PhD Candidate in Microbiology, UC Berkeley
BS Interdisciplinary Studies, Cornell University
I am currently a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology with interests in synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, and systems biology. I have three main areas of research interest in the Keasling Lab. Part of my research focuses on the Synthetic Biology of Actinobacteria where I aim to characterize novel genetic elements responsible for environmental sensing. I am also using newly developed functional genomics techniques to develop robust microbial hosts for metabolic engineering. Finally I am working on ways to develop methods to correlate protein sequence to chemical binding in prokaryotic transcription factors.