Danith H Ly
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Dr. Ly was born and raised in Cambodia. He received his Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering and Minor in Philosophy from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1994. He received his Ph.D in Organic Chemistry in 1998, also from Georgia Institute of Technology under the supervision of Prof. Gary B. Schuster. He did his postdoctoral work at UC Berkeley and at Scripps Research Institute under the supervision of Prof. Peter G. Schultz, 1998–2001. He joined the Department of Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University in 2001 as an Assistant Professor.
Our research program lies at the interface of chemistry and biology, with emphasis on the development of molecular tools and reagents to regulate gene expression in mammalian systems. On-going work in the group includes chemical synthesis, DNA recognition, gene regulation and correction, cellular delivery, peptide therapeutics, infectious diseases, unstable repeat disorders, and molecular self-assembly.