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==Research in Microbial Metabolic Engineering==
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[[Image:McArthur_work.JPG|thumb|left|Microalgae]]
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==Research in Microbial Engineering==
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The ability to (re)program microbial metabolism offers a sustainable alternative to chemical production from petroleum. Therefore, the goal of my research is to develop a platform microorganism for industrial bioprocesses. In particular, I am interested in implementing novel metabolism in photosynthetic microbes such as microalgae for the direct photobiosynthesis of high-value products and commodity chemicals (e.g., biofuel). Results from this work include progress toward establishing a collection of standard biological parts, which is fundamental to the development of synthetic biology.
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My research goals convolve fundamental molecular biology and microbial engineering.  I build novel biological systems in order to elucidate biological design principles, which is useful for understanding natural biology (e.g., gene expression, adaptive evolution) and for learning how to engineer biology for purpose-driven applications (e.g., drug synthesis, controlled biogeochemistry). Broadly speaking, this research is enabled by advances in synthetic and systems biology.  In particular, I am interested in building synthetic metabolic pathways and artificial gene networks for 1) optimizing the production of valuable chemicals and 2) learning how to begin to design entire genomes.
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One of the main challenges in culturing microalgae at an industrial scale is designing a cost-effective bioreactorTherefore, to optimize the impact of a photosynthetic platform organism, I am working on a novel photobioreactor design.
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Microalgae
Microalgae

Research in Microbial Engineering

My research goals convolve fundamental molecular biology and microbial engineering. I build novel biological systems in order to elucidate biological design principles, which is useful for understanding natural biology (e.g., gene expression, adaptive evolution) and for learning how to engineer biology for purpose-driven applications (e.g., drug synthesis, controlled biogeochemistry). Broadly speaking, this research is enabled by advances in synthetic and systems biology. In particular, I am interested in building synthetic metabolic pathways and artificial gene networks for 1) optimizing the production of valuable chemicals and 2) learning how to begin to design entire genomes.
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