Dr. Chatterjee’s research focuses on adopting integrated computational, systems and synthetic biology approaches to investigate fundamental, biotechnological, and medically relevant issues including, understanding the molecular mechanisms responsible for antibiotic and antiviral resistance, rational design of “next-generation smart antimicrobials,” and construction of synthetic genetic devices for a variety of biotechnological and bioenergy applications. Her group is also interested in studying genetic regulatory networks that control propagation of infectious diseases (such as Hepatitis C virus), evolution of antimicrobial resistance, and metabolic networks that control biofuel production. Using synthetic biology tools her group designs, constructs and engineers modular synthetic genetic devices that can achieve higher-order biological computation, in order to understand functioning of complex genetic networks as well as to build rules to manipulate such networks.
CHEN 4130 - Chemical Engineering Laboratory
Involves planning and execution of chemical engineering experiments on mass transfer operations, separations, and chemical reactors. Interprets experimental data with theoretical principles and statistical analysis. Emphasizes communication with written memos, full reports, and oral presentations.
CHEN 4803 - Metabolic Engineering
Introduces basic concepts in metabolic engineering and explores modern approaches in metabolic and strain engineering. Application areas that will be discussed will include the use of metabolic engineering approaches in biofuels and biorefining as well as biopharmaceutical production. Same as CHEN 5803.
CHEN 5090 - Seminar in Chemical Engineering
Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
Required of all chemical engineering graduate students. Includes reports on research activities and on special current topics.