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Chemical Biology at UMass

Director's Message

Paul Thompson, Ph.D.

Paul Thompson, Ph.D.

The Chemical Biology Interface (CBI) program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School is focused on harnessing the techniques of Chemistry and Biology to answer fundamental questions in biology.  Our faculty take a multidisciplinary approach to solving these problems and utilize a multitude of techniques including small molecule synthesis, medicinal chemistry, enzymology, diagnostics, and structural biology. 

Our program includes more than 40 faculty from Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Radiology, Cancer Biology, Orthopedics, Neuroscience, and the RNA Therapeutics Institute.  The research interests of our faculty encompass antibiotic resistance, viral pathogenesis, cancer biology, and immunology. 

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Aaron Lazare Medical Research Building (LRB)
364 Plantation Street, LRB 9th Floor
Worcester,  MA  01605

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We are always interested in applications from qualified candidates at postdoctoral and research associate levels.

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Undergraduates interested in pursuing a PhD at UMass Medical School should apply directly to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Program.


  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020
    BMP Seminars

    Naima Sharaf, Ph.D. - Caltech

    Hosted By: Brian Kelch, Ph.D.
    Location: Zoom
    12:00PM - 1:00PM

  • Wednesday, December 02, 2020
    BMP Seminars

    Joe Yeeles, Ph.D. - MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

    Hosted By: Joe Magrino
    Location: Zoom
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Wednesday, December 16, 2020
    BMP Seminars

    Ahmed Badran, Ph.D. - The Broad Institute

    Hosted By: BMP GSBS students
    Location: Zoom
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM