Annaliese Franz

Annaliese Franz

Position Title
Assoc Professor

Department of Chemistry

314 Chemistry Bldg. Davis, CA 95616

Research Interests

Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology; Algae Lipid Biochemistry

Using synthetic organic chemistry and chemical biology to address challenges for biofuel production, biomaterials, bioconjugation, and imaging applications.

Grad Group Affiliations

  • AgCHEM: Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry
  • Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
  • Chemistry

Honors and Awards

  • 2017-2019 ADVANCE Scholar Award, 2016 Mentoring at Critical Transitions Fellowship Award, 2015-2016 Outstanding Mentor Award, Consortium for Women and Research, 2013 Faculty Development Award for Mentoring and Outreach, 2012 ACS WCC Rising Star Award, 2012 Thieme Chemistry Journal Award, 2010 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2009 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award, 2009-2012


    • 2012 Ph.D., Chemistry University of California, Irvine


    Representative Publications

    • Burch, A. R.; Franz, A. K. Combined Nitrogen Limitation and Hydrogen Peroxide Treatment Enhance Neutral Lipid Accumulation in Marine Diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum, Bioresource Technology, 2016, 219, 559-565. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2016.08.010
    • Jennings, J. J.; Bhatt, C.; Franz, A. K.* Lanthanum(III)-catalyzed three-component reaction of coumarin-3-carboxylates for the synthesis of fluorescent indolylmalonamides, J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 6211-6222. DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.6b00541
    • Franz, A. K.*; Danielewicz, M. A.; Wong, D. M.; Anderson, L. A.; Boothe, J. R. Phenotypic Screening with Oleaginous Microalgae Reveals Modulators of Lipid Productivity, ACS Chem. Biol. 2013, online. DOI:10.r1021/cb300573