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Andrew Mahoney

Graduate Student (Joined 2019)

​​Andrew Mahoney is a fifth-year graduate student in the Wuest Lab from Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Gettysberg College in 2017, where he conducted research on the kinetics of novel iron-redox catalysts under the advisement of Professor Timothy Funk. Upon graduation, Andrew spent a year in industry, as a chemist at the Dow Chemical Company before coming to Emory to pursue his PhD in organic chemistry. Currently in the Wuest Lab, Andrew is interested in the total synthesis and biological investigation of antimicrobial natural products and their analogs. Outside of lab, Andrew enjoys playing the trumpet, painting, and petting his cat, Gobi!

Awards and Publications:

  • Predoctoral Fellowship, ACS Division of Medicinal Chemistry, 2021-2022
  • Garrison, M.A.#; Mahoney, A.R.#; Wuest, W.M.* “Tricepyridinium-inspired QACs yield potent antimicrobials and provide insight into QAC resistance” ChemMedChem 2021 16, 463 DOI: 10.1002/cmdc.202000604
  • Mahoney, A.R.; Safaee, M.M.; Wuest, W.M.; Furst, A.L.* “The Silent Pandemic: Emergent Antibiotic Resistances Following the Global Response to SARS-CoV-2” iScience 2021 24, 102304 DOI: 10.1016/j.isci.2021.102304