Chemical Biology

Division Chief: Kurt Zinn

Vision: Chemical control of biology is the foundation of pharmacology. However, we can go beyond the development of drugs to achieve chemical control of complex functions to redirect mammalian biology for desired outcomes.

Mission: To refine our understanding of biology through the development and use of chemicals that interact with biological functions and integrated systems.

Approach: Synthesize novel compounds that perturb biology, enable visualization and guide development for an integrated approach to understanding complex biological systems.