SSbio - People

  • Group members of the Systems and Synthetic Biology Lab


People


Principal Investigator

Rajib SahaRajib Saha

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Office: 213.1 Othmer Hall, UNL City Campus
Phone: (402)472-7531
Email: rsaha2@unl.edu

Postdoctoral Researchers

Cheryl M Immethun

Postdoctoral researcher
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Office: 209.1 Othmer Hall, UNL City Campus
Email: cheryl.immethun@gmail.com
Expanding synthetic biology toolboxes of non-model microorganisms, bolstering their use in biotechnology.

Graduate Students

Mohammad Mazharul IslamMohammad Mazharul Islam

Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Office: 209.1 Othmer Hall, UNL City Campus
Email: mislam3@huskers.unl.edu
Developing organism-scale and plant-scale metabolic models, modeling and designing natural and syntehtic microbial communities, computational strain design for efficient bioproduction.

Wheaton Lane Schroeder

Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Office: 209.1 Othmer Hall, UNL City Campus
Email: wheaton@husker.unl.edu
Creating a pipeline for building a genome-scale kinetic metabolic model, including identifying regulation pathways.

Adil Al-siyabiAdil Alsiyabi

Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Office: 209.1 Othmer Hall, UNL City Campus
Email: aal-siyabi@huskers.unl.edu
Integrating different tissues types in maize kernel to develope a compartmentalized metabolic model, kinetic modeling of sphignolipid metabolism in Arabidopsis leaves.

Dianna LongDianna Long

Visiting Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Psychology 
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Office: 212 Othmer Hall, UNL City Campus
Email: dlong4789@gmail.com
Using synthetic biology methods to increase succinic acid production by Actinobacillus succinogenes.

Undergrad Students

Shardhat Reddy Daggumati

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Sophomore, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Email: srd9998@gmail.com
Constructing a genome-scale metabolic model for Methylobacter using a multifaceted approach similar to the biobricks method of standardizing biological parts.

Tony Le

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Sophomore, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Email: tonyleaiy1997@gmail.com
Creating a genome-scale metabolic model of the methane oxidizer Methylobacter with a long term goal of constructing a synthetic community with many microbes that can perform a specific function.

Matthew Van BeekMatt

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Senior, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Email: matt.v.b@hotmail.com
Metabolic model-based identification of drug targets for pathogen Staphylococcus aureus.



Claire MaaliaoClaire Maaliao

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Sophomore, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Email: maaliaoclaire@gmail.com
Creating a genome-scale metabolic model of rice through metabolic and transcriptomic analysis to develop stress tolerant and high-yielding rice varieties with a long term goal of serving poorer regions of the world and the assurance of global food security.

Chris MerkelChris Merkel

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Sophomore, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Email: chrismerk7@gmail.com
Creating a genome scale metabolic model for the photosynthetic bacteria Rhodopseudomonas palustris to optimize production of putrescine.

Naomi TsukadaNaomi Tsukada

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Sophomore, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Email: n.tsukada153@gmail.com

Investigating the metabolism of Actinobactillus succinogenes with the long term goal of developing a method to regulate gene expression using the inducible promoter P­BAD.

Josue E O'Neill-MaldonadoJosue

Bioenergy REU Student, Summer 2018
Sophomore, Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus
Email: josue.oneill1@upr.edu

In Silico Aided Metabolic Engineering of Actinobacillus succinogenes for Production of Succinate.