Principal Investigator

Jeff Tabor, PhD

Professor of Biosciences and Bioengineering


Postdocs

Eric Wold, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher
Developing inhibitors of bacterial two-component systems that regulate virulence and antibiotic resistance

Ryan Butcher

Rice Bioengineering
Developing fast genetically-encoded biosensors



PhD Students


Tyler Lazar

Rice Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Multiplexed optogenetic control of bacterial metabolism

Elena Musteata

Rice Systems, Synthetic, and Physical Biology (SSPB)
Developing inhibitors of virulence-linked bacterial two-component systems


Caleigh Roleck

Rice Systems, Synthetic, and Physical Biology (SSPB)
Engineering bacteria to respond to host signals

Kevin Lorch

Rice Bioengineering
Screening the human gut microbiome for two-component system diagnostic biosensors


Maxwell Hunt

Rice Systems, Synthetic, and Physical Biology (SSPB)
Engineering lactic acid bacteria for diagnostic and therapeutic applications



Undergraduates

Rachel Wurmbrand

Rice Computer Science, '23

Hannah Li

Rice Biosciences, '25

Vedha Penmetcha

Rice Biosciences, '25

Jae Kim

Rice University, '25