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Cong Trinh

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UTK


Dr. Trinh received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering (with summa cum laude, honors thesis) at the University of Houston in 2003 and earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2008. To continue his research interests in synthetic biology and metabolic engineering for biofuels research, he has worked at the Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California, Berkeley as a postdoctoral scholar from 2008-2010. He has joined the faculty of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in 2011 and also had a joint-faculty appointment with the Joint UTK-ORNL Joint Institute of Biological Science (JIBS), Biological Science Division (ORNL), and the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Education Center (CIRE). His research interests focus on understanding and reprogramming complex cellular systems for applications related to health, food, energy, and environment. Dr. Trinh's lab applies and develops both theoretical and experimental tools in interdisciplinary fields of systems and synthetic biology, metabolic and biochemical engineering, and cell physiology. If you would like to know more please visit theĀ Trinh Lab website.

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