Is it possible that a handful of soil or a pail of seawater could hold the solution to some of the pressing environmental and human health issues facing the world today? The advent of large scale DNA sequencing has revealed a molecular world that may indeed provide the answer to cleaning up pollutants or the path to the next wonder drug. Inspired by this wealth of sequence information, our lab has set out to discover new enzymes and bioactive molecules. Ultimately we wish to develop new enzyme based systems for bioremediation and the synthesis of complex molecules with drug-like properties.
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