The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Stevens was among the first to offer a chemical biology undergraduate degree in the nation and remains at the forefront of the field with globally-recognized experts in chemistry, biology, and chemical biology.

Faculty members have garnered respect in teaching excellence and are recognized nationally and internationally for research accomplishments.

Departmental research strengths include cancer biology, pre-clinical drug discovery and analytical chemistry. We carry out this research in facilities equipped with state-of-the-art technologies such as computational chemistry modeling software, high throughput robotic drug screening, mass spectrometers, NMR and confocal microscopy.

Undergraduate students receive at least two semesters of research utilizing these facilities and have the flexibility of easily changing their major in the first three semesters among the chemistry, chemical biology and biology programs.

Message from the Chair

Peter Tolias

Dr. Woo Lee, Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Chemistry and chemical biology (CCB) is a thriving department at the Stevens Institute of Technology. In addition to offering access to spectacular views of New York City, the regional area has the highest concentration of healthcare-related enterprises in the world, including hospital networks and clinics, health insurance providers, pharmaceutical, life science and medical device companies, and other supporting industries.

With access to numerous regional resources, CCB students benefit from many experiential research and internship opportunities, and placement rates for graduates that are among the highest in the nation, including acceptance to medical school.

The department offers a several unique programs of study at the interface of chemistry, chemical biology, and biology, offering students the opportunity to work with a vibrant group of faculty who are performing research in areas such as computational, medicinal, physical and peptide chemistry, cancer biology and organoid-based disease modeling, drug discovery, and development and application of advanced bio analytical methods.

Even with these diverse research opportunities, CCB remains a relatively small department of 17 faculty members, which allows students to develop close working relationships with faculty and their peers. The CCB department strives to maintain a collegial environment, and we continue to offer small class sizes and updated teaching facilities. I invite you to join us as we continue to push the frontiers of chemistry, chemical biology, and biology.

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