Chemical Biology

The complexity of biology demands quantitative and molecular solutions that can only be answered by tools and methodologies derived from chemistry, including chemical proteomics, spectroscopy, single-molecule measurements, and design of molecules and proteins to probe cellular systems. Chemical biology has roots in traditional chemistry and biochemistry while fostering scientific creativity forged from experimentation at the interface of disciplines. As a result, faculty conducting research in chemical biology provide a foundational training environment to encourage students to develop their own ideas and make exciting new discoveries.