We are a synthetic and systems biology research group at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Our aim is to investigate cell physiology via genetic engineering and mathematical modeling.
Meet our lab members or read about our research.
We are working with several different bacterial species on topics ranging from virulence to biofuels.
Our wet laboratory area is equipped with facilities and instruments for most biochemical protocols.
Large-scale computational simulation of Escherichia coli motion in a capillary chemotaxis assay.
Our lab studies how cells process information. We are especially interested in understanding how decision-making processes are encoded within individual cells through feedback control.
We are also engineering bacteria and yeast for the production of biofuels. Specifically, our goal is to optimize the uptake and metabolism of C5/C6 sugars in bacteria by developing new genetic tools.
We are grateful for funding from Illinois, Department of Energy and Shell.
William and Danielle passed their prelims. Congratulations!22 Feb 2021
William presented at the 2021 Genomic Sciences Program Annual PI meeting.20 Nov 2019
Chris has been appointed as EBI Deputy Director.21 Oct 2019
Welcome to the lab, Ebin!25 Sept 2019
Girija was awarded first place at the poster presentation at Microbial Early-career Researchers Association (microERA) Research Symposium. Congratulations to her!28 Jul 2019
Anshu and Girija featured in the 'List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent By Their Students' for their work as a TA in CHBE440, Process Control and Dynamics.28. Jun 2019
Congratulations to Sujit for winning third place and a travel award at the CABBI annual retreat poster presentation!16. May 2019
Payman defended! Congratulations29. Apr 2019
Anshu, Girija and Sichong passed their prelims!