Eric Nybo, Ph.D.

Eric NyboAssistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
Ferris State University, College of Pharmacy
Room 211
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone:  (231) 591-2236
E-mail Address:  [email protected]


  • Bachelors of Arts in Biology and Classics, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY (2006).
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, KY (2011).
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, KY (2011-2014).
  • Visiting Professor, General Chemistry, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY (2013).

Courses Taught

  • PHAR 421 and PHAR 422 – Infectious Diseases I and II
    Microbiology and Antibiotic Drug Action
  • PHAR 312 – Molecular Biochemistry and Biotechnology
    aDNA synthesis/replication, Fatty Acid Metabolism, gene sequencing, PCR, and general protein biochemical techniques

Selected Publications

  • Khan N*, Nybo SE*, Chappell J, and Curtis WR (2014).  “Triterpene hydrocarbon production in a metabolically versatile host – Rhodobacter capsulatus.” In review.
  • Nybo SE, Khan N, Curtis WR (2014).  “Review of Metabolic Engineering in Autotrophic hosts.” In preparation.
  • Yeo YS, Nybo SE, Chappell J et al (2013).  “Functional identification of valerena-1,10-diene synthase, a terpene synthase catalyzing a chemical cascade in the biosynthesis of biologically active sesquiterpenes in Valeriana officinalis.”  J Biol Chem. 1;288(5):3163-73. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M112.415836.
  • Wu S, Jiang Z, Kempinski C, Nybo SE, Husodo S, Williams R, Chappell J (2012).  “Engineering triterpene metabolism in tobacco.” Planta. 236(3):867-77. doi: 10.1007/s00425-012-1680-4.
  • Núñez LE, Nybo SE, Rohr J, Mendez C, et al (2012).  “A novel mithramycin with high antitumor activity and less toxicity generated by combinatorial biosynthesis.” J Med Chem.  28;55(12):5813-25.  doi: 10.1021/jm300234t.
  • Kharel MK, Pahari P, Shepherd MD, Tibrewal N, Nybo SE, Shaaban KA, Rohr J, et al (2012).  “Angucyclines:  Biosynthesis, mode-of-action, new natural products, and synthesis.  Nat Prod Rep. 29(2):264-325.  Doi:  10.1039/c1np00068c.