College of Pharmacy

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Matthew Bertin, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Office: 495M Lab: 420
  • Phone: 401.874.5016
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  • Mailing Address: 7 Greenhouse Road, Kingston, RI 02881


Marine natural products chemistry, biosynthesis, metabolomics


Postdoctoral Fellow, The Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, 2015

Ph.D., Biomedical Science, The Medical University of South Carolina, 2012

M.S., Florida State University, 2006

B.A., Miami University, 2003


Bertin MJ, Vulpanovici A, Monroe E, Korobeynikov A, Sherman DH, Gerwick L, Gerwick WH. (2016) The Phormidolide Biosynthetic Gene Cluster: A trans-AT PKS Pathway Encoding a Toxic Macrocyclic Polyketide.ChemBioChem, 17(2):164-173.

Bertin MJ, Demirkiran O, Navarro G, Moss NA, Lee J, Goldgof GM, Vigil E, Winzeler EA, Valeriote FA, Gerwick WH. (2016) Kalkipyrone B, a marine cyanobacterial γ-pyrone possessing cytotoxic and anti-fungal activities.Phytochemistry, 122:113-118.

Moss NM, Bertin MJ, Kleigrewe K, Leão TF, Gerwick L, Gerwick WH. (2016) Integrating mass spectrometry and genomics for cyanobacterial metabolite discovery. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, 43(2-3):313-324.

Bertin MJ, Schwartz SL, Lee J, Korobeynikov A, Dorrestein PC, Gerwick L, Gerwick WH. (2015) Spongosine Production by a Vibrio harveyi Strain Associated with the Sponge Tectitethya crypta. Journal of Natural Products, 78(3):493-499.

Bertin MJ, Voronca DC, Chapman RW, Moeller PDR. (2014) The effect of pH on the toxicity of fatty acids and fatty acid amides to rainbow trout gill cells. Aquatic Toxicology, 146:1-11.

Bertin MJ, Moeller PDR, Guillette LJ, Chapman RW. (2013) Using machine learning tools to model complex toxic interactions with limited sampling regimes. Environmental Science and Technology, 47:2728-2736.

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