Bio-Active Small Molecules

Bio-Active Small Molecules

Naturally occurring and synthetic small molecules play important biological functions. By studying their structure/function, we can better understand cell signalling, metabolism, enzyme regulation, and the pathogenesis of infectious and other human diseases which are essential to the future development of novel therapeutics.

Our faculty focus on the:

  • Biochemical and structural characterization of second messengers and bacterial and fungal metabolites
  • Discovery and development of molecules with antibiotic, anticancer, and other therapeutic potentials

Faculty

Richard Brennan, Ph.D.
James B. Duke
Professor of Biochemistry
 

 

Arno Greenleaf, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Not currently taking students
 

 

Leonard Spicer, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Not currently taking students
 

 

Kenichi Yokoyama, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry

 

Pei Zhou, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry