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“At my previous institution I had three collaborators over a 15 year period, but as a member of CLP, I have 17 active collaborations. If there’s something I can’t do or don’t know, but need to get through, I don’t have to go out and find a collaborator, I just walk down the hall.”

Thomas J. Meade

Tackling complex diseases and unleashing the next wave of innovation requires a dynamic ecosystem where team science can flourish. At Chemistry of Life Processes Institute, biology, chemistry, medicine, and engineering faculty converge to explore radically new approaches to solving the human body’s most formidable health challenges. 

The breadth of scholarly interests of the CLP faculty cuts across the physical and life sciences from novel physical science-based diagnostics and therapies for cancer and heart disease to exciting new treatments for central nervous system diseases. Our members represent 19 academic departments from three different schools: Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Feinberg School of Medicine. Half hold joint appointments with a second department, or hold multiple appointments.

Read examples of the groundbreaking work of some of our members and learn how the Institute supports their research:

TRANSFORMATIVE RESEARCH OF CLP FACULTY MEMBERS

Erik Andersen

Erik Andersen

Gaining Evolutionary Insights for Human Health

Vadim Backman

Vadim Backman

Preventing Cancer Treatment Resistance

Nathan Gianneschi

Nathan Gianneschi

Trojan Horse Anticancer Drug Disguises Itself as Fat

Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy

Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy

Neuromodulation and Plasticity in the Brain

Neil Kelleher

Neil Kelleher

Protein-Based Mapping of Human Cell Types

Tom Meade

Tom Meade

Novel Diagnostics and Immunotherapies

Susan Quaggin

Susan Quaggin

Accelerating Kidney Research and Translation

Rick Silverman

Rick Silverman

New Treatments for Central Nervous System Diseases and Cancer

Teresa Woodruff

Teresa Woodruff

Preserving Reproduction and Fertility in Cancer Patients, Others

Click here to view the complete list of CLP faculty members with links to their profiles.