We are working to address global challenges in energy, sustainability and infectious disease by engineering
microbes to synthesize fuels, electricity and materials, and by deciphering microbial mechanisms of antibiotic resistance.
Our approach blends microbial physiology, genomics technologies, and computational biology
to predict and modify microbial behaviors. Our work spans the disciplines of synthetic biology,
systems biology and microbiology.
Our vision. In 50 years, we believe more than 50% of our energy and consumer materials will be
synthesized through renewable biological processes. Infectious diseases will be controlled globally
through rapid drug design technologies, helping us to stay ahead of emerging diseases and drug resistant microbes.