Welcome! Bienvenida! 欢迎!वेलकम ! welkom!

The general goal of our research is to understand enzymatic transformations that are of environmental or pharmaceutical importance. We utilize both synthetic organic chemistry and molecular biology techniques to reach this goal, and have two current project areas in our laboratory: lantibiotics and phosphonate antibiotics.

Recent News

  • 2020/03/13 Congratulations to our group members for making the fall 2019 “List of Teachers Ranked as Outstanding by Their Students” — Prof. van der Donk (CHEM 532), Emily Desormeaux (CHEM 233),  and Raymond Sarksian (Chem 532).
  • 2020/03/12 Congratulations to Page Daniels and Layla Wu for winning Winter 2020 Biochemistry Graduate Student Travel Grant awards. 
  • 2020/01/07 Congratulations to Dr. Chang He for earning her PhD and accepting a position at Kumquat Biosciences. 
  • 2020/01/07 New paper in Biochemistry: congratulations to Martin McLaughlin!

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