I received my PhD in Biochemistry from the University of British Columbia in 2008 and my MSc in Chemistry from McGill University in 2002.
Prior to joining Laurier, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2008-2011).
My primary research interest is how microorganisms synthesize small molecule natural products such as antibiotics. To combat increasing antibiotic resistance, the vast reservoir of chemical diversity in nature can provide new compounds and targets for next generation therapeutics. Novel biosynthetic pathways are also a rich source of highly stereo- and regioselective enzymes that can enable low emission, or “green” industrial chemical syntheses.
Research opportunities are available for motivated trainees interested in working at the chemistry-biology interface. We are currently recruiting graduate and postdoctoral positions. Please send a cover letter and your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.