Dr. Matthew Bockman

Postdoctoral Associate



Ph.D. Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 2018

B.A. Biology, Illinois Wesleyan University, 2012

Research Area

The synthesis and evaluation of N-Acetyl-D-Galactosamine-derived polymers for targeted gene delivery.


Bockman, M.R.; Dawadi, S.; Engelhart, C.; Larson, P.; Tiwari, D.; Ferguson, D.M.; Schnappinger, D.; Aldrich, C.C. "Avoiding Antibiotic Inactivation in Mycobacterium tuberculosis by Rv3406 through Strategic Nucleoside Modification" ACS Infect. Dis., 2018, 4, 1102–1113.

Bernardoni, B.; Bockman M.R.; Miller, B.M.; Russell, D.; Delesalle, V.; Krukonis, G.; Hatfull, G.F.; Cross, M.R.; Szewczyk, M.S.; Eppurath, A.; Bollivar, D.W. "Complete genome sequences of five bacteriophages that infect Rhodobacter capsulatus." Genome Announc. 2016, 4, e00051-16.

Bockman, M.R.; Kalinda, A.S.; Petrelli, R.; De la Mora-Rey, T.; Tiwari, D.; Liu, F.; Dawadi, S.; Nandakumar, M.; Rhee, K.Y.; Schnappinger, D.; Finzel, B. C.; Aldrich, C.C. "Targeting Mycobacterium tuberculosis biotin protein ligase (MtBPL) with nucleoside-based bisubstrate adenylation inhibitors." J. Med. Chem. 2015, 58, 7349–7369.

Bockman, M.R.; Miedema, C.J.; Brennan, B.B. "A discovery-oriented approach to solid-phase peptide synthesis." J. Chem. Educ. 2012, 89, 1470–1473.

Bockman, M.R.; Angeles, V.V.; Martino, J.M.; Vagadia, P.P.; Mohan, R.S. "A mild method for the deprotection of tetrahydropyranyl (THP) ethers catalyzed by iron(III) tosylate." Tetrahedron Lett. 2011, 52, 6939–6941."

About Me:

Where are you from?

Schaumburg, Illinois

What is your favorite type of electromagnetic radiation and why?

Microwaves: I would not be able to survive without it! It's perfect for warming up lunch or re-heating leftovers.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?

Teleportation: I could travel anywhere, at anytime in the blink of an eye!