Welcome to our laboratory, where chemists and biologist work together to understand how Darwinian evolution at the molecular level helps to shape the living world. A talented group of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows have developed methods for carrying out evolution in a test tube. They have used these methods to produce molecules with novel functional properties. These web pages describe some of our recent work and provide links to our published papers. Inspired by what Darwinian evolution has accomplished in nature, we strive to put those same forces to work in the laboratory to develop compounds that have practical benefit.
Gerald F. Joyce