User:Joseph T. Meyerowitz
I'm Joe, a student with the Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Option at Caltech. I work with Frances Arnold, Richard Murray, and their respective labs on metabolic engineering, biological circuit design, and other endeavors that might be loosely described as "synthetic biology". I recently graduated from Duke University with a dual degree in Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering. My graduate studies are supported through an NDSEG fellowship and an NSF fellowship.
I'm working on a number of projects including pharmaceutical and biofuel synthesis, engineering robust synthetic biocircuits, and engineering novel stress responses in microbes. I'm also one of the ringleaders for the Caltech Synthetic Biology Journal Club and a graduate advisor for the Caltech iGEM team.
"Engineered Ketol-Acid Reductoisomerase and Alcohol Dehydrogenase Enable Anaerobic 2-methylpropan-1-ol Production at Theoretical Yield in Escherichia ecoli," S. Bastian, X. Li, J. T. Meyerowitz, C. D. Snow, M. M. Y. Chen, F. H. Arnold. Metabolic Engineering, in press. doi:10.1016/j.ymben.2011.02.004
It's fun to see that people complained about their reviews even back then, though our idea of synthetic biology is quite different nowadays. I plan to keep my thoughts and findings of this sort on a webpage elsewhere, at least for the moment.