Freshman Scholars Program 2012

Investigation of Natural Product Biosynthesis

Instructor:  Laura Grochowski, Ph.D.

Project Description:

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 molecular biology. 


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 at LGrochowski@ferrum.edu.

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