Mohammad “Mo” Seyedsayamdost has been promoted to associate professor of chemistry effective July 1, 2019. Seyedsayamdost began his work in the Department of Chemistry as an assistant professor in January 2013.
The Seyedsayamdost lab is interested in the discovery, structure, function, and biosynthesis of new small molecules with bioactive or therapeutic properties. These studies blend approaches from microbiology, bacterial genetics, small molecule chemistry, biochemistry, and mechanistic enzymology. Seyedsayamdost also holds appointments in the Department of Molecular Biology, the Princeton Environmental Institute, and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Before coming to Princeton, Seyedsayamdost earned his Ph.D. in the Department of Chemistry at MIT under the guidance of Prof. JoAnne Stubbe. He then joined the labs of Prof. Jon Clardy and Prof. Roberto Kolter as a Novartis LSRF postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School.