Welcome Dr. Mark Walker to the Chemistry Department

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posted: Thu Aug 30 2018 12:00:24

 The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology is happy to welcome Dr. Mark Walker!

Dr. Mark Walker was born in Washington, DC and grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. He received a B.A. in Biochemistry from Oberlin College, where he worked in the laboratory of Dr. William Fuchsman studying redox reactions catalyzed by oxidized hemoglobin and myoglobin. From Oberlin he moved to Berkeley, CA, where he worked in analytical development groups at Dey Laboratories and Genentech before starting graduate school at UC Berkeley in 2007. At Berkeley he worked in the lab of Dr. Michelle Chang on organofluorine biosynthesis. In 2013 he moved back east to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to join the van der Donk lab for postdoctoral work on engineering lanthipeptides towards novel targets.  Dr. Walker is located in 346A.