Seyedsayamdost to Join Faculty
The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Mohammad Seyedsayamdost will join the chemistry faculty this fall as assistant professor.
Seyedsayamdost received his Ph.D. from MIT under the direction of JoAnne Stubbe, and completed post-doctoral studies at the Harvard Medical School under the direction of Jon Clardy.
His research addresses important problems in chemical biology and mechanistic enzymology. Seyedsayamdost will investigate microbial symbiotic interactions as a means to discover and characterize new small molecules with potential pharmaceutical value. In addition, he will explore novel biosynthetic pathways and enzyme-catalyzed transformations involved in the production of these small molecules to illuminate the chemistry underlying environmentally important symbioses.