Benjamin Wylie is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, starting January 2014. He is one of two hires into the new Structural Biology Program that has been initiated within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Wylie brings leading expertise in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) instrument development and the application of NMR to structurally characterize macromolecular biochemical systems. Specifically, his research will help shape research in the production of novel proteins using microbes (bacteria and yeasts) as model system. His research has direct applicability to drug development, microbial physiology and cancer treatment.