The Bess Lab

Discovering & Engineering Microbiome Chemistry 

© 2020, The Bess Lab
ADME Models

We are characterizing the chemical-reaction repertoire of the gut microbiome—informing drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion (ADME) models—to uncover the microbiome's impacts on pharmacology and health.

Hormone Signaling

We are elucidating the molecular mechanisms by which the microbiome mediates hormone levels in humans, which has important implications for health and disease.

Watercolor by Rebecca McGillivary, @rebmcg

June 16, 2020—Bess Lab awarded UC Irvine Hellman Fellowship!

Jan. 10, 2020—Elizabeth named a Scialog fellow by Research Corp.

Oct. 10, 2019—Honored to be supported by the American Cancer Society and UCI for our work on estrogen and the gut microbiome.

Lignin Valorization

Lignin is highly abundant, yet undervalued, biomass. We are developing methods to valorize this renewable resource by building upon the chemical reactions encoded in bacteria.

© 2020 by The Bess Lab.