George Church email

Notes on email obsecurity

My email address may change without notice to reduce spam-email, etc. My address should not be posted to any web page or email-list and will only be reliably obtained from this web page. For journals especially, this web-URL ( should be used rather than a machine-readable email-address.

The current addresses are : my three initials followed by at harvard dot edu -or- at mit dot edu.




  • Please replace any previous with the new ones above. My Harvard email is checked much more frequently.
  • If you want to schedule a time to meet, please email church_lab_admin [at] and CC me;
    and be sure that time slot is confirmed.
  • Any inquiries that do not require my attention should be directed to this email (e.g. routine requests or notices about strains, budgets, grants, reprints, seminars, meetings, web pages, and course offerings).
  • Plain-text (or a URL to plain HTML) is preferable to attachments (unless you have a trusted address).
  • Paper-mail & faxes are far less likely than email to get to me.
  • It is important to get email confirmation of any appointment. ("Reminders" are OK if there is no response, but not needed once an appointment is set.)
  • If you think you have a "frequently asked question" (FAQ) then it is likely on our web pages.

    Please, don't be put off by the above if you have a problem, interesting idea, mentoring, science etc. requiring a one-on-one conversation or email. I really do want those emails; that is why I am trying the trim the others away.

    --George (20-Aug-2003; last updated 1-May-2016)