Welcome to Pfleger Lab

We are  multi-disciplined team of researchers focused on using metabolic engineering techniques to produce value-added fuels and chemicals.  With backgrounds ranging from chemical engineering to molecular biology, we are well equipped to create a variety of solutions to any research problem.  We are currently working on a variety of projects in different organisms, including Escherichia coli and Synechococcus sp. 7002.  Led by Professor Brian Pfleger, we hope to solve relevant societal problems using our expertise in biology. 

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Dr. Brian Pfleger and Dr. Andrew Markley presented at Pacifichem.

Welcome back Travis Korosh from a successful internship at REG!

Welcome to new PhD students and postdocs:

  • Taylor Cook
  • Dr. Rung Yi Lai
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Selected Publications

Copeland MF, Politz MP, Johnson CB, Markley AL, Pfleger BF. A transcription activator-like effector induction system mediated by proteolytic degradation. Nature Chemical Biology (Accepted)

Luterbacher, JS, Rand, JM, Alonso, DM, Han, J, Youngquist, JT, Maravelias, CT, Pfleger, BF and Dumesic, JA. 
Science. 343, 277-280 (2014).http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24436415

Politz MC, Copeland MF, Pfleger BF. Artificial repressors for controlling gene expression in bacteria. ChemComm (Epub ahead of press).http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23230569