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
621-9932
Program: 
Arid Lands
Research: 
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.
Teaching: 
–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