Diagnostic Tools & Biodiscovery

Biological systems uniquely exhibit remarkable molecular recognition capabilities that exceed what can be achieved currently by rational design.

The O’Malley group studies non-model microbes for biochemical production. Their approach includes isolation and deep metagenomic sequencing in order to identify novel enzymatic molecules and pathways in these organisms, and then reprogram them toward efficient biochemical conversion for applications including biofuels, commodity chemicals and therapeutics.