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Jana Braesel

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Biomolecular Sciences

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy

Contact Information

900 S Ashland Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60607

Lab Phone: (312) 355-0676


  • PhD, Microbiology, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Jena, Germany, 2014

Intellectual Contributions

Journal Article

  • Braesel J, Fricke J, Schwenk D, Dirk H. "Biochemical and genetic basis of orsellinic acid biosynthesis and prenylation in a stereaceous basidiomycete". Fungal Genetics and Biology. 2017;98:12-19. doi:10.1016/j.fgb.2016.11.007.
  • Shah F, Nicolás C, Bentzer J, Ellström M, Smits M, Rineau F, Canbäck B, Floudas D, Carleer R, Lackner G, Braesel J, Hoffmeister D, Henrissat B, Ahrén D, Johansson T, Hibbett DS, Martin F, Persson P, Tunlid A. "Ectomycorrhizal fungi decompose soil organic matter using oxidative mechanisms adapted from saprotrophic ancestors". New Phytologist. 2016;209(4):1705-1709. doi:10.1111/nph.13722.
  • Braesel J, Goetze S, Shah F, Heine D, Tauber J, Hertweck C, Tunlid A, Stallforth P, Hoffmeister D. "Three redundant synthetases secure redox-active pigment production in the basidiomycete Paxillus involutus". Chemistry & Biology. 2015;22(10):1325-1334. doi:10.1016/j.chembiol.2015.08.016.
  • Lackner G, Misiek M, Braesel J, Hoffmeister D. "Genome mining reveals the evolutionary origin and biosynthetic potential of basidiomycete polyketide synthases". Fungal Genetics and Biology. 2012;49(12):996-1003. doi:10.1016/j.fgb.2012.09.009.
  • Misiek M, Braesel J, Hoffmeister D, . "Characterisation of the ArmA adenylation domain implies a more diverse secondary metabolism in the genus Armillaria". Fungal Biology. 2011;115(8):775-781. doi:10.1016/j.funbio.2011.06.002.