Christopher N. Boddy
Christopher N. Boddy
Full Professor
Director, Biochemistry Program

DRO 116
(613) 562-5800 ext. 8970

Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences


The Boddy lab focuses on harnessing biosynthetic pathways to produce complex molecules. Using synthetic chemistry and biochemistry, we try to determine how microorganisms construct complex biologically active molecules. We then try to take advantage of these biosynthetic pathways to produce complex natural products and their analogs. This provides us with the necessary compounds to develop enzyme inhibitors, study mechanisms of action, or determine structure-activity relationships.

Research interests

  • Organic and Biological Chemistry
  • Natural products
  • Polyketides
  • Nonulosinic acids
  • Biosynthetic pathways
  • Synthetic chemistry
  • Biomimetic total synthesis
  • Biochemistry
  • Enzymology
  • Molecular microbiology
  • Metabolic engineering