New publication on 3D-printable microbial inks

Congrats to Avinash Manjula-Basavanna and Anna Duraj-Thatte – co-first authors on a new paper in Nature Communications! The paper describes their efforts to engineer curli-fiber-producing bacteria to form a shear-thinning hydrogel that can be printed into...

Preprint on Stiff Living Materials

Check out our recent preprint entitled “Robust, Self-Regeneratable Living Materials”! This work, by Avinash Manjula-Basavanna and Anna Duraj-Thatte, describes the fabrication of macroscopic, stiff, semi-transparent materials directly from drying microbial...

Welcome to the lab, Ahmed!

We welcome Ahmed Sami Helal Ali Elwakeil to the lab! Ahmed is a postdoc who will be studying metal binding interactions with microbial biomass.
New NSF Grant

New NSF Grant

We got a new NSF grant from the Division of Materials Research to explore the feasibility of creating bioplastics from engineered microbes! Check out our positions page if you are interested in a position in the lab in this area. (Picture credit: Wikimedia...
Back to the Lab

Back to the Lab

We are re-opening the lab after a pandemic-related closure. We are eager to resume research that has been stalled for many months and lucky to have a lab layout conducive to distancing protocols. Masks on, everyone! (Picture credit: Pixnio.com)
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