Our Faculty

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Theodore Betley
Interim Department Co-Chair
Director of Graduate Studies
Erving Professor of Chemistry
The Betley lab works in the field of synthetic inorganic chemistry to design new complexes capable of activating unreactive chemical bonds

 

Professor Dan Kahne
Daniel Kahne
Interim Department Co-Chair
Higgins Professor of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
The Kahne lab develops new approaches to treat resistant bacterial infections, focusing on the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria

 

A photo of Joanna Aizenberg holding a vial of blue liquid
Joanna Aizenberg
Amy Smith Berylson Professor of Materials Science
Professor of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
The Aizenberg lab designs advanced materials and devices for use in fields ranging from architecture to energy efficiency to medicine

 

 

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James Anderson
Philip S. Weld Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry
The Anderson lab addresses global scale issues at the intersection of climate and energy using experimental and theoretical approaches

 

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Emily Balskus
Professor of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
The Balskus lab works to understand how microbial metabolism influences the environment and human health

 

Professor Adam Cohen
Adam Cohen
Professor of Chemistry & Chemical Biology and of Physics
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
The Cohen lab develops new physical tools to study molecules and cells and unravel how they function

 

Professor Cynthia Friend
Cynthia Friend
Theodore William Richards Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science
The Friend lab designs new catalytic reactions to reduce global energy costs and develop alternative energy sources

 

Professor Roy Gordon
Roy Gordon
Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science
The Gordon lab works on thin film deposition for solar cells, energy-conserving window coatings, display devices and semiconductor electronics

 

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Eric Heller
Abbott and James Lawrence Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Physics
The Heller lab centers on time dependent and semiclassical quantum mechanics of molecules and devices

 

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Eric Jacobsen
Sheldon Emery Professor of Chemistry
The Jacobsen lab discovers and analyzes new and valuable catalytic reactions for application in industry and academia

 

Professor Frank Keutsch
Frank Keutsch
Stonington Professor of Engineering and Atmospheric Science
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
The Keutsch lab aims to understand volatile organic compounds (VOCs), secondary pollutants that affect human health and climate

 

Professor Brian Liau
Brian Liau
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
The Liau lab develops chemical approaches to illuminate molecular mechanisms of gene regulation

 

Charles M. Lieber Named University Professor
Charles Lieber
Joshua and Beth Friedman University Professor
The Lieber lab designs nanoscale materials for use in nanoelectronics, biological and chemical sensing, neurobiology and nanophotonics

 

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David Liu
Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
The Liu lab engineers, evolves, and delivers in vivo genome editing tools to study and treat genetic diseases

 

Assistant Professor Jarad Mason
Jarad Mason
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
The Mason lab designs materials to address basic science challenges in energy and sustainable development

 

Professor Andrew Myers
Andrew Myers
Amory Houghton Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
The Myers lab synthesizes and studies complex molecules of value to biology and human medicine

 

Professor Kang-Kuen Ni teaches a class
Kang-Kuen Ni
Morris Kahn Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and of Physics
The Ni lab creates molecules at ultra-cold temperatures to investigate quantum mechanics

 

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Daniel Nocera
Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy
The Nocera lab designs new technologies for renewable energy to change global energy production

 

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Hongkun Park
Mark Hyman Jr. Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Physics
The Park lab designs new nano- and microelectronic tools to interface with living cells, cell networks, and organisms

 

A headshot of Professor Stuart Schreiber
Stuart Schreiber
Morris Loeb Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
The Schreiber lab studies the science of therapeutics, relying on human biology to identify therapeutic targets

 

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Matthew Shair
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
The Shair lab uses small molecules and cell biology to study human diseases and develop therapeutics

 

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Eugene Shakhnovich
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
The Shakhnovich lab investigates the basic principles of protein folding and other complex polymer systems

 

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Jack Szostak
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Professor of Genetics
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
The Szostak lab focuses on the origin, early evolution and laboratory synthesis of simple living systems

 

A headshot of Professor George Whitesides
George Whitesides
Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor
The Whitesides lab tackles chemical, biological, and engineering problems in everthing from density to biophysics and soft robotics

 

Christina Woo
Christina Woo
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
The Woo lab works on drug discovery, synthetic methods, and new mechanisms by which small molecules influence biological systems

 

A headshot of Suyang Xu wearing a black sweater, looking directly at the camera
Suyang Xu
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
The Xu lab studies quantum matters for solutions in clean energy, low-power electronics, and quantum computing

 

Xiaowei Zhuang wins the 2018 Breakthrough Prize
Xiaowei Zhuang
David B. Arnold, Jr. Professor of Science
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
The Zhuang lab works in single-molecule biology and bioimaging, developing imaging techniques to study biological systems quantitatively