Chemical Biology

Chemical synthesis and tool development for functional genomics.

Chromatin biology

Investigating mechanisms of chromatin and gene regulation.


Cell & Cancer biology

Discovery and elucidation of cancer dependencies and mechanisms.

We are a startup at the interface of chemistry and cancer epigenetics. Our central goal is to develop novel chemical biology approaches to illuminate molecular mechanisms in epigenetics and gene regulation, while exploring the promise of chromatin regulators as therapeutic targets for cancer.

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We're excited to announce that Brian recieved the NIH Director's New Innovator Award! Congratulations to Brian and thank you to the NIH for supporting our lab!

Congratulations to Brian for receiving the Ono Pharma Foundation Breakthrough Science Initiative Award! Thank you to the Ono Pharma Foundation for supporting our lab!

Shout out to our G2s (Ally, Nick, Shelby, Yumi, Ceejay) for all passing their qualifying exams!

Congratulations to Nick, who joins Kevin and Paloma as an NSF GRFP fellow!

Welcome to Hui Si Kwok, a postdoctoral fellow! Hui Si joins us from Dieter Söll's laboratory at Yale University. Goodbye and best wishes to Larry Valles, who has accepted a new position at Harvard Medical School as a Junior Operations Manager.

The lab's first two papers have been accepted for publication. Congratulations to the cycloheximide and LSD1 teams!


The lab welcomes first-year graduate student Paloma Tuttle, who joins us from CCB!

We are excited to have three new graduate students, Ceejay Lee (Molecules, Cells, and Organisms), Nicholas Lue (Chemical Biology), and Shelby Roseman (Chemical Biology) officially join the lab! Ceejay recieved her undergraduate education from UCLA, Nick from UC Berkeley, and Shelby from the University of Delaware. Additionally, we welcome Sarah Araten, an undergraduate at Harvard College!

We congratulate Christopher Johnny on receiving his A.B. in Chemistry! Best wishes as he heads off to the University of Pennsylvania in pursuit of a Ph.D.

We welcome to the group Pallavi Gosavi as a postdoctoral fellow! She has recently completed her Ph.D. under the guidance of Professor Ivan Korendovych at Syracuse University.


We are pleased to welcome Yumi Koga, a first-year graduate student from CCB onto our team!

Ally Freedy, an M.D.-Ph.D. student from the Chemical Biology program, has joined the lab. Welcome, Ally! Ben Senzer, a Sophomore in Harvard College, has also joined us as an undergraduate researcher.

We welcome Eric Zhou to the lab, who has joined us as an undergraduate researcher.


The lab has taken on five first-year graduate students from the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology! Welcome to Eileen Hoang, Kevin Ngan, Allison Siegenfeld, Michael Vinyard, and Amanda Waterbury!

The lab is growing: Yongho Park (YP) joins us as a postdoctoral fellow from Eric Jacobsen's lab and Christopher Johnny joins us as an undergraduate researcher.

Our temporary lab space is up and running on the third floor of Converse Lab! We also recently welcomed Cindy Su to the group, who joined late last month as a research technician.