Brian Pfleger

Jay and Cynthia Ihlenfeld Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering

College of Engineering

Brian Pfleger's research group focuses on using metabolic engineering techniques to produce value-added fuels and chemicals from renewable resources. Pfleger uses synthetic biology to identify new biological components and quantitatively characterizing their biochemical or biological function, develop tools for quick assembly of novel systems comprised of biological components, engineer novel systems to solve problems, and optimize the performance of biological systems in the context of an evolving organism.

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