Faculty: Biography

Wendy L. Kelly, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Address: Georgia Institute of Technology
901 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332-0400
Office: 3304
Phone: (404) 385-1154
Email: wendy.kelly@chemistry.gatech.edu
Ph.D. ChemistryJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, MD2004
M.A. ChemistryJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, MD2000
M.S. Pharmaceutical Sci.University of WisconsinMadison, WI1998
B.S. PharmacyOregon State UniversityCorvallis, OR1996
Post-doctoral Experience
Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School, 2004-2006
Honors and Awards
ACS PROGRESS/Dreyfus Lectureship Award, 2008
Needle Assistant Professor Chair, 2007
Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award, 2006
Georgia Institute of Technology Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience Parker H.
Petit Scholar, 2006 to present
Rho Chi Academic Honor Society in Pharmacy, 1995
Oregon State University Presidential Scholar, 1991-1995
Research Interests
Biosynthetic engineering
Biochemistry of polyketide and nonribosomal peptide cross-bridging reactions
Bioorganic chemistry
Enzyme mechanisms
Biosynthesis of medicinal natural products
Secondary metabolism
Representative Publications
Paul G. Arnison, Wendy L. Kelly and 63 others (2013) Ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified peptide natural products: overview and recommendations for a universal nomenclature, Nat. Prod. Rep., 30, 108

Chaoxuan Li, Feifei Zhang and Wendy L. Kelly (2012) Mutagenesis of the thiostrepton precursor peptide at Thr7 impacts both biosynthesis and function. Chem. Commun., 48, 558560

Chaoxuan Li, Feifei Zhang and Wendy L. Kelly (2011) Heterologous production of thiostrepton A and biosynthetic engineering of thiostrepton analogs, Mol. BioSyst., 7, 8290

Kathryn R. Rommel, Chaoxuan Li, and Wendy L. Kelly (2011) Identification of a Tetraene-Containing Product of the Indanomycin Biosynthetic Pathway, Organic Letters Vol. 13, No. 10 25362539

Wendy L. Kelly, Lisa Pan, and Chaoxuan Li (2009) Thiostrepton Biosynthesis: Prototype for a New Family of Bacteriocins, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 4327-4334.
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