Our group is focused on understanding metalloprotein function on the molecular level. We use X-ray crystallographic, spectroscopic, biochemical, genetic, and bioinformatic approaches to attack problems at the forefront of bioinorganic chemistry. Specific areas of interest include biological methane oxidation, oxygen activation by metalloenzymes, metal uptake and transport, and natural products biosynthesis.

Awards and Achievements

  • Elected Member, National Academy of Sciences ( 2017)
  • Elected Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences ( 2014)
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Joseph Chatt Award ( 2014)
  • American Chemical Society Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education ( 2006)
  • MacArthur Fellow ( 2003)
  • Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award ( 2001)