We study and engineer nature’s vital, but notoriously inefficient CO2-fixing enzyme, Rubisco (ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase), whose catalysis limits the growth of crop plants and cyanobacteria used for biofuel production.

We look for ways to develop the prerequisite information and tools to express more efficient Rubisco variants in crops and cyanobacteria: by identifying unique structure-function, overcoming chaperone incompatibilities, and understanding and utilizing the catalytic influence of the auxiliary Rubisco small subunit.

Read more about our ongoing research, or see our popular science presentation for an easily accessible introduction to our research.