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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
Paramjit Arora, PhD

New York University

Elizabeth Boon
Elizabeth Boon, PhD

Stony Brook University

David M Chenoweth
David M. Chenoweth, PhD

University of Pennsylvania

Justin Cisar, PhD
Justin Cisar, PhD

Janssen Research & Development

Virginia Cornish
Virginia Cornish, PhD

Columbia University

Christopher am Ende
Christopher am Ende, PhD

Pfizer Inc.

Robert P Fisher
Robert P. Fisher, MD, PhD

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Kevin Gardner, PhD
Kevin Gardner, PhD

CUNY Advanced Science Research Center

Howard Hang
Howard Hang, PhD

The Rockefeller University

Jason E. Imbriglio, PhD
Jason E. Imbriglio, PhD


Akira Kawamura
Akira Kawamura, PhD

CUNY – Hunter College

Jon Lai
Jon Lai, PhD

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Thomas Leyh
Thomas Leyh, PhD

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Jin Kim Montclare, PhD
Jin Kim Montclare, PhD

Polytechnic Institute of New York University

Allie Obermeyer
Allie Obermeyer, PhD

Columbia University

E James Petersson
E. James Petersson, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Scott Priestley
Scott Priestley, PhD

Bristol-Myers Squibb R&D

David Sabatino, PhD
David Sabatino, PhD

Seton Hall University

Mohammad R. Seyedsayamdost, PhD
Mohammad R. Seyedsayamdost, PhD

Princeton University

Neel H. Shah, PhD
Neel H. Shah, PhD

Columbia University

Sarah Slavoff, PhD
Sarah Slavoff, PhD

Yale University

Derek Tan
Derek S. Tan, PhD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Neal Zondlo
Neal J. Zondlo, PhD

University of Delaware