Dr. Bogumil Karas

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Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Western University
Postdoctoral Scholar, J. Craig Venter Institute, San Diego, CA

Office: MSB 360
Phone: 519.661.2111 x. 84670
E-mail: bkaras@uwo.ca
Google Scholar profile
Designer Microbes Inc. website

Research Interests

Research in the Karas lab is focused on developing innovative genetic tools to enable the engineering of microbes to produce medicines, DNA storage technologies, food and next generation fuels. We are using a multi-host system to perform in vivo gene deletions, additions and replacements. This approach was designed to take advantage of existing genetic tools developed for model organisms, including Escherichia coli and Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Currently, we are developing novel tools for eukaryotic algae: Phaeodactylum tricornutum, Thalassiosira pseudonana and soil bacterium Sinorhizobium meliloti.


See list of publications from PubMed.