User:Franklin J Lu

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I am currently working on building a synthetic pathway to produce hydrogen from cellulosic biomass through a cell free extract. I've previously worked in the fermentation and cell culture groups of Genentech (Oceanside, CA, 2009-2011) and Merck (West Point, PA, 2005-2009).


  • 2016, PhD, Stanford Univeristy
  • 2008, MS, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2005, BS, Cornell University

Research interests

  1. Synthetic Biology
  2. Bioenergy/Biochemicals
  3. Protein Engineering



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