Welcome to the Metabolic Engineering laboratory webpage of Rice University. This lab is headed by Dr. Ka-Yiu San who is a professor in the Department of Bioengineering and the Department of Chemical Engineering. He is also a member of the Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering.

Our laboratory is mainly concerned with the development of new concepts and novel approaches of altering metabolic routes using recombinant DNA technology to improve cellular activities and achieve more advanced production systems. The main focus is on the development of a framework for the systematic analysis of the cellular responses in regulating its metabolic activities upon precise genetic perturbations. Understanding these responses is critical to design organisms and processes for efficient and reliable manufacturing of gene products from recombinant cells.



Pictures of E. coli

C. roseus


Research Group Reference




Rice University
Department of Bioengineering
6100 Main
Houston, TX 77005

Lab Information
George R. Brown Hall East
Room E201

Page created and maintained
by Geoffrey Chow


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