Jackson Comes

Chemical engineering

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2024

Additional details: Transfer student

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MORE | Spring 2024

Engineering a Microbial Chimera for Biosynthesis of Green Solvents

Chimeras are engineered organisms that can be used to produce valuable chemicals. Through genetic engineering, gene insertion and deletion, scientists are able to direct metabolic flux towards a chemical of interest. If engineered correctly, a microbial chimera can be used to synthesize biodegradable, recyclable, petrochemical-free solvents. This would alleviate the strain put on our environment by widespread petrochemical usage. Demonstrated in this project is the metabolic engineering and molecular biology approaches required to produce a green solvent producing microbial chimera.


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The production of useful chemicals from engineered cyanobacteria establishes a sustainable manufacturing process.


  • FURI
  • Fall 2022, Summer 2022