Jacob Rubens

Shell-MIT Energy Fellow
Biology


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Jacob Rubens

Biology

Microbial metabolisms are remarkably diverse. Harnessing and channeling this diversity via metabolic engineering is central to the field of industrial biotechnology, which aims to produce specialty chemicals and fossil fuel replacements affordably and renewably. I am interested in expanding the metabolic engineering toolkit via synthetic biology to give engineers greater control over biology at the molecular level.

Academic Background

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS, St. Louis, MO, Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Magna Cum Laude, May 2010

jrrubens@mit.edu