1110 West Belden Ave.
Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60614-3251

Tel: (773) 325-7891
Fax: (773) 325-7421
jmaresh at depaul.edu

Office:MacGowan South 314D
Lab: MacGowan South 309

Education and Academic Appointments

DePaul University, Department of Chemistry, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Assistant Professor 2008 – present
MIT, Department of Chemistry, Cambridge, MA
Postdoctoral Fellow 2004 – 2008
University of Chicago, Department of Chemistry, Chicago, IL
Ph.D. and M.S. (Ph.D. Advisor: David G. Lynn, currently Emory University) 2004
University of California at Berkeley, Department of Chemistry, Berkeley, CA
B.S. 1996


Weerawat Runguphan, Justin J. Maresh, and Sarah E. O’Connor “Silencing of tryptamine biosynthesis for production of novel alkaloids in plant culture.” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2009, 33, 13673–13678. Link

Justin Maresh, Lesley-Ann Giddings, Sarah E. O’Connor, et al.. “Strictosidine Synthase: Mechanism of a Pictet-Spengler Catalyzing Enzyme.” J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 710-723. Link, Full text from NIH

Justin Maresh, Jin Zhang, Yih-Ling Tzeng, Nora A. Goodman, and David G. Lynn “Rational design of inhibitors of VirA–VirG two-component signal transduction,” Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett., 2007, 17, 3281-3286. Link, Full text from NIH

Sarah E. O'Connor, Justin J. Maresh, “Chemistry and biology of monoterpene indole alkaloid biosynthesis,” Natural Product Reports, 2006 23, 532-547. Link, PDF

Justin Maresh, Jin Zhang, David G. Lynn, “The Innate Immunity of Maize and the Dynamic Chemical Strategies Regulating Two-Component Signal Transduction in Agrobacterium tumefaciens,” ACS Chem. Biol., 2006, 1, 165-175. Link

Andrew G. Palmer, Justin Maresh, Rong Gao, W. Kaya Erbil, David G. Lynn, “Chemical Biology of Multihost-Pathogen Interactions: Signaling at the Vegetative/Pathogen Interface,” Annual Review of Phytopathology, 2004, 42, 439-64. Link