1999, PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley. 2000-04, Senior Research Biochemical Engineer and Research Fellow, Merck Research Labs. Since 2004, Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT. Member: Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center; Synthetic Biology Center, MIT. Recipient of awards: Young Investigator Award, Office of Naval Research (2005-2008); TR35 Young Innovator, Technology Review (2007); Junior Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching, MIT School of Engineering (2010); CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (2010); Young Investigator Award, Biochemical Engineering Journal (2011). Expertise: design and assembly of recombinant micro-organisms for the production of small molecules.