Dr Michael Stephenson

Postdoctoral Scientist Molecules from Nature

Michael is a chemist, with a background in natural product total synthesis, medicinal chemistry, and pharmacy.

Within the Osbourn group Michael works at the interface between natural product chemistry and synthetic biology.

Michael’s main focus is on the application of transient expression of biosynthetic enzymes in Nicotiana benthamiana leaves for the preparative production of high-value triterpenes, and utilizing this technique to explore and engineer the chemical diversity of this family of medicinally relevant natural products.

Selected Publications

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