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
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 Tatenda!
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!