Our lab studies how cells process information. We are especially interested in understanding how decision-making processes are encoded within individual cells through feedback control.
We are also engineering bacteria for the production of biofuels. Specifically, our goal is to optimize the uptake and metabolism of C5/C6 sugars in bacteria by developing new genetic tools.
Using comparative genomics to predict DNA-protein interactions and inform the design of bacterial transcription factors.
Identifying the molecular mechanisms preventing E. coli from simultaneously fermenting these three sugars.
Developed a set of computational algorithms for reprogramming the specificity of transcriptional factors and ribosomes in bacteria.