News Archive

  • Dec 2014: Dr. Zhang received the prestigious NSF CAREER Award.

  • Nov 2014: Our work was highlighted in FOX 2 NEWS.

  • Sept 2014: Gayle presented a poster at the DARPA meeting in Washington DC with the title of "Expanding the biosynthetic capability of E. coli to produce branched-chain fatty acids".

  • Sept 2014: Di gave a talk at the SynBERC meeting in Boston with the title of "Engineering metabolic control circuits to improve fatty acid production".

  • Sept 2014: Gayle presented a poster at the Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis Retreat with the title of "Towards microbial production of isooctane".

  • Aug 2014: Yu has successfully defended his master thesis. Congratulations to his graduation!

  • Jul 2014: Di has presented a poster at the SIMB Annual Meeting with the title "Negative feedback regulation of fatty acid production based on a malonyl-CoA sensor-actuator".

  • Jul 2014: Dr. Kenneth Wickiser from West Point visited our lab. His students Matthew McClenathan and Nahm-Doug Kim will spend two weeks in our lab learning our technology, welcome!

  • Jun 2014: Dr. Yanfang Jiang started her new position as a scientist in Monsanto Co. Wish her the best in her career!

  • Apr 2014: Po-Cheng has officially joined the lab as a graduate student. He will be co-advised by Prof. Pakrasi and Prof. Zhang. Welcome!

  • Feb 2014: Di has successfully defended her PhD proposal and presented a poster in the Spring SynBERC retreat.

  • Jan 2014: Po-Cheng Lin and Carlos Barba joined the lab. Welcome!

  • Dec 2013: Di's first research paper was accepted for publication by ACS Synthetic Biology. Congratulations Di, your hard work paid off!

    • Dec 2013: Gayle Bentley, Christopher Bowen and Wen Jiang joined the lab as Ph.D students. Dr. Yanfang Jiang joined us as research associate. Welcome!

    • Aug 2013: Dr. Zhang reveived the prestigious DARPA Young Faculty Award.

    • Aug 2013: Read our story in engineering cyanobacteria in the news!

    • Aug 2013 the Lab has been awarded a NSF grant for engineering cyanobacteria to fix nitrogen. Check the news at the NSF website!

    • Aug 2013: Check out Di's review paper at Frontiers in Microbiology.

    • May-July 2013: Sara Glade (NSF REU student) and Diana Veit (undergraduate student from University of Notre Dame) have finished their summer project. Let's wish them all the best with their futher career!

    • May 2013: Dr. Zhang received the 2013 ORAU Ralph E Powe Jonior Faculty Enhancement Awards. Congratulation! More information can be found here.

    • May 2013: Andrea Balassy joined the lab as a Ph.D student. Welcome!

    • Jan 2013: Varun Krishnamurthy won the McKelvey Award. Congratulations!

    • Jan 2013: Daniel Moynihan, Phil Montgomery, and Varun Krishnamurthy joined the lab as undergraduate students. Welcome!

    • Jan 2013: We have Dr. Yi Xiao, Chad Schaber, Allison Hoynes-O'Connor, and Charlie McIntosh joining the lab as rotation students. Welcome!