Jacob Rubens

Shell-MIT Energy Fellow
Biology


News

Two MIT seniors and an alumnus named Rhodes Scholars

Two MIT seniors and an alumnus named Rhodes Scholars

Elliot Akama-Garren ’15, Anisha Gururaj ’15, and Noam Angrist ’13 are among 32 winners nationwide.

November 25, 2014Read more
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