My research focuses on gaining insights into how photosynthetic microbes, specifically cyanobacteria, can be efficiently and economically harnessed as a platform for renewable resource generation. I am interested in determining how genome content and replication impact cyanobacterial physiology, and in designing synthetic biology tools that can be introduced into these microbes to create finely tuned genetic circuits
MCDB 3140 - Cell Biology Laboratory
Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
Provides laboratory experience using microscopy, bioinformatics, DNA isolation, PCR and gel electrophoresis to study cell biology and gene expression in a model organism. Students will learn research skills such as interpreting data and planning experiments. Recommended corequisite: MCDB 3135 or MCDB 3145.