2017 NIH Maximazing Investigators' Research Award
2016 Samsung GRO Competition
2016 Kavli Fellowship
2015 Blanchard Fellowship
2014 DARPA Young Faculty Award
2014 DuPont Young Professor for Scientific Innovation Award
Professor Peralta-Yahya's research group is developing foundational technologies to more rapidly and effectively engineer biological systems for chemical synthesis. One area of research is the development of biosensors to screen chemical-producing microbes, which could identify strains that produce chemicals at industrially relevant yield. This technology has potential applications in the area of microbial synthesis of pharmaceuticals & microbial production of high energy density fuels.
Synthetic Biology; Microbial Cell Factories; Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology.