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Courtney Aldrich

Courtney Aldrich

Dr. Aldrich received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from UCLA in 2001 with Prof. Craig Merlic then performed a postdoc with Professor David H. Sherman at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Microbiology studying polyketide biosynthesis.  Dr. Aldrich is presently an associate professor in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Minnesota where his research is focused on the preparing new antibacterial agents, design of chemical probes to study natural product biosynthetic enzymes, and the development of new methodology for organic synthesis. He is also the editor-in-chief of ACS Infectious Diseases, one of the newest ACS journals, whose focus is on the application of chemistry to infectious disease research.