Professor Carlson’s research program focuses on the development and application of new technologies to explore the mechanisms of bacterial growth and pathogenesis and identify potential therapeutic agents. To accomplish these goals, we work at the interface of chemistry and biology using techniques ranging from organic synthesis to mass spectrometry-based systems biology methods. We are pursuing the development of new technologies for natural product discovery including innovative methods for compound isolation and screening. We are also utilizing state of the art metabolomic and proteomic methods to map the biochemical pathways associated with bacterial pathogenesis and antibiotic resistance.
Projects in Dr. Carlson's research group are highly multidisciplinary and members will gain expertise in many areas of chemistry such as organic synthesis, mass spectrometry, proteomics, metabolomics, microscopy and molecular modeling. In addition, members will utilize biological techniques from the fields of biochemistry, cell biology and genetics.
(May, 2013) Latest News Congratulations to Katie on acceptance of her paper in ACS Chemical Biology!
(May, 2013) Professor Carlson was named an IU Dean's Fellow!
(May, 2013) Congratulations to Clayton and Joseph for selecting fantastic graduate programs! Clayton will attend Stanford and Joseph is going to Harvard! Check out a graduation photo here.
(April, 2013) Congratulations to Katie and Antoinette on acceptance of their paper in the Journal of Chemical Education!
(April, 2013) Congratulations to Darci, Andy, Kaelyn, Ozden, Clayton, Jonathan and Joseph for winning chemistry department awards! Darci was recognized for receiving a McCormick Science Grant, Kaelyn and Andy were recognized for their receipt of the QCB Training Grant Fellowship and Kaelyn for receiving a Women in Science Travel Grant. Ozden was awarded the Henry R. Mahler Memorial Award, given to a student for outstanding research in Chemical Biology/Biochemistry and recognized for her receipt of the Marvin Carmack Fellowship, given to an outstanding student in bioorganic chemistry. Jonathan and Joseph were recognized as Honor Roll students, Joseph and Clayton for their participation in the Honors Program and Joseph for being a Phi Beta Kappa inductee. Joseph also received the James C. White Award, given to an exceptional senior student who has participated in research. Jonathan received both the Robert & Marjorie Mann Scholarship and a Hutton Honors College Award. Check out a photo of the award winners here.
(March, 2013) Congratulations to Darci on being selected Graduate Student of the Month!
(February, 2013) Latest News Professor Carlson and our group was recently featured in a video produced by NBC in their Science Behind The News series, a fast-paced video series supported by the National Science Foundation. This piece was one of five videos highlighting work funded by NSF's Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences.
(February, 2013) Professor Carlson was named a 2013 Sloan Research Fellow! See our celebration , the IU press release and the New York Times announcement!
(February, 2013) Professor Carlson was featured in a "Brilliant Minds" video produced by IU. Check it out! Also, see a recent blog about the video.
(January, 2013) Welcome to new undergraduate students Jonathon Rogers and Connie Lu!
(December, 2012) Check out the Early Excellence Profile about Professor Carlson in the Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry!
(December, 2012) Congratulations to Andy for being named a Quantitative and Chemical Biology Fellow!
(November, 2012) Congratulations to Samson and Kaelyn on acceptance of their paper in MedChemComm!
(November, 2012) Ozden's recent ACS Chem Bio paper was highlighted on F1000!
(October, 2012) Professor Carlson and Research Scientists Randy Arnold and Jon Karty were recently awarded funding from the Indiana Metabolomics and Cytomics Initiative (METACyt) to acquire a Waters Synapt G2-S mass spectrometer. This state-of-the-art hybrid IMS-MS-MS instrument will expand our ability to perform high-throughput, high-resolution LC-MS/MS interrogations of low abundance species in extremely complex mixtures.
(October, 2012) Welcome to new graduate students Xin Meng and Roxanne Smoker!
(September, 2012) Professor Carlson is highlighted in a press release about her receipt of the Cottrell Scholars Award and the NSF CAREER Award!
(August, 2012) Professor Carlson has received the NSF CAREER Award! Check out photos from the celebration.
(August, 2012) Congratulations to Katie for receipt of a travel grant from the Young Chemists Committee to the National ACS meeting!
(August, 2012) Congratulations to Ozden on acceptance of her paper in ACS Chemical Biology!!
(July, 2012) Professor Carlson was recently mentioned in an article in the Huffington Post!
(July, 2012) Our recent review, "Chemoselective hydroxyl group transformation: an elusive target" has been selected as a Molecular BioSystems HOT Article and is highlighted on the Molecular BioSystems blog!
(June, 2012) Welcome to new postdoctoral associate Yas Junio!
(June, 2012) Congratulations to Ozden for receipt of the Carmack Fellowship. This is an award given by the department to an exceptional student in bio-organic chemistry!
(June, 2012) Our recent JACS paper was Spotlighted in JACS!
(June, 2012) Welcome to new summer student Roxanne Smoker!
(May, 2012) Congratulations to Kaelyn and Samson for acceptance of their paper in JACS and to Darci for acceptance of her review into Molecular BioSystems!!
(May, 2012) Congratulations to Kaelyn for winning a Women in Chemistry Travel Award!
(April, 2012) Congratulations to Darci, Ashley, Kaelyn, and Joseph for winning chemistry department awards! Ashley was awarded an Associate Instructor Award and is also a Dean's Allocation Fellowship recipient. Kaelyn was recognized for her receipt of the QCB Training Grant Fellowship and awarded the Henry R. Mahler Memorial Award, given to a student for outstanding research in Chemical Biology/Biochemistry. Darci was recognized for her receipt of the Marvin Carmack Fellowship, given to an outstanding student in bioorganic chemistry and a Women in Science Travel Grant. Joseph was recognized as an Honor Roll student and received both the Votaw Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarship and the R.J. Grim Memorial Scholarship in Chemistry. Check out a photo of the award winners here.
(March, 2012) Congratulations to Darci for receiving a McCormick Science Grant!
(March, 2012) Professor Carlson was named a Cottrell Scholar!
(February, 2012) Professor Carlson has received the IU Outstanding Junior Faculty Award!
(January, 2012) Congratulations to Ozden for receiving a Peglow travel award to attend the upcoming American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology meeting!
(January, 2012) Congratulations to Ashley on passing her qualifying exam!