Stephen Withers


Research Classification

Enzymes and Proteins
Blood Substitutes
Organic Molecules and Biomolecules
Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms

Research Interests

Drug development
enzyme inhibition
directed evolution

Relevant Degree Programs


Research Methodology

Organic synthesis, molecular biology, directed evolution, synthetic biology, metagenomics, Carbohydrate chemistry


Master's students
Doctoral students
Postdoctoral Fellows
Some financial support is available

Development of novel therapeutics for diabetes and lysosomal storage diseases
Discovery of enzymes for the enzymatic removal of cell surface antigens
In vitro and In vivo glycosylation of proteins

I support experiential learning experiences, such as internships and work placements, for my graduate students and Postdocs.
I am open to hosting Visiting International Research Students (non-degree, up to 12 months).

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Kieran Hudson (Enzymes and Proteins, Biomedical Technologies, Organic Molecules and Biomolecules, Chemical Synthesis and Catalysis)

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