Credentials: Bacteriology Department
Position title: Metabolic regulation in biofuel producing bacteria
Phone: (608) 265-2710
6472 Microbial Sciences Building
1550 Linden Dr
Madison, WI 53706
Systems Biology; Molecular and Genome Biology of Microbes
The main research focus in my new lab is to advance our understanding of metabolic regulation in bacterial systems using LC-MS-based metabolomic approaches. I plan to create a diverse research program that integrates systems biology approaches (e.g. metabolomics, transcriptomics, and genomics) with computational modeling and genetic engineering to advance understanding of metabolism in biofuel producing microorganisms, particularly clostridium species such as C. acetobutylicum, C. cellulolyticum and C. thermocellum. I will start my program under two main research topics: 1) Systems-level analysis of metabolic regulation in biofuel producing microorganisms and 2) Engineering symbiotic consortia for biofuel production.