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Associate Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,
Associate Professor in Bioengineering
Abercrombie Lab, B232
Department of Chemical and
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
The long-term goal of our research is the development of biological platforms for the production of chemicals and fuels from renewable sources. To this end, we use a wide spectrum of approaches and state-of-the-art techniques typically viewed under different disciplines such as Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Biochemistry, and Molecular & Cellular Biology.
We are currently focusing our efforts in the following projects: Understanding the Microbial Utilization of Glycerol under Fermentative Conditions, Metabolism of 5- and 6-C Sugar Mixtures in E. coli, Microbial Platforms for the Production of Chemicals and Fuels from Glycerol, and Fermentative Metabolism of Pyruvate.