About The Author

Pursuing a degree in chemical engineering with the goal of changing lives through chemical and biomedical research. I am currently conducting research in the chemical engineering lab of Dr. J Andrew Jones, investigating the suitability of cyanobacteria for synthetic biology applications.

Learning From Nature: Using Microbial Consortia To Improve Biochemical Synthesis

In the early 1900s, Henry Ford revolutionized mass production with the development of the assembly line: a method of combining every step of a production process in a way that optimizes efficiency. Today, metabolic engineers look to apply a similar principle for the mass-production of chemicals with the advent of synthetic microbial consortia. Metabolic engineering