Organic Consultants welcomes Micah Bodner, PhD. Dr. Bodner brings his experience in biochemical and synthetic organic chemistry to the team of Organic Consultants.
Dr. Bodner earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of Oregon in 2003 where he conducted undergraduate research in chemistry with Professor J. Keana. He earned a PhD in 2010 at the Johns Hopkins University where he worked with Professor C. A. Townsend developing new asymmetric syntheses of carbapenem antibiotics and elucidating the function of enzymes in the thienamycin biosynthetic pathway. This work resulted in four publications and a patent.
He returned to the University of Oregon for a postdoctoral research position in a collaboration between the labs of Professor Michael Haley and Andrew Berglund. His work synthesizing pentamidine derivatives for medicinal and mechanistic studies was funded by a Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation fellowship and a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA.