Welcome to the Gerlt Lab Website at the UIUC!

      Our lab is a part of the department of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Biophysics at the University of Illinois. Our research interest is in the various aspects of enzymology that tackle mechanistic issues of enzyme catalysis. Large part of the research done in the Gerlt lab also tries to answer the question of how enzyme functions arise.


 Front row: B. McKay Wood, Brad Evans, Kyuil Cho, Amy Jones, Tiit Lukk, Ayano Sakai, John Gerlt, Dan Wichelecki, Salehe Ghasempur, Fiona Groninger-Poe, Xinshuai, Ritesh Kumar

 Back row: Jose Solbiati, Jason Bouvier, Ben Warlick, Bijoy Desai