04/14/17 -4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Special Seminar: Professor Albert Bowers
Research in Albert Bower's lab is concentrated on the synthesis, assessment, and modification of potential therapeutic leads, especially those derived from natural products. His researchers use chemical synthesis as well as genetic manipulation of the natural biosyntheses to access and modify compounds to study structure-activity relationships (SAR). These efforts involve the integration of basic concepts in organic reaction mechanisms, synthetic organic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics and computational chemistry. A major focus of the lab is using genetic information about natural product biosynthesis to manipulate pathways, create new compounds, and rationally modify or improve their pharmacology. Bowers is also interested in recycling natural products, and elicitation and characterization of new natural products.