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Neil Marsh

Professor of Chemistry, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Professor of Biological Chemistry, Medical School

Department of Chemistry
University of Michigan
930 N. University Ave.
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1055 USA


Office: (734) 763-6096
Fax: (734 615-3790
Email: nmarsh@umich.edu

Our Research


Our laboratory focuses on two areas of chemical biology. In one area, we seek to understand the remarkable catalytic prowess of enzymes, in particular those that use free radicals in catalysis. In the other area we are exploring the potential for developing novel biological catalysts and therapeutic agents offered by the de-novo design and synthesis of novel proteins incorporating highly fluorinated amino acids. Our research is inherently inter-disciplinary in nature and draws on a synergistic combination of bio-organic, bio-inorganic and bio-physical chemistry.