The Devlin lab at Harvard Medical School uses strategies from chemical biology to study the human microbiome. Our goal is to control the chemistry of human-associated bacteria in order to understand how the microbiome affects human health and disease. The lab leverages expertise from different fields, including synthetic organic chemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, analytical chemistry, and bioinformatics.

We currently have positions for graduate students and undergraduates. In particular, we are actively seeking (1) potential students with an organic chemistry background interested in using chemistry to study biological problems and (2) microbiologists / biochemists interested in studying the human microbiome. If you are interested, get in touch.



July 2018: We have a new paper out online in eLife [link]. Press Coverage: HMS News and Research  Science Daily  

June 2018: The Devlin lab welcomes Megan McCurry, a graduate student in the Harvard Chemical Biology PhD program.