Department Faculty

John MacMillan
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences
  • Department
    • Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
  • Phone
    831-459-3014
  • Email
  • Office Location Physical Sciences Bldg - 346
  • Mail Stop Chemistry
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Chemical Biology, Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry

Summary of Expertise

Natural products chemistry, chemical biology, structural elucidation, cancer biology, microbial natural products

Research Interests

  • antibiotics
  • cancer biology
  • drug discovery
  • marine microbiology
  • natural products
  • organic chemistry
  • polyketides
  • target identification

Biography, Education and Training

Post-doc: Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Ph.D.: University of California, Davis (Chemistry)

B.Sc.: University of Iowa (Chemistry) 

Honors, Awards and Grants

Marine Drugs New Investigator Award – 2016 (inaugural)

Martha Steiner Professorship in Medical Sciences – 2015

Matt Suffness New Investigator Award, American Society of Pharmacognosy – 2015

Chilton /Bell Scholar in Biochemistry – 2007