Chemical Biology

The interface between chemistry and biology is an exciting research frontier in the Department of Chemistry. On-going research in the department includes investigations of natural product biosynthesis, identification of biomarkers for autoimmune diseases, mechanisms of DNA damage and repair, nanomaterials for imaging and drug delivery, and chemical synthesis of antibiotics and enzyme inhibitors.


Amit Basu

Glycobiology, polymers, green chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, interfacial recognition, nanomaterials

Sarah Delaney

Nucleic acids chemistry and biology, DNA repair, enzyme kinetics

Eunsuk Kim

Bioinorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry, redox signaling, nitric oxide signaling, energy, carbon dioxide conversion

Jason K. Sello

Synthetic organic chemistry, microbiology, antibiotic mechanism and resistance, drug discovery, biofuels, analytical chemistry

Christopher T. Seto

Drug discovery, phosphatases, activity based probes, organic synthesis, asymmetric catalysis