User:Brian Renda

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Brian Renda (an artistic interpretation)


  • Currently Enrolled, PhD, University of Texas at Austin. Graduate student in the lab of Dr. Jeffrey Barrick.
  • 2010, BS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Research interests

  • Generally, I'm interested in how we can use natural microbial diversity and evolutionary process to engineer interesting microbes or communities of microbes. I'm currently running experiments with _Acinetobacter baylyi_ ADP1 to look at horizontal gene transfer from natural metagenomes. I'm also interested in its use as an platform in bioengineering for bioremediation and industrial processes.

  1. Metagenomic Horizontal Gene Transfer
  2. Natural Competence
  3. Synthetic Biology/Ecology


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