Student working on a research project.

Metabolic Engineering / Biochemistry

Some of the most commonly used medicines today are derived from plants. However the production of these powerful drugs is extremely limited by the low concentration in host plants. Our group addresses this challenge by grafting the entire biosynthetic pathway into E. coli or yeast to allow mass-production of the active compounds at an industrially relevant level. This position offers student great opportunities to learn basic lab management skills and gain experiences in molecular biology and biochemistry.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Plant Biology
Student Skill-Set Needed: accountable and enthusiastic, basic knowledge in biology, commit to at least two semesters, able to work substantial hours each week, previous lab experience is a plus, basic computer skills, sophomores are preferred, please include year, major, and GPA
Compensation: Volunteer, Work Study
Available: Fall, Spring


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Zhen Wang
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Biological Sciences
Office: Cooke 625