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Monika L. Eckenberg

Assistant Professor of Practice in Chemistry

 Dr. Monika Eckenberg’s dissertation was on biosynthesis of Glycerinopyrin and Angucyclin antibiotics, and the subject of her postdoctoral position at Massachusetts Institute of Technology was studies on the mechanism of the enzyme Polyhydroxyalkanoate synthase.

Research Interests

Dr. Monika Eckenberg’s research interest include organic chemistry and biochemistry with the focus on Green Chemistry and the CO2 fixating strain Chloroflexus auranthiacus.

Representative Courses

Organic Chemistry I lecture and lab

Organic Chemistry II lecture and lab

Medicinal Chemistry


J. Rohr, M. Schönewolf, G. Udvarnoki, K. Eckardt, G. Schumann, C. Wagner, J.M. Beale, S.D. Sorey, Investigations on the Biosynthesis of the Angucycline Group Antibiotics Aquayamycin and the Urdamycins A and B. Results from the Structural Analysis of Novel Blocked Mutant Products, J.Org. Chem. 58, 2547 – 2551, 1993

M. Schönewolf, J. Rohr, Biosynthesewege zu Pyrrolen, GIT Fachzeitschrift fuer das Laboratorium 36, 524 -535, 1992

M. Schönewolf, J. Rohr. Biogenesis of the Carbon Skeleton of Glycerinopyrin: A New Biosynthetic Pathway for Pyrroles, Angew. Chem. Intern. Edition 30, 183 - 185, 1991

M. Schönewolf, S. Grabley, K. Huetter, M. Machinek, J. Wink, A. Zeeck, J. Rohr. Glycerinopyrin, a novel Metabolite from Streptomyces violaceus, Liebigs Ann. Chem. 77 – 80, 1990