Biomanufacturing

Creating pathways to more efficient biofuels production is a major undertaking at CBIS. The ability to efficiently synthesize proteins has major implications for medicine and energy. CBIS’s Senior Constellation Professor of Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering Robert Linhardt, made international headlines in 2008 with his method for producing the first fully synthetic form of the anticoagulant heparin.

Recently, Mattheas Koffas, Career Development Associate Professor of Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering Constellation, published a technique to more efficiently produce large quantities of the fatty acids that form the basis of compounds used in biofuels, medicine, and commodity chemical production.

Faculty

Cynthia H. Collins

Associate Professor

Synthetic Biology, Biochemical Engineering, Microbial Communities, Human Microbiome, Protein Engineering, Directed Evolution, Biofilms
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Steven Cramer

William Weightman Walker Professor

Bioseparations, Bioprocessing, Chromatography, Proteomics, Microfluidics, Multiscale modeling, Affinity precipitation, Biosensors
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Guohao Dai

Associate Professor

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Jonathan S. Dordick

Howard P. Isermann Professor and Vice President for Research

Biocatalysis in Nonaqueous Media, Molecular Bioprocessing, Biocatalytic Materials and Coatings, Combinatorial Biocatalysis
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Ryan Gilbert

Associate Professor

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Richard Gross

Professor, Constellation Chair

biotechnology, materials
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Juergen Hahn

Professor & Department Head

Systems Biology, Process Systems Engineering
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Pankaj Karande

Assistant Professor

Drug discovery, Drug delivery, Peptide engineering, High throughput screening, Vaccine design, Biomaterials design
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Mattheos Koffas

Dorothy and Fred Chau ʼ71 Career Development Constellation Professor in Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering

Metabolic Engineering, Industrial Microbiology, Synthetic Biology, Natural Products
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Robert J. Linhardt

Ann and John H. Broadbent, Jr. ’59 Senior Constellation Professor of Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering

Glycoscience, Biocatalysis, Metabolic Engineering, Nanobiotechnology, Analytical Chemistry, Chemoenzymatic Synthesis
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George I. Makhatadze

Constellation Chair

bioinformatics, protein dynamics, protein folding, protein aggregation
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Peter M Tessier

Associate Professor

Biotechnology, Antibodies, Protein design, Protein stability, Protein aggregation
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Xing Wang

Structural DNA Nanotechnology, Metallic Nanoparticles and Nanorods, Noncoding RNA
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Fuming Zhang

Research Professor

Glycobiology, Glycoenginnering, SPR
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