Dr Megan Wright

Megan was awarded a University Academic Fellowship to start her independent research group in the School of Chemistry. Her research is in the area of chemical biology, applying novel chemical tools to understand protein function and interaction with small molecules. Her work focuses on probing pathways and global cellular regulatory mechanisms in diverse systems (e.g. apoptosis, protein post-translational modification, bacterial quorum sensing) and elucidating the mode of action of cell-cell signals at the host-pathogen interface. This research employs a wide range of methods, including organic and peptide synthesis, protein biochemistry, and global and chemical quantitative mass spectrometry-based proteomics.