Dr. Reuben Peters

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Research in Dr. Peter's group is focused on diterpenoids, which are a large group of natural products found in both plants and microbes. Their work spans a range of disciplines, from basic biochemical investigations of enzyme function and mechanism, as well as metabolic pathways and networks, to  ecological studies of the role of the resulting diterpenoids in plant-microbe interactions. Their studies use a wide variety of approaches, ranging from generating from atomic level structrures by X-ray crystallography to investigation of tritrophic plant-bacteria-fungal interactions at a multi-organism level.

Area of Expertise: 
(di)terpenoid natural products
Education: 
Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington State University, 1998-2002
Ph.D., Biochemistry, UC San Francisco, 1998
B.S., Molecular Biology, UC San Diego, 1992
Contact
515-294-8580
4216 Molecular Biology Building
Ames
Iowa
50011-