Department of
Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology

Natural product biosynthesis

Christopher T. Walsh

Professor Emeritus
Telephone: 
617-432-1715
Fax: 
617-432-0438
Address: 
Armenise Building, Room 616
Address: 
200 Longwood Avenue
Address: 
Boston, MA 02215

The broad area of interest to this laboratory is the molecular basis of biological catalysis with focus on the structure and function of enzymes. Much of the current focus is on the biosynthesis and mechanism of action of antibiotics and bacterial siderophores.  The goal is to decipher the chemical mechanism of novel transformations in the assembly of bioactive small molecules

Four recent review articles which illustrate some of the group’s interests and approaches are listed below.

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