ceiben [at] berkeley [.] edu
PhD Candidate in Bioengineering, UC Berkeley/UC San Francisco
BS Cellular Molecular and Developmental Biology, University of Washington
As the world population grows and the standard of living increases we need sustainable, scalable and environmentally friendly ways to produce the everyday materials we often take for granted. To address this problem, I am interested in engineering microbes to make useful chemicals from sugars, particularly through the mevalonate pathway. I also have an interest in designing novel pathways to produce chemicals in a redox balanced, ATP positive manner. Such pathways are in theory easier to engineer for titer, rates, and yields, as well as being easier to scale to industrial fermentation sizes.