Christopher N. Boddy


Christopher N. Boddy
Director, Biochemistry Program and Full Professor

Room: DRO 116
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 8970
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Christopher Boddy


The Boddy lab focuses on harnessing biosynthetic pathways to produce complex molecules. Using synthetic chemistry and biochemistry, we try to determine how microorganisms construct complex biologically active molecules. We then try to take advantage of these biosynthetic pathways to produce complex natural products and their analogs. This provides us with the necessary compounds to develop enzyme inhibitors, study mechanisms of action, or determine structure-activity relationships.

Fields of Interest

  • Organic and Biological Chemistry
  • Natural products
  • Polyketides
  • Nonulosinic acids
  • Biosynthetic pathways
  • Synthetic chemistry
  • Biomimetic total synthesis
  • Biochemistry
  • Enzymology
  • Molecular microbiology
  • Metabolic engineering
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