I am a Post Doctoral Fellow in the Laboratory of Genetically Encoded Small Molecules at the The Rockefeller University in New York City. I work with Professor Sean Brady to apply the tools of genomic- and synthetic biology towards the goal of discovering new natural products. Recently, I have been working on a project to assess the global biodiversity of natural product gene clusters by using a targeted sequencing approach. If this interests you, you should consider sending us a dirt sample by signing up at Drugs From Dirt.
I am interested in using genetics and high throughput sequencing data to identify, recover, and activate natural product-encoding gene clusters. I think of my research efforts as breaking down into four related topics: