Chemical and Biological Engineering Graduate Program

Faculty Advisor: Jennifer Reed


Hugh Purdy’s research uses genome-scale metabolic models to study and engineer microbial metabolism. He is applying the genome-scale metabolic model iSyp708 to study and engineer the metabolism of the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 . He is also conducting research on a project that aims to develop and apply a “de novo pathway finding algorithm” for guiding the development of novel microbial production strains and also for annotating/re-annotating metabolic genes involved in currently uncharacterized pathways.