The Chemical Biology Laboratory (CBL) is a multidisciplinary laboratory that emphasizes
chemical science at the interfaces of chemistry, biology and material science. The
CBL conducts basic research that impacts cancer and AIDS diagnostics and treatment.
The CBL evolved from the Laboratory of Medicinal Chemistry (LMC), a lab that had
served as the focal point of chemical research within the NCI, historically steeped
in the discovery and optimization of anticancer and anti-AIDS drugs. The CBL was
formed to expand the role of chemistry and materials science in defining and manipulating
the biological processes that impact cancer and AIDS with the ultimate goal of translating
basic research discoveries into therapies.