E. Neil Marsh
Our laboratory focuses on two areas of chemical biology. In one area, we seek to understand the remarkable catalytic prowess of enzymes, in particular those that use free radicals in catalysis. In the other area we are exploring the potential for developing novel biological catalysts and therapeutic agents offered by the de-novo design and synthesis of novel proteins incorporating highly fluorinated amino acids. Our research is inherently inter-disciplinary in nature and draws on a synergistic combination of bio-organic, bio-inorganic and bio-physical chemistry.