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Erome earned her PhD from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with professor Jiantao Guo, training in biochemistry and chemical biology for applications in protein engineering, unnatural amino acid incorporation, and biocatalysis. In 2019, she joined UK’s pharmaceutical sciences department as a joint postdoc with professors Steven Van Lanen and Jon Thorson. Her research focuses on studying the biosynthetic pathway of enediynes.




  • Chemical biology
  • Molecular biology
  • Natural product chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Organic synthesis
  • Biocatalysis
  • Green chemistry
  • Protein engineering
  • Unnatural amino acid incorporation


PhD Chemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

BS Chemistry, Union College (NE)

We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.