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Chemical Biology

In this era of whole-genome science, we are discovering macromolecules far more rapidly than we can determine their function. Researchers in our department are developing chemical tools to study macromolecular function and cell biology. In the context of large protein or RNA molecules with tens to hundreds of thousands of atoms, it is now possible to change single atoms, rendering macromolecular science part of the realm of organic and physical organic chemistry.

In addition, we develop synthetic compounds to inhibit cellular processes and deliver therapeutics to specific targets. Thus students have the unique opportunity to bring physical and chemical methods to bear on the molecules of life, enabling them to probe the molecular basis of cellular function at an unprecedented level of depth.

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