Rebecca Scheck, PhD


Assistant Professor of Chemistry



BA, Chemistry, Columbia University
PhD, Chemistry, University of California - Berkeley
Postdoctoral Training, Yale University


Campus: Medford
Office: Pearson 100X
Laboratory: Pearson

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-627-0450
Lab Phone:
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Research Website  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology


Research Synopsis

A significant frontier in chemical biology lies in the ability to develop new, selective chemical transformations that transpire at mild temperatures amidst many other reactive species and in parallel with the countless transformations that occur inside of a living cell. Research in the Scheck laboratory focuses on the invention and application of encodable, bioorthogonal chemical strategies. These tools will be used to report on inducible changes in protein function in living cells. Current efforts in the lab fall into two broad categories: 1) The development of new chemical methods that are used to study complex posttranslational modification networks and 2) The study of native and unnatural posttranslational modifications to provide valuable chemical and synthetic biology tools.


Lab Members

Kaitlin Chambers, PhD Student in Chemistry  Send an e-mail
Sasha Fraser, PhD Student in Chemistry  Send an e-mail
Caitlin Hill, PhD Student in Chemistry  Send an e-mail
Joseph McEwen, PhD Student in Chemistry  Send an e-mail
Nicole Sjoblom, PhD Student in Biochemistry  Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research