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Sbongile Mafu

Assistant Professor
Specialty: 
Biological chemistry of plant natural products
Tel: 
413-545-4083
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
LSL N431
UMASS Amherst
240 Thatcher
Amherst, MA 01003-9364
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My interests are focused on exploring the biochemical diversity underlying plant natural product chemistry through elucidation of the biosynthetic components involved in the formation of specialized metabolites. This contributes to our understanding of the role of metabolites in adaptation of plants to their ecological niches and allows us to probe the underlying biochemical diversity and evolution of the enzymes involved.