J. Norman Hansen

Professor Emeritus

Education

  • B.S. Drake University, 1964
  • Ph.D. University of California at L.A., 1968

Research Interests

The current focus of research involves a study of some novel ribosomally-synthesized peptide antibiotics that are produced by gram-positive bacteria. They are subtilin, which is produced by Bacillus subtilis; and nisin, which is produced by Streptococcus lactis. These antibiotic peptides contain many unusual amino acids that are introduced by post-translational modification of a precursor peptide that contains an unusual leader region that directs the secretion of the peptide through a novel secretion pathway

Major Recognitions and Honors

  • B.S. Drake University, 1964
  • Ph.D. University of California at L.A., 1968

 

 

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