Principal Investigator

Jeff Tabor, PhD



PhD Students


Kathryn Brink

Rice Systems, Synthetic, and Physical Biology (SSPB)
High throughput two-component system characterization

Ryan Butcher

Rice Bioengineering
Developing fast genetically-encoded biosensors


Tyler Lazar

Rice Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Multiplexed optogenetic control of bacterial metabolism

Caleigh Roleck

Rice Systems, Synthetic, and Physical Biology (SSPB)
Engineering bacterial-plant interactions


Kevin Lorch

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

Elena Musteata

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


Undergraduates

Andrew Mu

Rice Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Junior

Shelby DesRoches

Rice BIOE, Sophomore



Lab Alumni

Postdocs
Sebastian Schmidl, PhD Assistant Professor. Texas A&M Texarkana
Matt Kotlajich, PhD Assistant Professor. Baylor College of Medicine
Moshe Baruch, PhD Postdoctoral Researcher. St-Pierre Lab, Baylor College of Medicine.
Kristina Daeffler, PhD Chemical Engineer. Schlumberger. Houston, TX
Hyo Kyung Kim, PhD Senior Researcher. CJ Cheiljedang. Seol, South Korea
Shridhar Jayanthi, PhD Patent Agent. Fletcher Yoder. Houston, TX
Chandra Jack, PhD BEACON Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow. Michigan State
PhD Students
Felix Ekness, PhD Senior Scientist. Imvela.
John Sexton, PhD Postdoctoral Researcher. Tabor lab, Rice.
Karl Gerhardt, PhD Scientist. Inscripta. Boulder, CO.
Sebastián Castillo Hair, PhD Postdoctoral Researcher. Seelig Lab, UW-Seattle
Lucas Hartsough, PhD Design Team. Ginkgo Bioworks. Boston, MA
Brian Landry, PhD Senior Scientist. BillionToOne. San Francisco, CA
Nicholas Ong, PhD Research Fellow. Chew Lab, Genome Institute of Singapore
Prabha Ramakrishnan, PhD Scientist. Zymergen. Emeryville, CA
Evan Olson, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow. Maerkl Lab. EPFL, Switzerland
Undergraduates
Ravi Sheth Hertz Fellow, Goldwater Fellow. Currently PhD student. Harris Wang Lab. Columbia University
Kenny Groszman Goldwater Fellow. Currently consultant. Boston Consulting Group
Rohan Palanki Goldwater Fellow. Currently Rice BioE student
Constantine Tzouanas Goldwater Fellow. Currently Rice BioE student
Kat Sofjan NSF Fellow. Currently Ph.D. student. Wilson Wong lab. Boston University
Nikitha Cherayil MD/Eng Student. Texas A&M Eng. Medicine Program
Devon Stork Harvard MCB PhD student
Elliot Baerman MD student. Baylor College of Medicine
Raghav Shroff UT-Austin ICMB PhD student
Shobhit Patoria Northwestern University Master’s student
Rachel Wurmbrand Rice Computer Science
Daniel Zhong Rice Biosciences
Bhavya Gopinath Rice BioE
Christopher Bi Rice BioE
Chad Fisher Rice BioE
Cory Pan Rice BioE
Anchith Kota Rice Biosciences
Grace Wickerson Rice MSNE
Stephanie Yang Rice BioE
Puja Tripuraneni Rice BioE
Keshav Rao Rice BioE
Nikola Dyulgyarov Rice Chemistry graduate
Anita Alem Rice BioE graduate
Sean Dillard Rice CHBE graduate
Nico Medellin Rice CHBE graduate
Crystal Lin Rice BioE graduate
Paulina Popek Rice BioE graduate
Zaid Haque Rice BioE graduate
David Wang Rice Biosciences graduate
Andrew Wu Rice BioE graduate
Michael Powers Rice Political Science graduate
Calvin Tsay Rice BioE graduate
High School Students
Scott Morey High School Senior