Mary Jo Ondrechen

Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Mary Jo Ondrechen

Principal Investigator

Computational Biology Research Group

Affiliated Faculty


Undergraduate Institution

Reed College, Portland, OR


122 Hurtig Hall

360 Huntington Avenue

Boston, Massachusetts 02115

(617) 373-2856

How did you get interested in science?

My Dad taught me about the stars and my Mom taught me about nature. I was hooked early on.

What are your future career goals?

Better understanding of enzyme function, figuring out correct annotations for structural genomics proteins, and designing new inhibitors.

Conference Presentations:

3DSIG and Automated Function Prediction sessions, Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology, International Society for Computational Biology
Vienna, Austria | July, 2011

Northeast Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics
New Haven, CT | January, 2012


I was honored to receive the Service Award from the Graduate Student Association in 2011.

Research Interests

  • Computational biology
  • Study of enzyme function
  • Functional genomics
  • Drug discovery

Personal Interests

  • Science
  • Fitness
  • Medicinal and culinary herbs
  • Music (rock, classical, & folk)