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Carter Brzezinski

(Joined 2021)

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Carter is a second year graduate student in the Wuest Lab from Charleston, SC. They received their Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry from Kenyon College in 2020, where they studied how plant signaling molecules can regulate the abundance and diversity of rhizobial microbial communities under the advisement of Professor Joan Slonczewski and Mo Hunsen. Upon graduation, Carter came to Emory to pursue their PhD in Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, where they then joined the Wuest Lab in 2021. Currently in the Wuest Lab, Carter studies the synthesis and biological investigation of antimicrobial natural products, with special interest in combating the spread of the pathogenic Pseudomonas and Aspergillus infections. Outside of the lab, Carter enjoys swimming, laying in the sun, and spoiling his cat Ester.
Awards and Publications:
  • Pharmacological Sciences T32 Training Grant, NIH, 2022
  • “Multistep Engineering of Synergistic Catalysts in a Metal–Organic Framework for Tandem C–O Bond Cleavage”. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c00073
  • “Metal–Organic Frameworks Significantly Enhance Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution and CO2 Reduction with Earth-Abundant Copper Photosensitizers”. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b12229