Headshot portrait of Joshuah Kapilivsky - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Chemistry
Supported by: VPUE/UAR
Mentor: Chaitan Khosla, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

Josh is studying the production of structurally complex antibiotic molecules by large protein assembly lines. These protein complexes perform chemistry with greater efficiency and yield than modern techniques in synthetic chemistry and may be the future of antibiotic design and production.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2015:

Key Amino Acid Residues in the Ketosynthase Active Site of a Polyketide Assembly Line

Joshuah Kapilivsky1, Thomas Robbins1, Chaitan Khosla1,2
[Departments of Chemistry1 and Chemical Engineering2, Stanford University]