Chambers C. Hughes, Ph.D.

Dr. Hughes was born and raised in bucolic western New York. In 1999 he graduated with a B.S. in biochemistry and a minor in Latin from Geneseo College. In 2004 he completed a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. There, he worked with Prof. Dirk Trauner on the chemical synthesis of two terrestrial and two marine natural products. Chambers was the first member of the then-nascent Trauner research group to earn a doctorate. Next, Dr. Hughes held an extended postdoctoral/research associate appointment with Prof. William Fenical at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. During this time, he led efforts in the discovery, synthesis, and chemical biology of several marine-derived bacterial natural products. In 2012 Hughes was hired as assistant professor at Scripps. He continues to explore ocean sediments for bacteria that produce novel natural products and aims to understand how these metabolites function in complex cellular environments.

B.S. - Geneseo College (SUNY)
Ph.D. - University of California, Berkeley
Postdoc - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Curriculum Vitae

Mailing Address:
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
Mail Code: 0204

Dr. Hughes