Dr. DAvid g. lynn, phd

Professor of Biological Chemistry

Tel: (404) 727-9348

Email: dlynn2@emory.edu

Office: E407

Emory University

Department of Chemistry

1515 Pierce Drive

Atlanta, Georgia 30322

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.


After a fellowship at Columbia University and teaching briefly at the University of Virginia and Cornell University, he served as Professor of Chemistry at the University of Chicago until 2000. He moved to accept the Asa Griggs Candler Professorship in Chemistry and Biology at Emory University, and in 2002, was awarded one of 20 inaugural Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professorships. In 2011, Lynn was awarded the Emory Scholar-Teacher Award for pioneering several science/arts collaborations for communicating science and as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow. He received the ACS Charles H. Herty Medal in 2013 for his significant contributions in research and the advancement of the chemical industry and served as Chair of the Department of Chemistry from 2006-15.

During his tenure as Chair of the Department of Chemistry, Dave assisted in the renovation of the Atwood chemistry building filled with technology-equipped classrooms and learning spaces as well as a new campus Highland Bakery coffee location. In 2018 and 2019, Dave served as a board member for the Atlanta Science Festival, an annual festival throughout the Greater Atlanta Area that seeks to showcase science to the public! 

  • IDS 190: Freshman Seminar (Via ORDER)

  • ECS 460: Emory College Seminar (via ORDER)

  • CHEM 204: Macromolecules

  • CHEM 399: Introduction to Research

  • CHEM 499: Undergraduate Research

  • CHEM 572: Systems Chemistry