Prof. Sherman received his B.A. in chemistry at UC Santa Cruz (1978) and Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry at Columbia University with Gilbert Stork (1981). After working at Biogen Research Corporation, he moved to the John Innes Institute as a research scientist with Sir Prof. David A. Hopwood (1987-1990). Following 13 years at the University of Minnesota, Prof. Sherman moved to the University of Michigan and is now the Hans W. Vahlteich Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Professor of Chemistry, and Professor of Microbiology & Immunology. Sherman’s laboratory is in the U-M Life Sciences Institute where his research focuses on the discovery and analysis of bioactive natural products and their metabolic pathways from marine bacteria and fungi. Dr. Sherman was founding Director of the Center for Chemical Genomics at the University of Michigan Life Science Institute (2004 – 2013). LSI maintains a new core facility covering the area of Natural Product Drug Discovery.