Michael G. Thomas

E. B. Fred Professor of Bacteriology

College of Letters & Sciences

Michael G. Thomas is the E. B. Fred Professor of Bacteriology. Dr. Thomas is an expert on altering natural product biosynthesis using metabolic engineering of bacteria and the identification of new natural products using nontraditional approaches. He applies his expertise in metabolism to expand the development of bioenergy microbes to encompass a wider range of biofuels and bioproducts.

  • Antibiotic discovery and development
  • Metabolic engineering