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Chemical Biology Discussion Group

Chemical tools providing insight into biological function

Chemical Biology Discussion Group

The field of chemical biology uses chemical tools to provide insight into biological function and develop solutions for life sciences, biotechnology, and human health. The field also offers small molecules and tools that can be used to manipulate chemical and biological systems with unprecedented molecular precision, which is an essential approach in drug design.

Our portfolio of events and publications in Chemical Biology encompasses chemistry-based technology— such as proteomics, lipidomics, metabolomics, and glycomics—as well as synthetic and systems biology work when inspired and supported by chemical tools or aimed at engineering biological systems to perform a new type of chemical transformation.

The Chemical Biology Discussion Group also serves as the Organic Topical Group for the American Chemical Society’s New York Chapter.


Sonya Dougal, PhD


Steering Committee Members

The Chemical Biology Discussion Group Steering Committee, composed of multi-sector and multi-institutional scientists from the Academy’s network, provides thought leadership on key issues of interest to the bioorganic chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, and pharmacology communities, helping to inform and shape our program portfolio.
Paramjit Arora, PhDNew York University
Paramjit Arora, PhD
New York University
Elizabeth Boon, PhD
Stony Brook University
David M. Chenoweth, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Justin Cisar, PhD
Justin Cisar, PhD

Janssen Research & Development

Virginia Cornish, PhD
Columbia University
Christopher am Ende
Christopher am Ende, PhD

Pfizer Inc.

Robert P. Fisher, MD, PhD
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Howard Hang, PhD
The Rockefeller University
Jason E. Imbriglio, PhD, Merck
Jason E. Imbriglio, PhD, Merck
Akira Kawamura, PhD
CUNY – Hunter College
Jon Lai, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Thomas Leyh, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jin Kim Montclare, PhD
Polytechnic Institute of New York University
E. James Petersson, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Scott Priestley, PhD
Bristol-Myers Squibb R&D
David Sabatino, PhD
Seton Hall University
Derek S. Tan, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Neal J. Zondlo, PhD
University of Delaware