Welcoming New Faculty & Staff

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UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry is delighted to announce the arrival of Assistant Professor, Sriram Kosuri.

Prof. Kosuri received his B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 2001, where he conducted research on bacterial systems biology with Dr. Adam Arkin. In 2007, he received his Sc.D. in Biological Engineering at MIT working with Dr. Drew Endy. His research focused on developing simulations and models of bacteriophage T7 gene expression, and testing these models by redesign and synthesis of the T7 genome. During this time he co-founded OpenWetWare, and helped the initial development of the MIT Synthetic Biology Working Group and iGEM.

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After graduate school, he helped start Joule Unlimited, which is focused on developing fuels from light and CO2 using engineered cyanobacteria.

From 2009-2011, he served as a postdoc in Dr. George Church’s lab in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and the Wyss Institute, where he conducted research on next-generation technologies in DNA synthesis and multiplexed assays of gene expression.


UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry would also like to welcome Julie Storing, who has joined the Graduate Student Affairs Office as a Student Affairs Officer. She will be supporting students in both Chemistry and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Graduate programs.