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. 
  • Graduate Student Mohammad Mazharul Islam wins the first prize for his poster at the Nebraska Plant Science Symposium.
    Graduate Student Mohammad Mazharul Islam wins the first prize for his poster at the Nebraska Plant Science Symposium. READ MORE
  • Professor Saha receives a two year Energy Research Grant to study the  Conversion of Lignin from lignocellulosic biomass into biodegradeable plastic from  Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research.
    Professor Saha receives a two year Energy Research Grant to study the Conversion of Lignin from lignocellulosic biomass into biodegradeable plastic from Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research. READ MORE
  • Professor Saha becomes part of a grant from Nebraska Center for Root and Rhizobiome Innovation for  Root Synthetic Biology: Tool Development and Applications.
    Professor Saha becomes part of a grant from Nebraska Center for Root and Rhizobiome Innovation for Root Synthetic Biology: Tool Development and Applications. READ MORE
  • Professor Saha, along with a group of Nebraska researchers, receives a three-year NSF grant to lead the project to understand how plants produce their own means of defending themselves against pathogens, predators and the environment and hope to use that information to develop more vigorous food crops. Professor Saha is a co-principal investigator on the project on "Dissecting the Sphingolipid Metabolic and Regulatory Network". More on Nebraska Engineering news.
    Professor Saha, along with a group of Nebraska researchers, receives a three-year NSF grant to lead the project to understand how plants produce their own means of defending themselves against pathogens, predators and the environment and hope to use that information to develop more vigorous food crops. Professor Saha is a co-principal investigator on the project on "Dissecting the Sphingolipid Metabolic and Regulatory Network". More on Nebraska Engineering news. READ MORE
  • Professor Saha is hosting Dr. Jay Keasling, a UNL alumnus and leader in the field of synthetic biology, to deliver a Research Council Distinguished Lecture at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 24 in the Nebraska Union, Colonial Rooms A and B.
    Professor Saha is hosting Dr. Jay Keasling, a UNL alumnus and leader in the field of synthetic biology, to deliver a Research Council Distinguished Lecture at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 24 in the Nebraska Union, Colonial Rooms A and B. READ MORE
  • Systems and Synthetic Biology group at the COnstraint-Based Reconstruction and Analysis (COBRA) conference 2018 in Seattle WA
    Systems and Synthetic Biology group at the COnstraint-Based Reconstruction and Analysis (COBRA) conference 2018 in Seattle WA READ MORE
  • Collaborating projects on producing succinic acid utilizing feedstock has started
    Collaborating projects on producing succinic acid utilizing feedstock has started READ MORE