Alanna Schepartz

Research Scientist

Contact Information

Alanna Schepartz, PhD

Mailing Address

  • 225 Prospect St.

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8107

    United States


Alanna Schepartz is a Sterling Professor of Chemistry at Yale.  Her research has shaped thinking in multiple areas, including the mechanisms of protein-DNA recognition and transcriptional activation; protein design and its application to synthetic biology; and the process by which chemical information crosses membranes. She is widely recognized for reporting the first examples of both a miniature proteins and b-peptide bundles, which remains the only example of a protein-like fold without a-amino acids.   

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Columbia University, Organic Chemistry (1987)
  • BS
    State University of New York-Albany, Chemistry (1982)
  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellow

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Ronald Breslow Award for Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry American Chemical Society2012
ACS Chemical Biology Prize & Prize LectureAmerican Chemical Society2010
Frank H. Westheimer Prize MedalHarvard University2008
Elected FellowAmerican Academy of Arts

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