Ethan is a 4th year Microbiology Ph.D. student, working on the biosynthesis of algaenan, a recalcitrant algal cell wall biopolymer. The Teaching Effectiveness Award for GSIs recognizes his teaching ideas and problem-solving skills associated with hybrid online/in-person learning during his semester as a GSI for Bio1A in Fall 2021.
Anna Leipertz presented her research on “Interrogating the potential of non-coding sequence mutagenesis to modulate endogenous gene expression” at Western Photosynthesis Conference 2023.
Congratulations to our postdoctoral scholar Olia Gaidarenko on her new position as Scientist at Living Carbon!
Congratulations to our postdoctoral scholar Vincent Boudreau on his new position as the Director of Scientific Research at CarbonDrop!
Niyogi lab Ph.D. student Nina Maryn contributed to this recent publication in Science.
The Niyogi lab will work in close collaboration with other researchers at UC Berkeley, LBNL, PNNL, and Colorado School of Mines to genetically engineer Auxenochlorella protothecoides. By harnessing this microalga’s naturally high capacity for lipid biosynthesis, the aim of the project is to develop Auxenochlorella as a photosynthetic platform for production of biofuels and bioproducts to decrease our dependence on fossil fuels. Click here to learn more about this project.
Congratulations to our graduate student Tim Jeffers for completing his Ph.D.! We wish you luck on your next big endeavor as a postdoc at NYU.