This expert is currently Vice President for Research and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at a prestigious university, and also holds joint appointments in the departments of Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Biology. This expert's skills are in enzyme technology, including preparation and use of enzymes in industrial and biomedical applications specific to generating enzymes for various basic and applied studies. Where enzymes are not commercially available, this expert clones, expresses, and purifies relevant enzymes using a number of different expression hosts (e.g., E. coli, bacillus, mammalian cells, etc.). This expert's research group includes chemical engineers, bioengineers, materials scientists, biologists, chemists and microbiologists - all focused on gaining a quantitative understanding of biological principles and applying them to advanced bioengineering, nanobiotechnology, drug discovery, and biomanufacturing. This expert has received numerous awards from the American Chemical Society, presently serves on Scientific Advisory Boards for several biotechnology companies and venture capital firms, and has cofounded a number of companies. This expert has a B.A. degree in Biochemistry and Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering, has published over 330 papers, and is a named inventor on nearly 40 patents and patent applications.
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