(August 22, 2018)  Andrew Lowell, Ph.D. has joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry as an assistant professor of organic chemistry.

His research is focused on medicinally important new natural products and understanding the biosynthetic pathways responsible for their production, ultimately working to synthesize and derivatize complex natural products to create new and improved medicines. He recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Life Sciences Institute at the University of Michigan under the mentorship of David Sherman, Ph.D., where he studied biocatalytic methods toward macrolide antibiotics.

Lowell received a B.S. in chemistry from Washington State University and earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in organic chemistry congruently in 2008 from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied the total synthesis of purpuromycin under the guidance of Marisa C. Kozlowski. He also worked as a visiting scholar with Yoko Yamakoshi at Penn, working on the synthesis and testing of gadolinium chelators as MRI imaging agents and the synthesis of novel cavitands.

Welcome to the department, Andrew!