Research in the Balskus Lab:

Discovering, Understanding, and Manipulating Microbial Chemistry


Latest Lab News

New Insights Into Gut Bacterial Metabolism

September 16, 2016

A paper detailing our collaborative work with the Drennan lab at MIT to characterize the structure and mechanism of the disease-associated gut microbial enzyme choline trimethylamine-lyase (CutC) has appeared in Cell Chemical Biology. Congratulations to Sam B. and Michael!

Welcome New Lab Members

September 16, 2016

Welcome to Vayu Maini Rekdal, a graduate student from the MCO program who joined the Balskus Lab this summer, and Dr. Monica McCallum, a new postdoctoral researcher!

Congratulations Dr. Hitomi Nakamura!

May 9, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Hitomi Nakamura for successfully defending her thesis! We know that you're going to keep doing amazing things! That makes two newly minted PhDs in the past two weeks!