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Gavin Williams

Professor / Interim Department Head / LORD Corporation Distinguished Scholar

GLBT Advocate 2020-2021

Pronouns: (He, Him)

Dabney Hall 850


Research Description

The Williams Lab is interested in combining the power of biology and organic chemistry to provide access to new complex organic molecules. More specifically, we leverage enzyme engineering, biocatalysis, metabolic engineering, organic chemistry, and synthetic biology to access and diversify the structures of natural products. These efforts form an innovative and powerful platform for drug discovery.


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B.Sc., Biochemistry, The University of Wales (1998)
Ph.D., Chemical Biology, University of Leeds (2002)