Wendy L. Kelly, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Georgia Institute of Technology

Office: , Rm Rm. 3304   
Voice: 404-385-1154
: wendy.kelly@chemistry.gatech.edu


Ph.D. Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 2004

M.A. Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 2000

M.S. Pharmaceutical Sci., University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 1998

B.S. Pharmacy, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 1996

Research Interests

Biosynthetic engineering

Biochemistry of polyketide and nonribosomal peptide cross-bridging reactions
Bioorganic chemistry
Enzyme mechanisms
Biosynthesis of medicinal natural products
Secondary metabolism

Of Note

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

Selected 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, 558–560

Chaoxuan Li, Feifei Zhang and Wendy L. Kelly (2011) Heterologous production of thiostrepton A and biosynthetic engineering of thiostrepton analogs, Mol. BioSyst., 7, 82–90

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 2536–2539

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.