Our research goals are directed towards programmable cells that process multiple input signals to produce desirable outputs for real world applications. Specifically, we aim to build synthetic gene circuits in order to control and improve metabolic pathways for the production of biomass-based chemicals and drugs. Learn more
Tae Seok Moon
Postdoctoral research at MIT and University of
California-San Francisco provided Dr. Moon with
expertise in the design and construction of genetic
circuits. As a graduate student at MIT, he learned
how to construct and optimize novel metabolic
pathways to produce biochemicals that can replace
oil-based chemicals. Combining his research
experiences with more than five years experience in
the biotechnology industry, he envisions his career
as transforming biology research from an
"observation" approach to a "synthesis-based
engineering" activity to address energy, environment
and health issues. Learn
more about Dr. Moon
Kenneth Ng joins the lab as a research technician! Welcome Kenneth!
Research Group receives a grant from the National
Science Foundation for "Designing Nitrogen Fixing
Ability in Oxygenic Photosynthetic Cells."
Paper highlighted as Featured Article in
Frontiers in Microbiology!
Moon Research Group
receives an I-CARES Research Award for "Hybrid
Conversion of Lignin: Trees to Fat" with
collaborator Professor Marcus Foston, also from EECE
at Washington University in St. Louis.
Ray Henson, Allison
Hoynes-O'Connor, and Tatenda Shopera join the group
as PhD candidates. Welcome Ray, Allison and
Professor Moon is
highlighted in ACS Synthetic Biology's
"Introducing Our Authors".
CM Immethun, AG Hoynes-O’Connor, A Balassy and TS Moon. Microbial Production of Isoprenoids Enabled by Synthetic Biology, Invited review, accepted in Frontiers in Microbiology.
Ray Henson and Tatenda Shopera join the group as Graduate Rotation students. Welcome Ray and Tatenda!