Ophelia Venturelli

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Bacteriology, and Chemical and Biological Engineering

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Ophelia Venturelli's research aims to extract evolutionary design principles of networks and synthetic ecologies using a combination of experiment, computation and theory. She seeks to elucidate the network design principles that underlie dynamic responses of microbial populations and ecosystems in response to complex environmental inputs, and develop methods to construct predictable feedback control systems for targeted manipulation of microbial function, dynamics, and fitness.

  • Microbe-microbe interactions
  • Microbial engineering
  • Microbial metabolism