14th International Conference on the Chemistry of Antibiotics and other Bioactive Compounds, 13-16 October 2015, Texas, USA


Christian Melander, North Carolina State University, USA

Christian MelanderChristian Melander received a B.S. in Chemistry from UC Davis in 1994 and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Columbia University in 1998. From 1998-2001 Christian was a postdoctoral scholar at Caltech and from 2002-2004 a Research Associate in the Department of Molecular Biology at the Scripps Research Institute. In July of 2004, Christian started his independent career as an Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University in the Department of Chemistry, in August, 2010 was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure and in August of 2013 promoted to Full Professor. At NCSU, Christian’s research is focused on 1) defining small molecules that control bacterial behavior and 2) small molecule-coated nanoparticles that have antibacterial and antiviral properties. During his independent career, Christian has received the Sigma Xi faculty research award, the NCSU Entrepreneur of the Year award, the Industrial Innovation Award from the Southeastern ACS, was named a University Faculty Scholar from 2014-2018, and was awarded the Howard J. Schaeffer Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in 2014.

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Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters