Relevant Degree Programs
Understanding the degradation of cholesterol catabolism by Mycobacterium tuberculosis and its role in pathogenesis. Developing new therapeutics that target cholesterol catabolism.
Understanding the bacterial degradation of lignin and developing biocatalysts to upgrade lignin.
Graduate Student Supervision
Doctoral Student Supervision (2008-2017)
- Investigating the catalytic mechanism of the meta-cleavage product hydrolases (2013)
- Iron-containing monooxygenases in Mycobacterium tuberculosis cholesterol degradation : biochemical and phylogenetic perspectives (2012)
- Characterization of HsaC and HsaD, an oxygenase and a hydrolase in the cholesterol catabolic pathway of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (2011)
- Characterization of a novel cobaltoenzyme and its metallochaperone in rhodococcus (2010)
- CtrA and GtaR : two systems that regulate the Gene Transfer Agent in Rhodobacter capsulatus (2010)
- Screening, characterization and inhibition of viral cysteine proteinases (2009)