Dr Louis Luk

Dr Louis Luk

Research fellow

School of Chemistry

Our research aims to use advanced chemical biology and synthetic biology techniques to solve enzymology questions that are of medicinal and industrial importance. Our research programs will provide comprehensive training in various aspects of chemistry and biology. These studies can also lead to the production of biologically active and/or industrially useful compounds, and data obtained for these projects will be published in peer-reviewed journals.

Links

Personal website: http://louisluklab.org/

BSc Chemistry and Microbiology & Immunology, University of British Columbia (1999-2004)

PhD Chemistry, University of British Columbia (2004-2010, M.E. Tanner)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Chicago (2010-2011, S.B.H. Kent)

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cardiff University (2012-2015, R.K. Allemann)

Research Fellow (2015)

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2007

We are primarily interested in understanding how enzymes perform their natural functions. Some of our research projects can be categorized as:

  • Elucidating the role of post-translational modifications on enzyme catalysis
  • Probing the role of protein dynamics in protein functions
  • Reprogramming natural product biosynthetic pathways

We will provide extensive training on a wide array of useful techniques, including molecular cloning, enzyme preparation, peptide synthesis, unnatural amino acid incorporation, HPLC, and mass spectrometry, all of which are routinely used in both academic and industrial laboratories.

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