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The full potential of biological systems remains unrealized due to critical limitations in our ability to engineer and control them. The Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic & Systems Biology Laboratory at Rice University seeks to overcome these limitations by designing and implementing transformational approaches to engineer biological systems, thus enabling applications in energy and chemical production, environmental remediation, pharmaceutical production, and agricultural systems.
Our research program is organized in two general areas: 1) Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology; and 2) Systems Biology of Microbial and Cellular Metabolism. Our laboratory has successfully: