Cyanothece 51142 Tomogram (Liberton et al 2011, Plant Signal Behav)

The Pakrasi Lab studies how cyanobacteria use solar energy to drive the chemistry of life.

We work in many disciplines and at many scales, studying how the molecular machines that capture solar energy are assembled and maintained, how cyanobacteria respond to changes in their environment at the systems level, and constructing new strains of cyanobacteria that can channel solar energy into biochemicals for human use.



Two open positions are available this Fall in the Pakrasi Group for graduate students admitted to Washington University.