Engineering the metabolism of E. coli to produce ethyl lactate will help replace toxic solvents with a biodegradable alternative.
Arul Mozhy Varman is an assistant professor of chemical engineering in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy at Arizona State University. He received his doctorate in energy, environmental and chemical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.
Total projects: 7
Metabolic Engineering of Corynebacterium glutamicum for the Conversion of Biomass Derived Aromatics to Chrysin
Recombining the genetic pathway in bacteria to produce a pharmaceutical from a renewable resource will reduce price and improve availability.
Creating a cheaper, more streamlined way to extract biofuels with bacteria will help to increase sustainable energy use.
Quantifying the bioproduction of ethylene will help create a more environmentally friendly alternative to fossil fuel ethylene production.