Professor of Chemistry
Allendale: 327E Padnos Hall, (616) 331-3807
Grand Rapids: 558 Cook-Devos Center for the Health Sciences, (616) 331-5879
B.S. Biology, University of Michigan-Flint 1993
PhD Biochemistry, University of Minnesota, 2000
Post-doctoral training, Van Andel Institute 2001-2003
The main projects in our lab center on structure/function studies of β-lactamases, the class of enzymes that are responsible for bacterial resistance to numerous types of β-lactam antibiotics, such as penicillins and cephalosporins.