Our specific areas of research are bacterial microcompartments, vitamin B12 metabolism and the genetic engineering of E. coli for the production of renewable chemicals and biofuels. Our general area of expertise is bacterial metabolism which has broad application to the production of chemicals and pharmaceuticals, the prevention and treatment of human disease, and the cycling of matter that is essential to a healthy environment. Our investigative approach is highly interdisciplinary involving genetics, biochemistry, biophysics and structural biology.
Dr. Thomas Bobik
Area of Expertise:
B.S., Microbiology, Indiana University, 1979
M.S., Microbiology, University of Illinois, 1986
Ph.D., Microbiology, University of Illinois, 1990