Michelle A O'Malley

Michelle O'Malley Portrait

ICB Systems and Synthetic Biology Co-Leader
Associate Professor

Chemical Engineering
UCSB

Phone: 

805-893-4769

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Research Interests: 

My research develops new technologies to genetically engineer non-model microbes and anaerobic consortia for sustainable chemical production, remediation, and natural product discovery. Our approach combines classical microbiology with cutting-edge tools (genome sequencing, RNA-Seq) to engineer the processes that underlie protein and enzyme production. Current efforts include discovery of novel enzymes from anaerobic gut fungi, metabolic engineering for enhanced anaerobic cooperation, engineering of synthetic enzyme complexes for consolidated bioprocessing, and deciphering the structure-function relationship of membrane proteins.

ICB Task Orders:

Systems and Synthetic Biology, Completed Projects

ICB-Supported Publications: