The mission of our laboratory is to understand the origin of chemical diversity, and to apply that diversity to drug discovery and the synthetic biology of new materials to serve human health.
We are funded by National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Science Foundation, and others.
Current projects include:
- Biosynthesis of natural products in marine animals
- RiPP biosynthesis and synthetic biology
- Discovery of non-opioid drugs to treat pain
- New treatments for infectious diseases