SOLOMON LAB FOR SYSTEMS/SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY
The Solomon Lab studies how microbes interact with their environment and reprograms this response to efficiently produce fuels, medicines, and other value added chemicals
Microbial chemical factories hold great promise to provide the energy, materials, and medicines of tomorrow in a sustainable manner. Central to these factories are genes (programs) which interact with each other and the environment in unanticipated ways. Our program focuses on understanding and anticipating these effects in new process design. We apply high throughput -omics technologies to characterize these responses, harness new tools, and identify design principles which we implement in cellular factories reprogrammed with synthetic biology.