
Daniel G. Nocera

Daniel G. Nocera

Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy
(Accepting Graduate Students)
Stuart L. Schreiber

Stuart L. Schreiber

Morris Loeb Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
(Accepting Graduate Students)
Matthew Shair

Matthew Shair

Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
(Accepting Graduate Students)
Assistant Professor Christina Woo

Christina Woo

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
(Accepting Graduate Students)