Microbial Metabolic Regulation & Engineering

We are interested in understanding principles that drive microbial metabolism. Many microbes alter their metabolism under environmental perturbations, allowing us to peek at the amazing metabolic rewiring. We work on several microbes including a model cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus and other heterotrophic bacteria. Based on these understanding, we further apply synthetic biology approaches to grant various bugs new functions. It provides new perspectives for metabolic engineering, and also shed light to study metabolic diseases in other type of cells.