Emmanuel Chukwuma

Emmanuel’s background includes a combination of Industrial Chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, and analytical chemistry methods to investigate the optimization of MS/MS data, bioremediation of polyaromatic/aliphatic hydrocarbons, and functionality of secondary metabolites. His research interests include but are not restricted to soil chemistry, chemical ecology, environmental chemistry, chemical signaling, and nutrient cycling in the scope of increasing agricultural productivity, crop yield, and resistance to pathogenic diseases. His science career began with a BS in Industrial Chemistry at Madonna University. Subsequently, Emmanuel then completed an MS in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. For his MS Thesis, he developed a novel automated traceability approach for a natural product: (RIPPs) Ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified peptides (Cyanobacteria: Patellamide & Trunkamide). He proceeded to work for a healthcare quality control company as a technician. Due to his enthusiasm to study the bioavailability of micronutrients in the rhizosphere, he currently is enrolled in Chemistry & Plant pathology and Entomology Ph.D. program. He is currently in the Baars lab, where his plans and work involve exploring the fate of siderophores, a secondary metabolite secreted in response to iron deficiency, and abiotic stress on plants and possibly other microbes, understanding antagonistic interactions that could hinder iron chelation/uptake and studying other plant-microbe interactions.

Office/Lab Address
Partners III, Room 267
851 Main Campus Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606