Our Research Goals

Molecular recognition in proteins enable vital cellular functions such as cell signaling, through protein- protein interactions. Taking inspiration from nature, we have developed novel comprehensive macrocyclic libraries composed of amino acids and amino acid like small molecules. We aim to harness the power of molecular recognition by peptidic and peptidomimetic macrocycles to address a diverse set of problems in human health and energy.


About Us

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Professor James R. Heath

President, Professor, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, WA

Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, UCLA

Professor William B. Goddard

Charles and Mary Ferkel Professor of Chemistry and Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, CA

Director, Materials and Process Simulation Center, California Institute of Technology, CA

Professor Harry B. Gray

Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Founding Director, Beckman Institute

Dr. Scott Schaefer

Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Director, Mass Spectrometry Facility, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Lab news

  • Nag lab welcomes our newest member, Henna Patel, sophomore!

  • Congratulations to Ariane and Dylan on their publication in Supramolecular Chemistry Volume 31, 2019 - Issue 8: Emerging Supramolecular Chemists in the United States! You can read the full article here.

  • Congratulations to Anny, Dylan and Rene for their publication in the Scholarly Undergraduate Research Journal at Clark 2019, Vol 5! Check out the article here.

  • Congratulations to Anny on defending her Masters degree and joining Abbvie!

  • Congratulations to Kim for being selected as a Beaver’s Fellows for 2019!

  • Congratulations to Emma for being selected as the Donald J. Nelson Research Fellow 2019!

  • Congratulations to Iryna and Maddie for being selected for Maurine H. Milburn Research Fellowship 2019!

  • Congratulations to Iryna, Maddie, Emma, Kim and Anna Livia on joining the Nag lab!

  • Congratulations to Dr. Nag on being approved for the approved for the Tier 1 Office of Diversity and Inclusion Co-Funding Program for doing a Women In STEM Lunch!

  • Read our published article in Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Design here

  • Nag lab welcomes Ariane Borges!

  • Congratulations to Anny, Rene and Dylan for acceptance of their manuscript to Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Design!

  • Congratulations to Dylan and Molly on successfully presenting their summer research at the Clark Summer Scholarship Workshop!

  • Congratulations to Ailin for being the Bickman Summer Research Fellowship awardee!


Contact information

Arundhati Nag, PhD
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Carlson School of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Clark University
950 Main St.
Worcester, MA 01610
Email: anag@clarku.edu

The Nag Lab is looking for prospective graduate students. Interested candidates please send your CV, a brief statement (within one page) summarizing your research background and research interests, and three letters of recommendation to anag@clarku.edu

 Undergraduate students interested in learning more about our research and pursuing research in the Nag laboratory please contact anag@clarku.edu.