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Kevin Solomon

Kevin Solomon

Assistant Professor of Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Dr. Solomon earned his PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Chemical Engineering where he developed new tools to reprogram microbial metabolism for biochemical production and examined how cells respond to that intervention.

Dr. Solomon focuses on the development of sustainable microbial processes to supply the energy, materials, and medicines of tomorrow. Professor Solomon's research program combines both applied and fundamental approaches to better understand the design principles of metabolic flux and gene regulation in microbes, and expand the toolbox for synthetic biology.

His research aims to harness these tools and principles to engineer microbes that can robustly adapt to its environment while performing new tasks as chemical factories, microbial computers, and novel therapeutics.