Alan Healy

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Email: alan.healy@nyu.edu
Education: B.A. (mod) Trinity College Dublin, MSc University of Edinburgh, PhD University of St Andrews

Research Areas: Chemical biology, natural product synthesis, automated synthesis, drug discovery


Dr. Healy received his undergraduate degree in Medicinal Chemistry from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland followed by an MSc in Biomedical Science from the University of Edinburgh, UK. He obtained his PhD in Chemistry in 2014 from the University of St. Andrews, UK, where he carried out research in Prof. Nick Westwood's group. Subsequently, he carried out postdoctoral research at Yale University in the laboratory's of Prof. Seth Herzon and Prof. Jason Crawford where he studied the link between small molecule toxins produced by select strains of bacteria in the human gut and the development of colorectal cancer.

 

Dr. Healy's research at NYUAD is focused on using genomics, bioinformatics and automated chemical synthesis to discover, study and repurpose natural products as novel therapeutics.