Updates from the Du Lab
June 22, 2012: Justin Huffman defended his PhD thesis at UNL. Congratulations to Justin! In addition, Justin has successfully obtained a tenure-track assistant professor position at Penn State University at Altoona. He will start the new position in July, 2012. Congratulations to Prof. Huffman!
June 5, 2012: Wei Zhang defended his PhD thesis at Xiamen University. Wei is now a research associate at Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Congratulations to Wei!
April 20, 2012: Lili Lou has been awarded the Fuerness Fellowship Award, which is given to a student who has demonstrated not only intellectual growth and research achievement but also the spirit of collegiality. Congrats to Lili
Welcome to the homepage for the Du Group at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Our research deals with the biosynthesis of natural products. We are particularly interested in those structurally complex, biologically active compounds produced by fungi and bacteria. The studies are at the interface of chemistry and biology, including cloning biosynthetic genes, expressing the genes in heterologous hosts, purifying enzymes and characterizing their activities, metabolic engineering through mutagenesis, recombination and fermentation, and isolation and structural determination of metabolites.
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University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Department of Chemistry
Lincoln NE 68588-0304
Off: (402) 472 2998
Lab: (402) 472 0104