- Email Address
- [email protected]
- Research Areas
- Research Keywords
- Research Description
My primary research interest concerns the splendid array of compounds that are made by plants and the underlying molecular and biochemical basis of their biosynthesis.
- Research Summary
My primary research interest concerns the splendid array of compounds that are made by plants and the underlying molecular and biochemical basis of their synthesis. My lab focuses on natural products that are of medicinal, industrial or pharmacological relevance and on specialized metabolites that help plants cope with their dynamic environment. As an example, we investigate the biosynthesis, composition and structure of plant-derived polyisoprenoids. We also work closely with collaborators in various fields such as organic chemistry, food science, neurobiology, and ecology with the overall goal to shed light on the processes that operate at the interface of plant primary and secondary metabolism.
- Techniques Used
We employ a diverse set of approaches that rely on genomic, classical biochemical, and molecular biology resources.
- Locations of international collaborators
University of Colorado, University of Pittsburgh, Northeastern University, Purdue University, Virginia Tech (USA); Institute of Biological Chemistry (Taiwan); Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland).