E. Neil Marsh

Professor of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, College of Literature, Science and the Arts
(734) 763-6096
Biography: 

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.

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Research Interests: 
Professor Marsh’s research focuses on two areas of chemical biology that have medical and environmental significance: discovering new enzymes involved in hydrocarbon metabolism that can be used to produce next generation biofuels, and synthesizing novel proteins and peptides that incorporate fluorinated amino acids.