Champak was born and raised in the cricket capital of the world, Mumbai, India, and lived in Champaign-Urbana and New York City before arriving in Seattle in 2010. He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and invented disulfide-directed protein ubiquitylation as a postdoctoral researcher at The Rockefeller University. The Chatterjee lab seeks to apply atom-efficient and water-compatible synthetic strategies for protein chemistry in order to understand eukaryotic gene regulation by protein post-translational modifications. New trainees in the Chatterjee lab can expect to master techniques in peptide and protein synthesis, bioanalytical and biophysical measurements, molecular biology and mammalian cell culture. Former trainees have gone onto assistant professorships (Keystone College, PA), startups (Revolution Medicines, CA), postdoctoral research (Harvard Medical School and The Rockefeller University) and lectureships (Baylor University and UW Bothell).
- Buckle EL, Sampath J, Michael N, Whedon SD, Leonen CJA, Pfaendtner J, Drobny GP, Chatterjee C. Chembiochem. 2020, 21(22), 3208-3211.
- Dhall A, Shelton PMM, Delachat AM, Leonen CJA, Fierz B, Chatterjee C. Biochemistry. 2020, 59(27), 2479-2483.
- Hsu PL, Shi H, Leonen C, Kang J, Chatterjee C, Zheng N. Mol Cell. 2019, 76(5), 712-723.
- Total Chemical Synthesis of Proteins, John Wiley and Sons, Eds. Brik, Dawson and Liu, 2021, pp 624.
CHEM 432/532: Advanced Bio-organic Chemistry (Chemical Biology)
- Champak Chatterjee promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure - February 23, 2017