How did chemistry give rise to life? We study principles of emergence and evolution of biomolecules by combining experiments and modeling. See our Research page to learn more.

We are currently looking for enthusiastic, talented students and postdocs.

Students should apply through the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry or the Biomolecular Sciences and Engineering Program.

Postdoctoral applicants should send a cover letter and CV, and arrange for 3 reference letters to be sent directly to Irene Chen.

Mailing address:

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry 9510

University of California

Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9510

Lab Contact:

Chemistry 1142

Tel: 805-893-8085

Fax: 805-893-4120

IC Tel: 805-893-8364


Understanding biomolecular design and evolution