Francis "Frannie" Mann, Ph.D.

  • Chemistry Department
  • Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2010
  • EMAIL: mannf@uwp.edu
Francis Mann

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Biochemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Natural products biosynthesis

Teaching Interests

Biochemistry Enzymology Analytical Chemistry

Research Interests

I am interested in the mechanisms by which microbes interact with their chemical environment by synthesizing or transforming chemical stimuli. Microbial synthesis of natural products is an evolutionary response to chemical stimuli, and I study the evolution and regulation of the enzymatic machinery within the pathway. Conversely, microbial transformation of natural products to reduce toxicity or produce novel products is the alternate mechanism by which microbes remodel their chemical surroundings.

Consulting Interests

Natural products Vitamins and supplements Enzymology

Selected Publications

2017: Analysis of the role of acidity and tea substrate on the inhibition of α-amylase by Kombucha, Journal of Nutrition, Food Research, and Technology

Professional Service

: Editor, Journal Editor - Journal of Nutrition, Food Research, and Technology
BIOS 499 - INDEPENDENT STUDY
CHEM 103 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
CHEM 115 - CHEMICAL SCIENCE
CHEM 215 - ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
CHEM 324 - CHEM OF BIOLOGICAL SYSTMS
CHEM 410 - ADVANCED BIOCHEMISTRY
CHEM 497 - SENIOR THESIS
CHEM 499 - INDEPENDENT STUDY
CHEM 620 - ADVANCED BIOCHEMISTRY