Nicholas Silvaggi, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Dr. Silvaggi received his degree in biophysics from the University of Connecticut and did post-doctoral work in structural enzymology at Boston University. He has studied the relationship between structure and function in human α-phosphomannomutase, and enzyme responsible for a congenital illness in humans, and has helped to develop small-molecule inhibitors of the botulinum neurotoxin. His current research interests include the enzymology of antibiotic biosynthesis and engineering of protein biocatalysts.