Brian Pfleger

Associate Professor

Chemical & Biological Engineering

College of Engineering

​An assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Dr. Pfleger is an expert in how to engineer microbes for the production of small molecules.  His laboratory researches how to design, construct, and analyze synthetic biological systems from characterized biological components.  Students in his lab work at the interface of Synthetic Biology and Systems Biology to address issues in sustainable chemical production.

  • Metabolic engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Synthetic biology
  • Natural products
  • Protein engineering
  • Cyanobacteria
  • Sustainability