Fields of research
The Chemistry Department at Boston University offers research activities in the major areas of investigations of molecular science:
- OrganicNew methodologies in the synthesis of complex natural product molecules, macromolecules, stereochemistry, asymmetric synthesis, and catalysis.
- ComputationalQuantum dynamics, photoionization, electron-molecule scattering theory, classical statistical mechanics of dynamical processes in liquids, protein structure and dynamics.
- BiologicalProtein structure, nucleic acids, peptides and biomodel systems, bioinorganic topics, medicinal chemistry, and methods with for probing biological activity and detecting biological molecules.
- InorganicSpans the continuum from small molecule systems to metalloproteins, to investigation of the reactivity properties of synthetic complexes, to the use of metal-based reagents for probing protein-DNA interactions.
- PhysicalUltrafast measurements of dynamics of chemical, biological and materials systems; nanoscale materials and techniques for biomedical imaging and biosensing applications; nonlinear spectroscopy; studies of fundamental biological processes on a single molecule level.
- Division of Material Sciences and Engineering
- School of Medicine
- National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory
- Graduate Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry Program
- Department of Biomedical Engineering
- Center for Integrated Life Science and Engineering