About us

The Dueber Lab develops strategies for introducing designable, modular control over living cells.  We are particularly interested in generating technologies for improving engineered metabolic pathway efficiency and directing flux. Our projects have applications in the development of biofuels, specialty chemicals, and environmentally friendly processes.

Members in our lab come from all over the world and are from a variety of different backgrounds. One of our main goals is to broaden the lab’s impact within our community and make new connections. To do this, we not only participate in many conferences but also engage in several national and university-based programs such as…

  • Amgen Scholars Program – a national program to increase research opportunities for diverse undergraduates
  • iGEM – program supporting education and competition of synthetic biology researchers
  • Special Projects in Synthetic Biology (SPSB) – a program developed by the Dueber lab to involve local community college and university undergraduates to engage in team-based research and gain lab experience
  • NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) – prepares researchers to extend their focus beyond the laboratory and into the commercial world