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Moungi Bawendi

Lester Wolfe Professor
The Bawendi Lab focuses on the science and applications of nanocrystals, especially semiconductor nanocrystal (aka quantum dots).

Arup K. Chakraborty

Institute Professor
The central focus of the Chakraborty Group is to understand the mechanistic underpinnings of the adaptive immune response to pathogens, and harness this understanding to help design better vaccines and therapies.
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Catherine L. Drennan

Professor
By combining X-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy and other biophysical methods, the goal of the Drennan lab is to “visualize” molecular processes by obtaining snapshots of enzymes in action.
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John M. Essigmann

William R. and Betsy P. Leitch Professor
Research in the Essigmann Group focuses on how repair enzymes remove structural damage from DNA and on how the adducts that evade repair either kill cells or induce mutations and cancer.
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Robert Guy Griffin

Arthur Amos Noyes Professor
A large fraction of the Griffin Group's research effort is devoted to the development of new magnetic resonance techniques to study molecular structure and dynamics
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Mei Hong

Professor
The Hong group develops and applies high-resolution solid-state NMR spectroscopy to elucidate the structure and dynamics of biological macromolecules, with an emphasis on membrane proteins.
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Barbara Imperiali

Class of 1922 Professor
Employing a multidisciplinary approach involving synthesis, state-of-the-art spectroscopy, molecular modeling, enzymology, and molecular biology to address fundamental problems at the interface of chemistry and biology.
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Jeremiah A. Johnson

Professor
The Johnson laboratory seeks creative, macromolecular solutions to problems at the interface of chemistry, medicine, biology, and materials science.
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Laura L Kiessling

Novartis Professor
The Kiessling Group uses chemical biology to elucidate the biological roles of carbohydrates, with a focus on learning new mechanistic concepts.
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Elizabeth Marie Nolan

Ivan R. Cottrell Professor of Immunology
Our current research program is motivated by the global problems of infectious disease and antibiotic resistance.
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Bradley L. Pentelute

Professor
The Pentelute Lab develops new protein modification chemistries, adapts nature's machines for efficient macromolecule delivery into cells, invents flow technologies for rapid biopolymer production, and discovers peptide binders to proteins.
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Ronald T. Raines

Roger and Georges Firmenich Professor
Using techniques that range from synthetic chemistry to cell biology, the Raines group is illuminating in atomic detail both the chemical basis and the biological purpose for protein structure and protein function.
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Gabriela S. Schlau-Cohen

Associate Professor
Research in the Schlau-Cohen group is inherently multidisciplinary and combines tools from chemistry, optics, biology, and microscopy to develop new approaches to probe dynamics.
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Alex K. Shalek

Associate Professor
The Shalek Lab creates and implements new approaches to elucidate cellular and molecular features that inform tissue-level function and dysfunction across the spectrum of human health and disease.
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Matthew D. Shoulders

Associate Professor
The Shoulders Laboratory is focused on integrating the tools of chemistry and biology to elucidate the complex pathways responsible for maintaining cellular protein homeostasis.
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Daniel L.M. Suess

Class of '48 C.D. Assistant Professor
Our main objective is to understand the molecular chemistry that underlies global biogeochemical cycles, with the ultimate goal of deploying this knowledge to improve human health and positively impact the environment.
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Xiao Wang

Cabot Assistant Professor
The Wang Group develops and applies new chemical and biophysical tools to better understand the molecular events in the brain.