Profiles in "Synthetic Biology" Expertise Area

  • Wang is an applied microbiologist, working at the interface between microbial genetics and metabolic engineering to develop new microbial production processes.
  • Vermaas and his team conduct basic and applied research on cyanobacteria, a group of photosynthetic microbes, using these organisms as a chassis to produce useful compounds (biofuels, green chemicals) from sunlight and CO2.
  • Wang's research efforts include understanding synthetic multistable gene networks, the role of noise in cell differentiation, and molecular evolution, and systems biology research on small network motifs with feedbacks.
  • As a member of AzCATI, Weiss conducts research in the design of spectroscopic tools and algae consortia for large-scale, sustainable bioproduction.
  • Xiaojun Tian is an assistant professor in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering. Recently, he received the prestigious NIH Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) Award and NSF Career Award.