We use experimental and computational approaches to understand and engineer biological molecules, materials, processes and systems. We are developing new technologies for disease prevention and treatment, producing materials and processes for tissue and organ regeneration, advancing an integrated understanding of living systems, and designing multi-scale processes to produce fuels and materials from biological sources. Accomplishing these goals involves collaboration with researchers in the biological, biochemical, and medical sciences.
Synthetic biology, protein and pathway engineering, drug design and delivery, systems biology
Core faculty: Lynn, Murphy, Palecek, Pfleger, Shusta, Van Lehn, Yin
Affiliate faculty: Raman, Romero, Venturelli
Major research centers that collaborate with or include CBE faculty:
CBE graduate students also benefit from numerous NIH training programs that promote interdisciplinary training in the biological aspects of biotechnology and provide valuable experience through an industrial internship. Current training programs include: