Dr  Jon  Shepherd

Jon undertook an MSci degree at the University of Bristol including a year spent at Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Europe) Ltd.  His undergraduate project, supervised by  Prof. V. Aggarwal, involved the synthesis of cyclopropane amino acids using diazocompounds generated in situ.  Following this, he undertook PhD studies at Southampton under supervision of Prof. J.D. Kilburn on combinatorial approaches to peptide receptors. He joined the Nelson group in January 2006.

Jon's research involved the synthesis of focussed libraries of molecules for targetting specific membrane proteins.  Such compounds have applications in the investigation of the cellular mechanisms of these proteins.

Jon is now a chemist with Lilly.

Research areas

Chemical Genetics

Stereochemically diverse libraries