Christopher Chang

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Christopher J. Chang
ResidenceBerkeley, California
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materCalifornia Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Spouse(s)Michelle Chang
Scientific career
InstitutionsUC Berkeley
Doctoral advisorDaniel G. Nocera

Christopher J. Chang is a professor of chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, a recipient of several young scientist awards for his research in bioinorganic chemistry, molecular and chemical biology.[1][2]

His research interests include molecular imaging sensors for the study of redox biology[3][4] and metals,[5] especially as applied to neuroscience and immunology, metal catalysts for renewable energy cycles, and green chemistry.[1]


  • Davison Thesis Prize (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003) [1]
  • Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation New Faculty Award (2004) [1]
  • Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Beckman Young Investigators Award (2005) [1]
  • American Federation for Aging Research Award (2005) [1]
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2006) [1]
  • Paul Saltman Award, Metals in Biology GRC (2008) [1]
  • Amgen Young Investigator Award (2008) [1]
  • Hellman Faculty Award (2008) [1]
  • Bau Award in Inorganic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2008) [1]
  • 2008: TR35: Technology Review magazine Young Innovator Award[6]
  • Astra Zeneca Excellence in Chemistry Award (2009) [1]
  • Novartis Young Investigator Award in Organic Chemistry (2009) [1]
  • Donald Sterling Noyce Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2013)
  • Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists (2015)[7]

Personal life[edit]

Christopher is married to his colleague from the department of chemistry, Michelle Chang, another 2008 TR35 award recipient.[8]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Faculty & Research | College of Chemistry". Retrieved 2015-05-06.
  2. ^ "Chang Group - Homepage". Retrieved 2015-05-06.
  3. ^ "Molecular imaging of hydrogen peroxide produced for cell signaling : Abstract : Nature Chemical Biology". Retrieved 2015-05-06.
  4. ^ "A Targetable Fluorescent Probe for Imaging Hydrogen Peroxide in the Mitochondria of Living Cells". Retrieved 2015-05-06.
  5. ^ "Visualizing Ascorbate-Triggered Release of Labile Copper within Living Cells using a Ratiometric Fluorescent Sensor". Retrieved 2015-05-06.
  6. ^ Top Stories. "Innovator Under 35: Christopher Chang, 33 - MIT Technology Review". Retrieved 2015-05-06.
  7. ^ "2015 National Laureates". New York Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  8. ^ "National magazines tout two chemists and two astronomers as top innovators in their fields", UC Berkeley News, August 22, 2008 (retrieved December 12, 2014)