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Daniel Dowling

Title: Associate Professor

Phone: 617.287.5853


Department: Chemistry

Dowling Lab

Areas of Expertise

Enzyme structure and mechanism, Macromolecular X-ray crystallography, Enzymology, Molecular Biology, Metalloenzymes, Iron-sulfur clusters, Vitamin B12, S-adenosyl-L-methionine and adenosylcobalamin radical enzymes, Posttranslational modifying enzymes, Posttranscriptional modifying enzymes, Natural product biosynthesis


PhD, Biological Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania

Additional Information

We primarily use X-ray crystallography and biochemical techniques to study the structures and functions of important biological systems. Our research focuses on two main areas:

  1. Challenging chemistry in natural product biosynthesis. We are particularly interested in heterocycle formation within nonribosomal peptide synthetases and complex free-radical chemistry involved in natural product biosynthesis.
  2. Posttranslational or posttranscriptional modifying enzymes with implications in treating different diseases. Current work focuses on kinases and metallo-deacetylases.