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Kevin Solomon

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Assistant Professor of Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, MIT (2012) M.S., Chemical Engineering Practice (2008) B. Eng, Chemical Engineering & Bioengineering, McMaster University (2006)


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Training Group(s):
Biotechnology
Biomolecular Structure and Biophysics
Microbiology


Current Research Interests:

Prof. Solomon’s research focuses on developing more efficient microbial chemical factories that sustainably produce fuels, medicines and advanced materials. Central to these factories are genes which sometimes interact with each other and the environment in unanticipated and adverse ways. We employ systems level -omics approaches to rapidly identify these interactions, and program molecular solutions with synthetic biology to overcome these effects for superior performance.



Selected Publications:

CH Haitjema, KV Solomon, JK Henske, MK Theodorou, MA O’Malley. Anaerobic Gut Fungi: Advances in Isolation, Culture, and Cellulolytic Enzyme Discovery for Biofuel Production. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 8(111): 1471-1482, (2014).

KV Solomon, CH Haitjema, DA Thompson, MA O’Malley. Extracting data from the muck: deriving biological insight from complex microbial communities and non-model organisms with next generation sequencing. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 28:103-110, (2014).

KV Solomon, TS Moon, B Ma, TM Sanders, KLJ Prather.Tuning primary metabolism for heterologous productivity. ACS Synthetic Biology, 2(3):126-135, (2013).

CH Martin, DR Nielsen, KV Solomon & KLJ Prather. Synthetic Metabolism: Engineering Biology at the Protein and Pathway Scales. Chemistry & Biology, 16: 277-286, (2009).

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