Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley
tristan [dot] de [dot] rond [at] berkeley [dot] edu
B.Sc. In Biochemistry
B.A. In Computer Science
My goal is to enable metabolic engineers by expanding the breadth of enzyme-catalyzed reactions available to us. One way to realize this is to change the substrate specificity of an enzyme that already performs a useful reaction by directed evolution. However, the effectiveness of this strategy is limited by the size of the library one can screen. To that end, I have focused on developing a high-throughput enzyme activity screening platform. In other projects, I have turned towards enzymes that naturally catalyze exciting transformations.