Dale Poulter

Dale Poulter (University of Utah) is Editor in Chief of The Journal of Organic Chemistry and a noted researcher. Interested in problems at the interface between organic chemistry and biochemistry, Poulter examines reactions catalyzed by enzymes in the isoprene biosynthetic pathway and structure-function relationships in peptides and proteins. In this research, he isolate genes for the enzymes under investigation and construct plasmids for overexpression of the enzymes, and carries out side-directed mutagenesis on critical amino acids to elucidate their role in catalysis.