Sch of Nat Resource&Enviro-Res

Sch of Nat Resource&Enviro-Res
Director, Natural Products Center, Professor, Arid Lands Resources Sciences - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Professor, Natural Resources and the Environment, Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Discovery of natural products from plants and their associated microorganisms as potential drugs to treat cancer. Application of medicinal chemistry approach for structure-activity relationship studies and to obtain compounds for preclinical evaluation. Development of alternative agricultural systems for sustainable utilization of natural resources.
Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute, Assistant Professor, Ecosystem Genomics, Assistant Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Assistant Professor, Global Change - GIDP, Assistant Professor, Hydrology / Atmospheric Sciences, Director, Biosphere 2 - Tropical Rain Forest
We aim to constrain the microbial drivers of soil-atmosphere trace gas fluxes across a range of scales. We constrain the genetic traits for trace gas metabolism and develop new tools for measuring genes and gases in heterogenous soil systems. New understanding is evaluated across a range of model to natural ecosystems where microbial trace gas cycling occurs in the context of environmental forcings and interactions.
Chair, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Chair, Arid Lands Resources Sciences - GIDP, Professor, Natural Resources and the Environment, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Plant Sciences