Jacob Rubens

Shell-MIT Energy Fellow
Biology


News

Nine MIT students and alumni win Fulbright grants

Nine MIT students and alumni win Fulbright grants

Three of the grant-winners will spend the 2014-2015 academic year conducting energy research or studies abroad.

July 17, 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