Philipp Zerbe, Ph.D.

Philipp Zerbe, Ph.D.


Position Title
Associate Professor of Plant Biology | Plant Biology Master Advisor

College of Biological Sciences


Research Interests: My research team focuses on the discovery and engineering of specialized (i.e. secondary) metabolic pathways in medicinal, bioenergy, and food plants. We integrate molecular biochemistry, functional genomics and protein structural-functional approaches to investigate plant metabolic diversity and translate this knowledge into new resources for crop improvement and plant natural product biomanufacture.