SSbio - News and Outreach


News and Outreach


June 2018
Claire Maaliao and Naomi Tsukada, sophomore students from Chemical Engineering, joins  Systems and Synthetic Biology Lab as undergraduate researchers. Welcome!

June 2018
Josue E O Neill-Maldonado, a Bioenergy REU student from The University of Puerto Rico joins Systems and Synthetic Biology Lab for summer 2018, Welcome!

May 2018
Professor Saha instructed a GIAN course bioproduction in Photosynthetic Microbes at Indian Insititute of Technology-Kharagpur (IIT-KGP).

April 2018
Graduate student Mohammad Mazharul Islam is awarded the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CHBE) fellowship for the academic year 2018-19. Congratulations!


April 2018
Graduate student Dianna Long defends her MS thesis in Psychology. Congratulations!


January 2018
Dianna Long, graduate student from the Department of Psychology, joins the Systems and Synthetic Biology Lab as a visiting researcher. Welcome!


November 2017
Professor Saha talks to a public audience about designing biological systems: the LEGO way at UNL Science Cafe at University of Nebraska State Museum.


September 2017
Mr. Matthew Van Beek, senior in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, joins Systems and Synthetic Biology lab as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome!

August 2017
Professor Saha and Dr. Cheryl Immethun participate in ChemBio Engineering Booth at UNL STEM Expo led by Professor Dishari's group during the Great North American Total Solar Eclipse at the Haymarket area in Lincoln.

August 2017
Professor Saha's poster in Summer School for Chemical Engineering Faculty by American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) wins the best poster prize. It also gets selected for a publication in the Chemical Engineering Education Journal. Congratulations!

August 2017
Mr. Adil Alsiyabi joins the Systems and Synthetic Biology research group as graduate students. Welcome!

August 2017
Bioenergy REU summer research student Mr. Kyle Buchanan's poster wins best poster award in University of Nebraska-Lincoln Fall Research Fair 2017. Congratulations!

July 2017
Graduate student Mr. Wheaton Schroeder gets married. Congratulations and best wishes!

July 2017
The Systems and Synthetic Biology research group celebrates the end of summer with an afternoon party with Professor Dishari's lab in the department.

June 2017
Mr. Wheaton Schroeder paticipates in a nationwide workshop titled "Science Outside the Laboratory (SOtL): Nanotechnology and Policy" on a travel fellowship in Washington DC. The workshop focuses on exploring the complex links between science and policy in the American government.

June 2017
Kyle Buchanan joins the Systems and Synthetic Biology research group as a Bioenergy REU summer research student from UIUC. Welcome!

April 2017
Systems and Synthetic Biology research group participate in the Nebraska Research and Innovation Conference on Predictive Crop Design: Genome to Phenome at the Cornhusker Marriott in Lincoln, NE on April 6-7. Professor Saha talks about "Omics Data Integration and Answering Important Biological Questions". Mr. Islam presents a poster on Thermal Stress on Plants and Mr. Schroeder presents a poster on Multi-tissue Kinetic Model of Arabidopsis thaliana.

March 2017

Professor Saha and Dr. Cheryl Immethun participate in UNL Women in Science Conference 2017 and led the ChE department display booth.

January 2017
Conner Lunn, Michaela Keck, Tony Le, Shardhat Daggumati and Riley Heller join the Systems and Synthetic Biology research group as undergraduate researcher. Welcome!

January 2017
Mr. Wheaton Schroeder joins the Systems and Synthetic Biology research group as a graduate student fom Spring 2017. Welcome!

January 2017
Dr. Cheryl Immethun joins Systems and Synthetic Biology research group as a post-doctoral fellow. Welcome!

December 2016
The Systems and Synthetic Biology research group obtain perpetual multi-user academic licenses for General Algebraic Modeling Systems (GAMS) with solvers CPLEX and BARON for linear and nonlinear single- and multi-level optimization problem solution. The softwares are installed on UNL's high-performance cluster computing systems and will be accessible for use by alll group members.

November 2016
The Systems and Synthetic Biology Lab start building their own wet lab at Othmer Hall.

October 2016
Systems and Synthetic Biology research group participate in the UNL Plant Science Retreat at the Lied Lodge Conference Center in Nebraska City on October 14-15. Professor Saha talks about the role of metabolic modeling and systems biology tools towards crop improvement. Mr. Islam presents a poster on Modeling of metabolism: From Individual Microorganism to Whole-Plant and Multi-species Consortia.

August 2016
Mr. Mohammad Mazharul Islam joins the Systems and Synthetic Biology research group from Fall 2016 as a graduate student. Welcome!
He will be working on organism-scale and microbial community metabolic model development, Engineering microbial consortia, and 'omics data integration.

August 2016
The Systems and Synthetic Biology Lab in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department  officially start its journey, led by Professor Rajib Saha.