Sarah O’Connor, John Innes Centre, UK
Sarah O’Connor received her degrees in chemistry from the University of Chicago and MIT. She has been a Professor and Project Leader in Biological Chemistry at the John Innes Centre since 2011. Her research interests focus on the natural products of plants, with a particular interest in the alkaloids. Her research group takes a broad approach to understanding plant biosynthetic pathways, ranging from gene discovery, mechanistic enzymology, and metabolic engineering.