“Watch your step, there is new chemistry everywhere”
19 October 2016 12:00 to 13:00 EDT
220 Mass. Avenue, Cambridge MA - USA
Speaker: Sean Brady, PhD Assistant Professor, The Rockefeller University
Seminar Abstract: The sequencing of DNA extracted directly from environmental samples indicates that as yet uncultured microbes outnumber their cultured counterparts by at least two to three orders of magnitude. Although there appears to be no easy way to culture this collection of unstudied microorganisms, it is possible to isolate large fragments of microbial DNA directly from environmental samples and clone this DNA into model bacterial systems in the lab. We are using functional and sequence-based screening strategies to access new natural products from both soil and human microbiota environmental DNA libraries.
Entry instructions: There is no cost to attend the seminar. If you are interested in attending please contact Meghan Spencer. Please check in with security at the Novartis visitor's entrance of 220 Massachusetts Avenue and you will be directed to the location of the seminar.
Speaker | Sean Brady, Assistant Professor
Sean F. Brady graduated with a degree in molecular biology in 1993 from Pomona College in Claremont, California. He received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Cornell University in 2001. In 2002, he moved to Harvard Medical School as a fellow in the Institute of Chemistry and Cell Biology. He was named an instructor in the department of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology at Harvard Medical School in 2004. In 2006 he moved to The Rockefeller University as an assistant professor. In 2015 he was promoted to Evnin Associate Professor at The Rockefeller University. In 2016 Sean founded Lodo Therapeutics.