Craig Dana.

Postdoctoral Fellow

University of California, Berkeley

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, 2013
University of California, Berkeley

B.S. Chemical Engineering, 2008
Rutgers University

Office Location: 242 Energy Biosciences Building
Office Telephone: 510-666-2558

High-Throughput Solid-Substrate Cellulolytic Screens and Directed Evolution of Improved Cellulases

I am studying the engineering and recombinant expression of fungal cellulase enzymes in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. I apply Biased Clique Shuffling, an evolutionary technique based on DNA shuffling, to improve the properties of these enzymes. This work is particularly focused on the nature and consequences of post-translational modifications on native and recombinant cellulases.