User:Heather Szmidt

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Heather Szmidt (an artistic interpretation)


  • 2008, BS in Chemistry, University of California San Diego

Research interests

  1. Microbiology
  2. Synthetic Biology
  3. Chemical Biology
  4. Molecular Systems Biology
  5. Environmental Science
  6. Analytical Chemistry


  1. M. J. Dunlop, Zain Y. Dossani, Heather. L. Szmidt, H. Cheng Chu, Taek Soon Lee, Jay D. Keasling, Masood Z. Hadi, Aindrila Mukhopadhyay. "Engineering Microbial Biofuel Tolerance and Export Using Efflux Pumps" Molecular Systems Biology 7:487, May 2011
  2. Redding-Johanson AM, Batth TS, Chan R, Krupa R, Szmidt HL, Adams PD, Keasling JD, Lee TS, Mukhopadhyay A, Petzold CJ “Targeted Proteomics for Metabolic Pathway Optimization: Application to Terpene Production”, Metabolic Engineering Volume 13, Issue 2, March 2011, Pages 194-203
  3. Becky J. Rutherford, Robert H. Dahl, Richard E. Price, Heather L. Szmidt, Peter I. Benke, Aindrila Mukhopadhyay, and Jay D. Keasling “Functional Genomic Study of Exogenous n-Butanol Stress in Escherichia coli” Appl. Envir. Microbiol., March 15, 2010; 76: 1935 - 1945.


  1. “Engineering Solvent Tolerant E. coli Using Efflux Pumps.” Presented at the JBEI Open House 2010, Emeryville, CA

Other PR

  1. American Society of Micriobiology Magazine Efflux Pumps Eyed for Solving Biofuel Toxicity Challenge in Microbial Producers
  2. Biorefining Magazine Meet the Bio-Academic Entrepreneurs
  3. Science Daily Developing Advanced Biofuels: Researchers Counteract Biofuel Toxicity in Microbes


Mukhopadhyay Group

Joint BioEnergy Institute

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab