Assistant Professor of Agriculture and Biological Engineering
College of Agricultural Sciences
Phone number(s): 
(814) 865-1931
Office Address: 
210 Agricultural Engineering Building
PSIEE Research Theme: 
Future Energy Supply
Research Summary: 

Focuses on the development of rational design methods for engineering synthetic biological systems - metabolic pathways, genetic circuits and genomes. He develops kinetic and thermodynamic models of genetic regulation and tests those predictions in industrially and medically useful microorganisms to gain a quantitative understanding of genetic function. He also programs synthetic microorganisms to manufacture useful chemicals for bioenergy applications and to better understand the dynamical behavior of natural microorganisms.

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