Distinguished Professor

Research Interests:

  • Biosynthesis of Marine Natural Products
  • Biofuel Production by Cultured Marine Microalgae
  • Anticancer, Antiinflammatory, Tropical Disease Drug Discovery
  • Marine Natural Products Drug Discovery
  • Molecular Genetics of Cyanobacterial Natural Products Biosynthesis
  • Molecular Evolution of Natural Product Pathways in Marine Cyanobacteria
  • Elicitation of Natural Products Biosynthesis
  • Cyanobacterial Phylogenetics


  • B.S., University of California, Davis
  • Ph.D., UCSD, Scripps Institution of Oceanography