Biofuels from Engineered Bacteria

Right after I graduated from college at UC Berkeley, I worked at the Joint BioEnergy Institute to hack bacteria into making jet fuel. For a year, I was engineering bacteria to produce the jet fuel precursor, pinene – one chemical reaction of two pinene molecules yields jet fuel. Bittersweetly, I left for graduate school, and the project luckily continued.

Read our paper published in ACS Synthetic Biology and in the news: Science Daily, Popular Science, and Scientific American.



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