The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Istvan Molnar

Associate Professor and Associate Director
PhD, 1993, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan
MSc, 1986, ELTE University of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Office Location: 
Natural Products Center, 250 E. Valencia Rd.
Mailing Address: 
250 E. Valencia Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85706
Arid Lands
My main research interest is the biosynthetic engineering of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi and algae) for pharmaceutical, agricultural, chemical industrial and bioenergy applications and the biosynthesis of small molecule natural products.
–MIC, PLP, ARL 452/552: Antibiotics, a biological perspective –ARL 565: Physical aspects of arid lands –ARL 595A: Current research –Chair, Arid Lands Resource Sciences GIDP –Director of Graduate Studies, Industrial Microbial Biotechnology track
Research Topics: 
Arid Lands
Genetics and Molecular Ecology
Natural Products Discovery and Development