Systems & Synthetic Biology Laboratory

The Systems and Synthetic Biology Lab conducts research aimed at discovey and redesign of non-model microbes, plants, and microbial consortia. We focus on both computational and experimental techniques to overcome the challenges in utilizing these organisms as platforms for producing bio-renewables or answering biological questions regarding metabolism, health, and environment. 
  • CLICK HERE - NIH awards funding to Professor Saha for A Predictive Modeling Framework to Dissect the Dynamic Immunometabolic Responses to Pathogenic infection and the Kinetic Reprogramming of Metabolism in Cancer Cell System
  • CLICK HERE - Professor Saha is featured in multiple news stories for research demonstrating higher ethanol blends work in conventional vehicles. Check out the "News" for other links.
  • CLICK HERE - Professor Saha is selected as the 2020 Early Career Alumni award winner from Penn State Chemical Engineering, his doctorla Alma mater
  • CLICK HERE - Professor Saha is giving a research talk at the Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series of the Department of Chemical Engineering at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020, at 7 PM BST (8 am CDT)
  • CLICK HERE - Professor Saha receives two University of Nebraska Collaboration Initiative Grants, each $150K, to dissect the emergence of antimicobial resistance and to investigate the metabolic regulation of human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus
  • CLICK HERE - Professor Saha receives a $747,855 National Science Foundation CAREER award to study how an unusually versatile bacterium can be harnessed to more efficiently break down plant waste.
  • CLICK HERE - Professor Saha receives Career Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for "Dissecting a Metabolically Versatile Non-Model Bacterium's Lignin-Derived Compound Catabolism"
  • The Nebraska Corn Board awards funding to the Systems and Synthetic Biology Research group to develop high value plastics from corn fiber.
    The Nebraska Corn Board awards funding to the Systems and Synthetic Biology Research group to develop high value plastics from corn fiber.

Click on the pictures for more information on exciting updates for the SSBio lab.