Welcome to the Collins Lab
Our group's primary focus is the development and application of biocatalysts for the selective oxyfuntionalization of small molecules. We employ a number of whole-cell-based systems for the production of chiral building blocks used in the chemoenzymatic synthesis of natural products and funtionalized organic materials.
The Chemistry Department at Whitman College is host to a number of dedicated and talented teacher-scholars who provide cutting edge research opportunities for Whitman undergraduates.
3.20.17 Perry Awards announced
Congratulations to Madeleine Duncan and Alexandra Stanley for being awarded Louis B. Perry Summer Research Fellowships! The funding will go to support summer research toward the synthesis of epoxyquinoid natural products.
1.25.17 Collins Lab welcomes new members!
Sophomores Madeleine Duncan and Alexandra Stanley have joined the group. Learn about them here.
5.31.16 Bioreactors arrive!
The lab welcomes its newest arrivals, a pair of Bioengineering RALF reactors. These reactors provide the ability to grow high-density cell cultures for preparative-scale biotransformations!