Alanna Schepartz, PhD

Sterling Professor of Chemistry

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Cell Biology; Chemical Biology; Human Disease; Imaging (super-resolution); RNA Biology; Signal Transduction

Yale Cancer Center: Developmental Therapeutics

Chemical Biology Institute

Office of Cooperative Research

Faculty Research

Biography

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 Caltech

Honors & Recognition

  • Ronald Breslow Award for Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry American Chemical Society (2012)

  • ACS Chemical Biology Prize & Prize Lecture American Chemical Society (2010)

  • Frank H. Westheimer Prize MedalHarvard University (2008)

  • Elected FellowAmerican Academy of Arts

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Contact Info

Alanna Schepartz, PhD
Mailing Address
225 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06520-8107

Curriculum Vitae

Schepartz Lab of Chemical Biology