Research in the Balskus Lab:

Discovering, Understanding, and Manipulating Microbial Chemistry


Latest Lab News

Pacifichem Poster Prize

January 6, 2016

Congratulations to Hitomi for winning a poster award at the 2015 Pacifichem conference! She presented her studies of the enzymes involved in cylindrocyclophane biosynthesis.

Congratulations Dr. Carolyn Brotherton!

December 9, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Carolyn Brotherton for successfully defending her thesis and becoming the first graduate of the Balskus lab. We're so proud of all of your accomplishments!

Speaking of Chemistry: What is the Gut Microbiome?

November 6, 2015

Chemical & Engineering News featured our lab in a short video describing our research on the impact our microbiome has on health and disease. This is part of Emily being named to the inaugural "Talented 12" group of promising young career scientists. Congrats Balskus lab! Click here to see the video!