Former members

Garrett Patrick

Undergraduate Research Assistant (2013-15)
Postbac Research Assistant (2015-2016
Current MD/PhD Student at Johns Hopkins University

Garrett is studying the timing and mechanism of beta-lactam formation in the biosynthesis of the phytotoxin tabtoxin produced by Pseudomonas syringae.  Outside of the lab, Garrett enjoys running cross country and exploring St. Louis.

Stephen Trudeau

Undergraduate Researcher (2013)

Stephen synthesized intermediates for the total chemical syntheses of unnatural amino acids and siderophores.

Justin Shapiro, Ph.D.

Graduate Student, Organic Division

Justin is studying siderophores produced by pathogenic Acinetobacter baumannii including acinetobactin which undergoes a curious nonenzymatic isomerization after cleavage from the NRPS assembly line.

Margaret "Mars" Reck, M.S.

Graduate Student, Biological Division

Mars is investigating the timing and action of enzymes in the biosynthetic pathway of tabtoxin in the plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae.  Outside of the lab, Mars enjoys playing board games, doing crafts, and drinking craft beer.

Tyler Morse, M.S.

Chemistry, Organic Division (2013-2016)

Tyler is developing new synthetic methods for making 3-hydroxy-beta-lactams like the one found in tabtoxin from Pseudomonas syringae.

Kimberly Hartstein

Fulbright Fellow, Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat Munster
Munster, Germany