John Latham

Associate Professor

What I do

My lab is currently focused on solving the structure, function, and biosynthesis of the unknown Mycobacterial metabolite dubbed mycofactocin.


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of New Mexico, 2012
  • MS, Chemistry, Eastern New Mexico University, 2008
  • BS, Chemistry, Eastern New Mexico University, 2007

Featured Publications

Ayikpoe, R., Salazar, J., Majestic, B. J., & Latham, J. (2018). Mycofactocin biosynthesis proceeds through 3-amino-5-[(p-hydroxyphenyl) methyl]-4,4-dimethyl-2-pyrrolidinone (AHDP); direct observation of MftE specificity towards MftA*. Biochemistry, 57, 5379-5383.