Dr Xinyun Jian

Research Fellow

Monash University

Xinyun has carried out interdisciplinary research on genomics-driven discovery, biosynthetic pathway characterization and bioengineering of therapeutically important natural products from a wide range of bacteria. Her current research focuses on understanding the biosynthetic mechanisms of bicyclic depsipeptide histone deacetylase inhibitors, with the aim of producing novel derivatives with enhanced therapeutic potential. Outside the lab, she enjoys hiking, cooking and gardening.