Office Address

Room 244 Gortner Lab
Saint Paul, MN 55108
United States

Michael F.


Associate Professor
Biochemistry Molecular Biology and Biophysics

Our work focuses on the discovery and heterologous expression of pathways and genes involved in the biosynthesis of metabolites from unique microbial sources.

Research Description:

Our laboratory is interested in how small molecules known as natural products are made in the environment. We are especially interested in natural products produced by uncultivated microbial ‘dark matter’ and those produced by unconventional bacterial and fungal sources. For more information, please visit our website.


Natural product biosynthesis, Microbial genetics, Targeted metagenomics