Paul Boudreau

Assistant Professor of Pharmacognosy and Research Assistant Professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Paul Boudreau

Paul Boudreau teaches about and researches natural products and the microbiome.

Research Interests

Research in the Boudreau lab focuses on how bacteria use natural products to survive in complex environments and applying interdisciplinary tools to investigate these relationships. Some of the current projects in the lab focus on siderophores and metal stress, complex bacterial lipids, and cyanobacterial microbiomes.


Prof. Boudreau went to college at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he worked in Prof. Danheiser's lab. His undergraduate project was an organic chemistry methodology project involving the synthesis of highly substituted quinolines. After graduating, he moved to San Diego to work for Prof. Bill Gerwick at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Prof. Boudreau's doctoral project focused on cyanobacterial natural products chemistry, which provided the opportunity to learn about analytical techniques like NMR- or MS-based structure elucidation of natural products. After earning a PhD, he worked for Prof. Emily Balskus as a post-doctoral scholar, working on a project relating to the gut microbiome. Since moving to Oxford to start his faculty appointment at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, he has started research projects in diverse areas of bacterial natural products chemistry and is excited to see the work coming out of the talented students working in the Boudreau lab.

Prof. Boudreau is responsible for the Department of BioMolecular Sciences seminar series, if you are interested in presenting in our seminar series, please reach out to him directly.

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. Marine Biology, University of California-San Diego (2015)