Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Utah
Jackie Winter obtained her B.S. in chemistry and molecular genetics from SUNY Fredonia and obtained her Ph.D. in marine natural product biosynthesis under the guidance of Dr. Bradley Moore at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Her dissertation focused on elucidating the biosynthesis of halogenated natural products isolated from marine-derived actinomycete bacteria. After graduate school, Jackie carried out a postdoctoral appointment with Dr. Christian Hertweck at the Hans Knöll Institute and Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology in Jena, Germany where she isolated and characterized bioactive natural products from filamentous fungi. For her second postdoctoral appointment, Jackie joined the laboratory of Dr. Yi Tang at UCLA where she explored the biosynthesis of fungal polyketides and developed techniques to manipulate these biosynthetic systems in order to expand their natural product capabilities. In 2015, Jackie joined the Medicinal Chemistry Department as an Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Utah. Her current research is focused on exploring the biomolecular chemistry of natural products produced by filamentous fungi and halophilic bacteria with the goal of using these organisms as resources for the discovery and development of new therapeutic agents.