MICHAEL F. FREEMAN
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics
PhD, Biology, Johns Hopkins University, 2008
Natural product biosynthesis, microbial genetics, targeted metagenomics; discovery and heterologous expression of pathways and genes involved in the biosynthesis of metabolites from unique microbial sources, investigation of peptide-based metabolites and pathways invoking radical-mediated chemistry.
Michael Freeman is interested in how small molecules known as natural products are made in the environment. His lab is especially interested in natural products produced by uncultivated microbial ‘dark matter’ and those produced by unconventional bacterial and fungal sources. Broad-scale, Mike’s research aims to tackle the exponentially expanding genomic universe for the discovery of new enzymology and therapeutics.