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

Research in the Scheck laboratory focuses on the development and application of encodable, bioorthogonal chemical strategies. These tools will be used to report on inducible changes in protein function and structure in living cells, particularly posttranslational modifications (PTMs). Our focus is on PTMs that have been particularly difficult to study using traditional approaches. We address this challenge through the development of selective chemistries that offer a new toolkit for understanding how protein function is controlled within a cell. Current efforts in the lab focus on the development of new chemical methods that can be used to study complex posttranslational modification networks including glycation, ubiquitination and phosphorylation or to monitor changes in protein-protein interactions or associations.


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