Tae Seok Moon

Associate professor of energy, environmental and chemical engineering

His research focus is understanding of gene regulation, evolution, and metabolism, as well as design and construction of synthetic RNA regulators, biosensors, and complex genetic circuits. His projects include engineering probiotic bacteria for programmed parasite killing (Gates Foundation), therapeutic modulation of the gut microbiome (NIH), or neurotransmitter control (ONR); understanding biological robustness by building genetic sensors and complex circuits from the bottom-up (NSF); determining the design principles to establish nitrogen fixing ability in an oxygenic photosynthetic organism (NSF); systems engineering of Rhodococcus opacus to enable production of fuels and chemicals from lignocellulose (DOE); and establishing a generalizable model for predictable RNA regulator design (NSF).