Patrick Shih

Research Expertise and Interest

synthetic biology, plant biology, microbiology, evolutionary biology

Research Description

Patrick Shih is an assistant professor in the Department of Plant & Microbial Biology.  His research is focused on two major areas of research: 1) developing synthetic biology approaches to enable complex engineering efforts in plant systems for applications in agriculture, sustainability, human health, and bioenergy and 2) leveraging genomics and molecular biology to investigate how the evolution of early microbial metabolisms (e.g., photosynthesis) shaped our planet over geological timescales.

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