Lira Palmer

Postgraduate Researcher Molecules from Nature

Biography

Lira’s research interests are on the evolution of specialised metabolites in plants.

Her focus is on enzymes in the pathway leading up to the biosynthesis of monoterpene indole alkaloids (MIA).

Lira currently works with iridoids produced by catnip and catmint, as they present an intriguing case of convergent catalytic evolution.