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.
  • Within AzCATI, Weiss researches the engineering of large-scale algae consortia for carbon capture and sustainable bioproduction. As ERM faculty, he educates on toxicological management and water treatment technologies.
  • 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.