Dreyfus funds to Calderone for investigation of biosynthesis

July 2, 2012
By Dee Menning, CFR

Christopher CalderoneChristopher Calderone, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, transfers from Macalester his research support from The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation for the project “Investigations of Non-Ribosomal Peptides: Provision and Incorporation of Nonproteinogenic Monomers.”

Professor Calderone continues what was started with Faculty Start up Award funds in support of his research focusing on the enzymology of natural product biosynthesis. Natural products are a rich source of valuable compounds that include antibiotics, anticancer agents, and other therapeutics. By increasing understanding of the pathways by which natural products are generated, Calderone’s research will allow the engineering of modified products with desired properties.