Asa Griggs Candler Professor
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor
David G. Lynn has contributed in the general areas of molecular recognition, synthetic biology and chemical evolution, and has developed chemical and physical methods for the analysis of supramolecular self-assemblies, of signal transduction in cellular development and pathogenesis, of molecular skeletons for storing and reading information, and of the evolution of biological order.
Lynn has earned a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professorship, the Emory Scholar-Teacher Award, a fellowship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the ACS Charles H. Herty Medal.
During his tenure as Chair of the Department of Chemistry from 2006-2015, Lynn assisted in the renovation of the Atwood chemistry building. In 2018 and 2019, Lynn also served as a board member for the Atlanta Science Festival.
The David G. Lynn Group at Emory University works to understand the structures and forces that enable supramolecular self-assembly, how chemical information can be stored and translated into new molecular entities, and how the forces of evolution can be harnessed in new structures with new function. Some of our current research areas include the origins of prokaryotic and eukaryotic pathogenesis, template directed polymerization and dynamic combinatorial systems, amyloid diseases and protein self-assembly, and intelligent materials.
Research Affiliations: Center for Nanobiology of the Macromolecular Assembly Disorders - NanoMAD