Antonio Del Rio Flores
Faculty hosts: Chaitan Khosla and Justin Du Bois
Antonio Del Rio Flores earned a doctorate in chemical and biomolecular engineering from UC-Berkeley in 2023. Del Rio Flores studies natural products with the aim of developing new treatments for human diseases and uncovering novel enzymology. He will work with Chaitan Khosla to study the biosynthesis of a natural product (NOCAP) produced by bacteria associated with clinical cases of nocardiosis, a potentially life-threatening pulmonary disease. By researching the biological activity of NOCAP, Del Rio Flores plans to further our understanding of host–pathogen interactions to uncover new ways to treat nocardiosis.