Lightning strikes!

George McArthur gave a lightning talk at the recent Metabolic Engineering X conference titled "The Impact of Orthogonal Gene Expression on Heterologous Pathway Productivity."

Biochemical Engineering Journal paper accepted

Yu Deng's paper titled "Production of butyric acid by a cellulolytic actinobacterium Thermobifida fusca on cellulose" has been accepted in Biochemical Engineering Journal.

HSURP student

Ms. Emily Miller has started in our group as part of VCU's Honors Summer Undergraduate Research Program. One of her first contributions? DNA cupcakes!

DNA Cupcakes


Manuscript accepted at Bioengineered

Advait's paper on modeling cellulose degradation with Dr. Ryan Senger titled "Designing novel cellulase systems through Agent-Based Modeling and Global Sensitivity Analysis" has been accepted for publication in Bioengineered.


Laura Hayward
Congratulations to Laura Hayward who was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Australia next year!

ACS conference

Dr. Fong co-chaired two sessions for the BIOT Division of ACS with Dr. David Hogsett.

Hardywood Visitors

Hardywood Visitors
We were excited to have a visit today from Patrick Murtaugh and Kate Lee from Hardywood Brewery.

Our paper "ex vivo DNA assembly," published in Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, is featured on the main Frontiers homepage!

frontiers homepage

Dr. Fong gives talk in Chile

Dr. Fong gave a talk on synthetic biology at the Universidad Mayor in Santiago, Chile on Sept. 25. It was a great trip with an awesome group in Chile! There is a write-up of the visit here and a second write-up below.

Chile Article

Congratulations to Dr. George McArthur IV!

Congratulations to Dr. George McArthur IV who successfully defended his dissertation on April 19, 2013!

Dr. MacArthur IV