Investigation of Natural Product Biosynthesis
Instructor: Laura Grochowski, Ph.D.
Up to two students interested in chemistry, biochemistry, or pharmacy.
Students will have the opportunity to explore aspects of bio-organic chemistry associated
with the biosynthesis of natural products, such as antibiotics and coenzymes. The
specific project will vary based on the student's expressed interest, but it may include
cross-disciplinary fields such as organic chemistry, biochemistry, enzymology, and
Laura Grochowski, Ph.D.
Dr. Laura Grochowski obtained a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from Oregon State University
where she studied antibiotic biosynthesis in soil and marine organisms. She then moved
on to a post-doctoral position at Virginia Tech where she focused on the biosynthesis
of coenzymes involved in the biological production of methane.
If you have specific questions about this project, please contact Dr. Grochowski directly