Monica joined the Balskus laboratory as a postdoc in the fall of 2016 after completing her Ph.D. with Prof. John L. Wood at Baylor University. Having spent her graduate studies preparing small-molecule natural products in the laboratory, she is excited to study how microbes manufacture these molecules in nature. Monica is currently investigating the biosynthesis of N–N bond-containing natural products and is interested in their potential to mitigate human disease.
Ph.D., Baylor University, John L. Wood Lab
B.S., University of California, Irvine